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Gerry Mulligan
April 6, 1927 - January 20, 1996
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear.


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


The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field.


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.


Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.


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


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


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.


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


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