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The main constant in Gerald Wilson in his 60 plus year career which spans over 50 releases has been his drive and determination to remain innovative. This new CD, “Monterey Moods” is his third release for Mack Avenue, following the Grammy nominated “New York, New Sound” and his critically acclaimed “In My Time”. “Monterey Moods” commemorates the Golden Anniversary of one of the preeminent Jazz festivals in our history it is also a musical work of art from one of the great Jazz composers of our time and also features a guest appearance by Hubert Laws.
Personnel: Jon Faddis, Frank Greene, Sean Jones, Jimmy Owens, Terell Stafford (tp, flhn); Dennis Wilson, Luis Bonilla, Jay Ashby, Douglas Purviance (tb); Hubert Laws (fl), Steve Wilson, Antonio Hart (as, ss, fl); Ron Blake, Kamasi Washington (ts); Ronnie Cuber (bs), Renee Roses (p), Peter Washington, Anthony Wilson, Todd Coleman (b) & Lewis Nash (d).
Tracks: (Monterey Moods Suite #1-7) 1. Allegro, 2. Jazz Swing Waltz, 3. Ballad, 4. Latin Swing, 5. V. Blues, 6. Bass Solo, 7. Hard Swing, 8. I Concentrate on You, 9. The Mini Waltz.
Recorded: 2007 at Legacy Recording, Studio A, New York.