Gerry Mulligan

1927 - 1996

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Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996), also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerry Mulligan has received more than 690,872 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gerry Mulligan is the 436th most popular musician (down from 393rd in 2019), the 2,327th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,051st in 2019) and the 133rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Gerry Mulligan ranks 436 out of 2,675Before him are Manitas de Plata, Joe Pass, Grace Slick, Donovan, Glenn Tipton, and Franco Battiato. After him are Peter Schreier, Tansen, Dee Dee Ramone, Grigory Sokolov, Flea, and Randy Rhoads.

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Among people born in 1927, Gerry Mulligan ranks 112Before him are Claude Gensac, Pierre Henry, Marvin Harris, Lee Grant, Cecil Bødker, and Stanisław Kania. After him are Nguyễn Khánh, Carlos José Castilho, Hans Schäfer, Coretta Scott King, Sabah, and Paul Badura-Skoda. Among people deceased in 1996, Gerry Mulligan ranks 80Before him are Spiro Agnew, Michel Debré, María Casares, Haing S. Ngor, David Packard, and Pavel Sudoplatov. After him are Zeki Müren, Stavros Niarchos, Mary Leakey, Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Margaux Hemingway, and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gerry Mulligan ranks 2,327 out of 15,968Before him are Pinetop Perkins (1913), Robert Sternberg (1949), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), Karen Black (1939), Patricia Clarkson (1959), and Stephen Crane (1871). After him are Teri Hatcher (1964), William Joyce (1906), Jessica Biel (1982), Jeff Daniels (1955), Dorothea Tanning (1910), and John Connally (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Gerry Mulligan ranks 133Before him are Bud Powell (1924), Tony Levin (1946), Tito Puente (1923), Freddie King (1934), Joe Pass (1929), and Grace Slick (1939). After him are Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Randy Rhoads (1956), Jason Newsted (1963), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Van Cliburn (1934), and Murray Perahia (1947).