Talking with Gil Evans, 1982. Photo by Chuck Pulin
Gerry Mulligan with Dizzy Gillespie. Gillespie home, 1958. Photo by Herman Leonard
Dave Grusin, Gerry & Franca Mulligan, June 5, 1982. Reception for Gerry & Franca at the home of Nino & Marisa Castellett, Darien, Connecticut
Gerry Mulligan with Bob Brookmeyer
Gerry rehearsing the musical “Happy Birthday”, 1974. Pictured (left to right): James Hatcher producer & director, Anita Loos, Gary Conway, Gerry Mulligan and Fannie Flagg. Musical adapted from a play of the same name, written by Anita Loos, with music by Gerry Mulligan and lyrics by Judy Holliday. Photo by Franca R. Mulligan
Gerry playing clarinet with Ronnie Odrich at Ronnie’s home, 1977. Photo by Franca R. Mulligan
Gerry and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 1986. Photo by Jorge Narinho
Gerry with Zubin Mehta in Gerry’s dressing room before a performance with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, December 1989. Photo by Jorjana Kellaway
Gerry with Sarah Vaughan
In October, 1995, Gerry played in a concert at the Nazionale Theater in Milano to benefit the Sera Je Monastery in India.
Following Gerry’s performance, he was offered a Kata Scarf by the Venerable Thamthog Rinpoche, the longtime friend of Gerry and Franca Mulligan. The Venerable Thamthog Rinpoche is Abbot of the Namgyal Tantric Monastery of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, India, Master of the Sera Je, Drepung and Gaden Monasteries in India, and Director of the Center of Tibetan Studies in Milan.
Venerable Thamthog Rinpoche made the following statement on the music of Gerry Mulligan:
“Music is important to our lives, and can have a positive or negative effect, depending on our motivation, and the action of our mind. Gerry wrote beautiful music, very pure, which is a lasting and precious gift to the people of the world.”
Gerry with Dave Brubeck