Gerry Mulligan On Piano Jazz

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Gerry Mulligan, best known as a baritone saxophonist, was pivotal in developing the West Coast jazz sound, and was featured in big bands for years. He also composed and performed symphonic music and played piano.

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1987, Mulligan performs his original compositions “Ontet” and “Good Neighbor Thelonious.” He and host Marian McPartland wrap up the program with a duet of “Blues Angst.”

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1987.

Set List
  • “Ontet” (Mulligan)
  • “Good Neighbor Thelonious” (Mulligan)
  • “Maybe September” (Kaper)
  • “Line For Lyons” (Mulligan)
  • “Lonesome Boulevard” (Mulligan)
  • “Flying” (Mulligan)
  • “The Real Thing” (Mulligan)
  • “Moonlight In Vermont” (Blackburn, Suessdorf)
  • “I’ll Be Around” (Wilder)
  • “Blues Angst” (McPartland, Mulligan)
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