Jeru: In the Words of Gerry Mulligan
An Oral Autobiography
"Young Blood" | Pianoless Quartet | Chet Baker | On Counterpoint | Addictions
Thelonious Monk | Live vs. Studio | Gene Krupa | Astor & Franca | Editor's Note
One of the most widely respected and admired jazz musicians of our time, Gerry Mulligan occupies a unique place in the American musical scene. As composer, arranger, performer and band leader, he has played a vital role in the history of modern jazz and contemporary music.
This unique set of spoken recordings, taped in 1995, came to the Library of Congress through the generosity of Gerry's wife, Franca R. Mulligan. Edited and excerpted from hours of material, this unique look into Mulligan's evolving musical career--from the "Birth of the Cool" recordings to the Pianoless Quartet to his Concert Jazz Band and beyond--gives us the chance to experience a very personal story of a man, musician, and innovator.