A tribute to Gerald Wilson.
1. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra – “The Wailer” from The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra, … 151 more words
The news of Gerald Wilson’s death this week at the age of 96 reminds us of the sheer scale of his career: he wrote his first arrangement in 1939 (for Jimmie Lunceford) and was still making fine records with his own large ensemble well after the turn of the millennium. 335 more words
We haven’t featured a jazz musician for a while and today’s spotlight falls on one of the best, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss. A contemporary of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker — in fact, he played alongside him in the early years — Criss was an early bloomer musically, but his career reached a sad and abrupt end when he took his own life at just age fifty. 253 more words
Here is a very interesting article on a guy rarely ever spoken about . he was right there during the Pre & Post-Bop era.
a young teen during WW II..