Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan,
New York City, c. 1956.
Courtesy of Herman Leonard Photography, LLC.
Gerry Mulligan Quartet
The spacious sound and clear counterpoint of Mulligan’s piano-less quartet helped set the model for West Coast jazz in the early 1950s. One critic wrote, “In comparison with the frantic extremes of bop, [Mulligan’s] jazz is rich and even orderly...”