In My Time
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Six time Grammy nominee Gerald Wilson blends distinctive West Coast flavor with New York spice on his remarkable new release, "In My Time." This collection of ten new recordings includes a brilliant, never recorded, three-part original composition commissioned in 2005. "In My Time" features many of the stellar musicians from Wilson's Grammy-nominated "New York, New Sound" including Jon Faddis, Sean Jones, Renee Rosnes and Jimmy Owens. Joining this seasoned ensemble are Ron Blake, Jeremy Pelt and Steve Wilson. "In My Time" also features Russell Malone in a dynamic rhythm section anchored by bassist Peter Washington and Lewis Nash. Gerald Wilson - preeminent arranger, conductor, composer - is truly one of jazz's greatest statesmen. With "In My Time" he has created another musical triumph in his esteemed legacy, and does so with undeniable eloquence and grace.
Personnel: Gerald Wilson: conductor; Jon Faddis, Frank Greene, Jimmy Owens, Jeremy Pelt, Eddie Henderson, Mike Rodriguez, Sean Jones: trumpet; Benny Powell, Dennis Wilson, Douglas Purviance, Luis Bonilla: trombone; Kamasi Washington: tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan: baritone saxophone; Ron Blake: tenor saxophone, flute; Steve Wilson: alto saxophone, flute; Jerry Dodgion: alto and soprano saxophones, flute; Dustin Cicero: alto saxophone; Russell Malone: guitar; Lewis Nash: drums; Peter Washington: bass; Renee Rosnes: piano.
Track Listing: 1. Sax Chase, 2. Dorian, 3. Ray's Vision At The U, 4. Blues For Manhattan, 5. Lomelin, 6. A.E.N., 7. Musette, 8. So What, 9. Love For Sale, 10. Jeri.
Recorded: Right Track Recording Studios, New York, NY.
Review: "We are fortunate that jazz has been touched by men like Gerald Wilson...one of the greatest composers and arrangers in the history of the genre." - All About Jazz
For more than fifty years, Gerald Wilson has been recognized as one of the premiere composers, arrangers and band leaders in modern jazz. Now in his 79th year, the elegant and gracious master continues not only to create brilliant, sophisticated music, but to reap ever greater honors for his timeless contributions to American culture. The perennially humble Wilson has garnered his share of accolades, including five Grammy nominations, top Big Band and Composer/Arranger honors in the Downbeat International Critics Poll, the Paul Robeson Award, the NEA American Jazz Masters Fellowship, and two 1997 American Jazz Awards for Best Arranger and Best Big Band. In 1996, Wilson received the rare honor of having his life's work archived by the Library of Congress. starting from the heyday of jazz in the '30s and '40s to today. In recounting his associations with other jazz greats throughout the years, Wilson typically deflects credit and compliments to others as he quietly goes in search of yet another peak to scale. A tireless and creatively inexhaustible artist, Wilson rarely takes time to bask in the limelight that he shares with the other giants of jazz. Instead, with genuine humility, he says, "I've given to jazz the best that I have." And, coming from Gerald Wilson, that will always be some of the best there is in modern jazz.