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My local newspaper puts out a great Sunday edition with multiple informative sections and lots of advertising. Invariably, I grab the commentary section first. Gerry Mulligan, the publisher, naming his section “Out The Window” always tackles issues of importance with factual data and good humor. 158 more words

Elliot Lawrence(4)

About Gerry Mulligan, I’m not going to write.

However, JazzWax posted last conversation with Mulligan.

Elliot Lawrence said:
”In the mid-1990s, my phone rang at 3 a.m. 136 more words


Elliot Lawrence(3)

Then in 1941 he auditioned for the University of Pennsylvania’s music school.

When he was in college in the early 1940s, the band business was starting to quiet down. 156 more words


Elliot Lawrence(1)

Recently I purchased rare jazz records.

The leader’s name of this record is Elliot Lawrence.

He was born February 14, 1925 in Philadelphia.

Fortunately he is alive and still healthy. 70 more words


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. 7 more words

Gerry Mulligan

We get it, Keith Jarrett is great

Keith Jarrett came on my Pandora this morning and as usual I loved his playing. The song ended – I think it was a Gerry Mulligan tune – and it must have been the last song of the concert because the audience went crazy, clapping whistling, who knows, maybe they even took off their clothes a la Woodstock. 48 more words