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Trilogy Playlist 9/10/2014

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


Gerald Wilson, 96

MY INTRODUCTION to musician Gerald Wilson was on the radio.

Not on disc, but as DJ. He was on the jazz station KBCA, later KKGO, the frequency my family’s car and household console stereo was always tuned to while I was growing up. 201 more words


Gerald Wilson, coming from a different time

(2013, after a show at Catalina Bar and Grill, Hollywood)

Staring at sound. I saw Gerald Wilson do just that a couple nights ago, staring right into the bell of a screaming tenor sax. 199 more words

All Jazz And The Jazzoid

Gerald Wilson 1918-2014

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


RIP, Gerald Wilson

Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson, who led an exuberant jazz orchestra off and on for almost seven decades, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. 169 more words


Sonny Criss - Talented But Tragic

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


Robert J. Carmack reblogged this on Hipster Sanctuary and commented:

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..