I saw Dave Brubeck and his band, with Gerry Mulligan sitting in, back in college. Thanks to our student activity fund, the ticket cost me one dollar. What a wonderful evening! I was pretty heavily into blues and early rock back then, so Brubeck's work was not far off the track. If I remember correctly, his eldest son was as member of the trio. Mulligan was fantastic, and he got plenty of solo-time - soft, smoky tones that never intruded, though you'd notice when he stopped playing lead and went back to providing backing rhythm.