One of the most widely respected and admired jazz musicians of all time, Gerry Mulligan occupies a unique place in the American musical scene.

As arranger, composer, saxophonist, and conductor, he played a vital role in the history of modern jazz and contemporary music. During a career spanning fifty years, Mulligan performed with such jazz immortals as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jack Teagarden, Dave Brubeck, and Billie Holliday. He was consistently voted number one in jazz polls around the world and won a record twenty-nine consecutive Down Beat Readers Poll awards.

A Grammy winner and one of the great saxophonists of jazz, Gerry Mulligan continued to lead bands until his death in 1996.

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