Gerry Mulligan was a legendary composer, arranger, bandleader and baritone saxophonist. He was able to sit in with any musician because he could embrace all styles of jazz regardless of his specialty. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with writer, jazz historian and jazz journalist SANFORD JOSEPHSON about his new biography: JERU’S JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GERRY MULLIGAN.
From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison. Smith talked with Janis Joplin just days before she died. Nobody knew what happened to the tapes of those interviews until very recently when they were rediscovered. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with filmmaker and sculptor EZRA BOOKSTEIN who has edited these interviews and gotten them published in THE SMITH TAPES: ROCK STARS AND ICONS: 1969-1972.