Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson
179,99 ZAR each

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Wilson was born in Shelby, Mississippi, and went on to graduate from Cass Technical High School in Detroit. Wilson joined the Jimmie Luncefordorchestra in 1939, replacing its star trumpeter and arranger Sy Oliver. While with Lunceford, he contributed numbers to the band's book, including "Hi Spook" and "Yard-dog Mazurka," the latter being a big influence on Stan Kenton's recording "Intermission Riff." In addition to leading his band, Wilson has written arrangements for others including Sarah VaughanRay CharlesJulie LondonDizzy GillespieElla FitzgeraldBenny CarterLionel HamptonBillie HolidayDinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson to name a few.