24th 2011
The Jazz Session #318: Gerald Wilson (Part 1)

Posted under Composers & Podcast & Trumpeters

Composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson’s new CD is Legacy (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is part one of a two-part conversation. In this episode, Gerald Wilson talks about growing up in the South and listening to music with his brother; his move to Detroit to attend an arts high school; his early days as a professional musician; his time with Jimmie Lunceford and his first arrangements; and the beginning of his time in the Navy. Learn more at mackavenue.com/artists/detail/gerald_wilson/.


3 Responses to “The Jazz Session #318: Gerald Wilson (Part 1)”

  1. The Jazz Session » The Jazz Session #319: Gerald Wilson (Part 2) on 28 Oct 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    […] CD is Legacy (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is part two of a two-part conversation. (Listen to Part 1.) In this part, Wilson talks about his time in the Navy during World War II; his subsequent work as […]

  2. Richard Kamins on 15 Nov 2011 at 12:27 am #

    This interview is quite wonderful, filled with fascinating anecdotes about a time that many jazz listeners know so little about. Like you, I could have listened for another 90 minutes or more.

    Thanks so much,

  3. Robert Liberman on 24 Nov 2011 at 11:45 am #


    This was one of my favorite interviews (although you were a little hard-pressed to get a word in) and certainly underscores why I am a member and supporter of the show.

    Keep it up!

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