Jeru: In the Words of Gerry Mulligan
An Oral Autobiography
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About the Oral Autobiography
This oral autobiography by Gerry Mulligan with Ken Poston was conducted in 1995. The autobiography was later edited by Jon and Iris Newsom. Mulligan’s wife, Franca R. Mulligan, has kindly granted permission for the Library of Congress to make portions of this autobiography available on the The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance Web site. It is hoped that more from this autobiography will be added to this site in the future. Photographs were supplied by Franca R. Mulligan and were chosen to supplement the autobiography. Additional photographs from other collections at the Library of Congress were also used to illustrate different periods of Mulligan's life.
Digitizing the Collection
The photographs were scanned as jpeg images and for the most part were taken from Franca R. Mulligan's personal collection. Derivatives were made by the Network Development team at the Library of Congress.
WAV files of Mulligan's interviews were made from original source tape by Jon Newsom. MP3 and RealMedia streaming files were created by the IHAS staff. The EQ was adjusted with Sound Forge 5.0. The files were then de-clicked, amplified, and beginnings and ends faded using Cool-Edit Pro 1.0. The derivative files were generated using Sound Forge 5.0., the MP3s at 96K, the RealMedia files at 56K.
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