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Gerry Mulligan's Profile

Brief about Gerry Mulligan: By info that we know Gerry Mulligan was born at 1927-04-06. And also Gerry Mulligan is American Musician.

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You can make a saxophone into an electric organ; you can do everything with it.

Tags: Electric, Organ, Saxophone

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.

Tags: Fact, Happens, Him

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.

Tags: Band, Dance, Three

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.

Tags: Talk, Time, Understand

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.

Tags: Match, Start, Top

Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing than playing in recent years.

Tags: Fact, Playing, Writing

Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.

Tags: Melody, Ultimately, Wit

Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.

Tags: Means, Players, Worked

I like what I hear other guys doing, but the thing that really attracts me is melodic playing.

Tags: Guys, Hear, Playing

I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with.

Tags: Electronic, Fascinated, Mess

I've always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same kind of facility without shouting.

Tags: Shouting, Top, Wanted

I've appeared on some other people's albums.

Tags: Albums

If you've only got one horn playing, I still want the sense of ensemble.

Tags: Horn, Playing, Sense

In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.

Tags: Baritone, Player, Started

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.

Tags: Band, Rather, True

Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.

Tags: Miles, Songs, Writes

New York is still where I live most of the time.

Tags: Time, York

Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto to any great extent in the orchestra.

Tags: Great, Guess, Orchestra

People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy.

Tags: Fancy, Happens, Music

So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone.

Tags: Money, Until, While
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