Bernie’s Tune

Gerry Mulligan

Rome, 1956

A standard written in 1953 by Bernie Miller, Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, “Bernie’s Tune” is here performed by, among others, band leader Gerry Mulligan.

Mulligan’s baritone sax playing would become synonymous with cool jazz. An eager arranger from his earliest years, he quit high school to collaborate with a touring band. It would take a few years, but soon he would be doing arrangements for none other than Miles Davis.

Personnel:

Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax
Zoot Sims, tenor sax
Jon Eardley, trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer, trombone
Bill Crow, bass
Dave Bailey, drums