Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gerry Mulligan: “Flying Scotsman” (1991)

Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) plays his composition “Flying Scotsman” with Bill Mays (piano), Dean Johnson (bass) and Dave Ratajczak (drums) at the Brecon Jazz Festival in 1991.

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (1927 – 1996) was a jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger. Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonist in jazz - playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz. Mulligan performed as a soloist or sideman with many of the giants of jazz including Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Andre Previn, Billie Holiday, Marian McPartland, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Thelonious Monk, Fletcher Henderson, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck.

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