The biography of Gerry Mulligan by Claude Carrière and Christian Bonnet, illustrated by Cerminaro and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
The quartet alone that he led in 1952-53, and which also established the glory of Chet Baker , would give Gerry Mulligan an important place in the Jazz Pantheon. However, this saxophonist gave us in a thousand circumstances other reasons to admire him and to love his musical production. We remember in particular his quartet with the trombonist Bob Brookmeyer , his sextet with the tenor Zoot Sims , his superb Jazz Band Concert , and his enthusiasm for creating or experiencing encounters with artists of all styles, from Ben Webster to Paul Desmond , from Astor Piazzola to Billie Holiday .
This dandy with the appearance of an eternal student, an ardent soloist as well as a perfectionist conductor (who attracted more than just friends...) gave jazz an abundant and multifaceted body of work that commands respect.