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Gerry Mulligan/Thelonious Monk: Mulligan Meets Monk

Read "Mulligan Meets Monk" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Mulligan and Monk: what is their common ground? Certainly not the “Cool School West Coast pianoless groups of Mulligan and Baker. Nor do you think of the Lester Young-influenced Mulligan in the same sphere (pun intended) as some of Monk's preeminent sax players, like Johnny Griffin or John Coltrane.

Perhaps it is their mutual love ...

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Gerry Mulligan/Thelonious Monk: Mulligan Meets Monk

Read "Mulligan Meets Monk" reviewed by David Rickert

Mulligan Meets Monk captures one of the most improbable encounters in jazz, one artist the standard bearer for the conservative cool school, the other a peddler of a more liberal style of jazz. Both were mavericks in their own way, and there’s an interesting symmetry in their approaches: Mulligan exploring the freedom available without a piano, ...