Posts tagged ‘“The Shadow Of Your Smile”’

settembre 15, 2011

Gerry Mulligan “The Shadow Of Your Smile” (1965)

Quando il jazz diventa poesia.

Gerald Joseph “Gerry” Mulligan (April 6, 1927 January 20, 1996)

The most famous and probably greatest jazz baritonist of all time, Gerry Mulligan was a giant. A flexible soloist who was always ready to jam with anyone from Dixielanders to the most advanced boppers, Mulligan brought a somewhat revolutionary light sound to his potentially awkward and brutal horn and played with the speed and dexterity of an altoist.

Mulligan started on the piano before learning clarinet and the various saxophones. His initial reputation was as an arranger.