Intricacy in a Lower Register

NPR profiles Gerry Mulligan:

Arguably the most influential baritone saxophonist in jazz, Gerry Mulligan was also a commanding composer, arranger and bandleader, and played a pivotal role in developing the “cool jazz” sound and the West Coast jazz community. Mulligan extended his unwieldy instrument’s vocabulary with his soft tone, rhythmic agility and harmonic brilliance, and established the “bari” sax as a solo instrument in small group settings

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