Gerry Mulligan

Cool jazz, Musical Artist

1927 – 1996

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Who was Gerry Mulligan?

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz historyplaying the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan's pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the more important cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments.

In 1974 Mulligan met his future wife, Countess Franca Rota Borghini Baldovinetti, in Milan, Italy.

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Born
Apr 6, 1927
Queens Village
Also known as
  • Garry Mulligan
  • Gerald Mulligan
  • Joseph Mulligan
  • Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan
  • Gerald Joseph Mulligan
  • Jeru
  • Gerry Mullingan
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys
Lived in
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Kalamazoo
  • Reading
  • Darien
  • Marion
  • Queens
Died
Jan 20, 1996
Darien

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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