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Night Lights(3)

The alternate version of ‘Night Lights ‘ was issued.

The master version of ‘Night Lights’ was playing piano by Gerry Mulligan.

But the latter version was playing on clarinet by the leader. 69 more words


Night Lights(2)

Speaking of ‘Night Lights’, there is a famous record of Gerry Mulligan.

This song is first track of the A-side.

David Brent Johnson is using this song as an ending theme of program. 99 more words


In Praise of Gerry Mulligan, Lester “Prez” Young and Melodic Jazz

“But, Can You Sing Me a Song”

By Roger Crane “Song Scout”

I discovered jazz thanks to a hip girlfriend named Jennie. She thought that I was “like way too square, man”  and, sometime, in the ‘50s, the pretty, zoftig Jennie took me to The Haig, (a small club with a big sign) to see this guy named Gerry Mulligan who, in my young ignorance, I assumed was some new rock & roll singer. 485 more words

Charlie Parker

I’ve always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same...

I’ve always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same kind of facility without shouting. – Gerry Mulligan: http://dlvr.it/DDFXvx

Gerry Mulligan

Grown Up Music

I’m usually busy on Sunday mornings, but life changes and I suddenly find myself free alternate weeks.  A lovely morning found me down on the seafront for the start of the Cowes-Torquay Power Boat Race, for what seemed to me a kind of adult playtime for the very wealthy.   144 more words


Billie, Lester, and 'The Sound of Jazz'

In the late 1950’s CBS aired a television series called “Seven Lively Arts.” On December 8, 1957, 32 jazz giants, including Count Basie, Lester Young… 277 more words

1950's Jazz