1972 Gerry Mulligan – The Age Of Steam

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.  Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan’s pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as “Walkin’ Shoes” and “Five Brothers”, have become jazz standards.

In 1971, Gerry Mulligan created his most significant work for big band in over a decade, for the album The Age of Steam. At various times in the 1970s he performed with Charles Mingus. The Concert Jazz Band was “reformed” with younger players, including a full-time pianist in Mitchel Formann, in 1978, and toured at various times through the 1980s.


1  One To Ten In Ohio (Gerry Mulligan) 4:15
2  K-4 Pacific (Gerry Mulligan) 5:10
3  Grand Tour (Gerry Mulligan) 4:25
4  Over the Hill and Out of the Woods (Gerry Mulligan) 8:38
5  Country Beaver (Gerry Mulligan) 3:10
6  A Weed In Disneyland (Gerry Mulligan) 4:16
7  Golden Notebooks (Gerry Mulligan) 4:16
8  Maytag (Gerry Mulligan) 4:17


Bass Chuck Domanico
Guitar Howard Roberts
Flute Bud Shank
Horns Jimmy Cleveland
Horns Roger Bobo
Horns Ernie Watts
Horns Kenny Schroyer
Sax Gerry Mulligan
Sax Bud Shank
Sax Tom Scott
Trombone Bob Brookmeyer
Trumpet Harry Edison
Percussion Emil Richards
Percussion Joe Porcaro

Other Musicians

2 K-4 Pacific

Drums Joe Porcaro
Piano Roger Kellaway

3 Grand Tour

Piano Roger Kellaway

4 Over the Hill and Out of the Woods

Drums John Guerin
Piano Gerry Mulligan

5 Country Beaver

Drums John Guerin
Piano Roger Kellaway

6 A Weed In Disneyland

Drums Joe Porcaro

7 Golden Notebooks

Drums John Guerin
Sax Gerry Mulligan

8 Maytag

Drums Joe Porcaro

Liner Notes

Producer – Stephan Goldman
Engineer – Dick Bogert, Ric Tarantini, Tommy Vicari

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Chuck Beeson
Liner Notes – Michael Cuscuna
Photography By – Jerry Czember

Recorded at A&M Studios and Poppi Studios, Hollywood between February 1971 and July 1971.