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Summary

Gerry Mulligan (born as Gerald Joseph Mulligan in Queens Village, Queens, New York), he is also known as Jeru, was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between April 6, 1927 and January 20, 1996.

Biography

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American baritone saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader. He played an important role as an arranger and baritone soloist in Miles Davis' nine-piece band.

He demonstrates with his sophisticated perception of timbre, harmony, form and an integration of composed and improvisational elements in a personal way that unites 1950s advanced jazzidiom with features from older jazz such as swing, phrasing and collective improvisation. He works like a subdued tone in a limited dynamic register.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Gerry.

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Famous quotes by Gerry Mulligan (29)


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"This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear"
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"The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony orchestra into the kind of dynamic, rhythmic thing"
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"Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones"
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"I've always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same kind of facility without shouting"
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"New York is still where I live most of the time"
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"In a way, I started out to be a baritone player"
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"Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately"
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"Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing than playing in recent years"
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"When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing"
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"The baritone can serve functions that the alto and tenor cannot, in orchestral voicing"
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"People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy"
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"You can make a saxophone into an electric organ; you can do everything with it"
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"The other saxophones, except as solo instruments, really don't have much point in the orchestra"
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"If you've only got one horn playing, I still want the sense of ensemble"
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"I've appeared on some other people's albums"
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"I like what I hear other guys doing, but the thing that really attracts me is melodic playing"
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"You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet"
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"The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field"
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"Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto to any great extent in the orchestra"
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"It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way"
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"When I began listening to saxophones, I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins"
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"So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone"
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"In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him. You know, it's the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is: what's available, what somebody happens to play for you"
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"The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine"
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"People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don't understand about that nonsense. It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time"
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"Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays"
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"I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with"
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"Then, of course, I played alto and tenor, wherever there were jobs"
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"Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players"


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