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 851,864 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gerry Mulligan is the 522nd most popular musician (down from 436th in 2019), the 2,788th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,326th in 2019) and the 159th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Gerry Mulligan ranks 522 out of 2,662Before him are Ole Bull, Michel Petrucciani, Wendy Carlos, Mitch Mitchell, Klaus Voormann, and Ivo Pogorelić. After him are Vince Clarke, Steve Howe, Marco Hietala, Jan Kubelík, Tommy Lee, and Anton Karas.

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Among people born in 1927, Gerry Mulligan ranks 122Before him are Mikhail Ulyanov, Óscar Míguez, Allen Newell, Colin Davis, William Labov, and Raymond Chow. After him are Jorge Batlle, Carlos José Castilho, Laura Betti, Hans Schäfer, Coretta Scott King, and Bernard Vukas. Among people deceased in 1996, Gerry Mulligan ranks 96Before him are Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Jonathan Larson, Dan Flavin, David Packard, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, and Christopher Robin Milne. After him are Hyman Minsky, Idries Shah, Leo Joseph Suenens, Haing S. Ngor, Karl Rappan, and Ai Qing.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gerry Mulligan ranks 2,788 out of 18,182Before him are Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Machine Gun Kelly (1990), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Jack Johnson (1878), Dan Quayle (1947), and Darlene Hard (1936). After him are Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Alfre Woodard (1952), John Savage (1949), Mary Astor (1906), and Kristin Davis (1965).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Gerry Mulligan ranks 159Before him are Bill Viola (1951), Archie Shepp (1937), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Joey DeMaio (1954), Freddie King (1934), and Wendy Carlos (1939). After him are Joe Pass (1929), Tom Petty (1950), Artie Shaw (1910), Ace Frehley (1951), Jeff Porcaro (1954), and Matt Cameron (1962).