Fri, 24 June 2011
Gerald Wilson is a legend - a premier composer, trumpeter, arranger, bandleader and educator. His work, during his rich and varied seven-decade career, has supported some of the greatest names in jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Ray Charles, as well as a scorer for motion pictures and television shows such as Otto Preminger's "Anatomy Of A Murder" and ABC's variety program "The Red Foxx Show."
Over the past five years,
Well into his Nineties,
As symphonic jazz goes, Legacy is a worthy and enjoyable addition to Gerald Wilson’s oeuvre, but fails to reach his earlier heights.
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