Friday, December 3, 2010

Gerald Wilson Orchestra: On Stage, 1965


Gerald Wilson always blows me away with his arrangements, both for his sound and how effective he is at writing for his musicians. Everything on this album is great, but I was especially impressed with the version of Ellington's El Viti and Anthony Ortega's (I think it was him) solo on it. Tons of amazing musicians in Wilson's orchestra, especially around this period. Personnel on Los Moros de EspaƱa, Musette, Lighthouse Blues and Perdido:
Trumpets: Al Porcino, Jules Chaikin, Freddie Hilll, Nat Meeks, Mel Moore and Gerald Wilson
Trombones: Bob Edmondson, Les Robertson, John Ewing and Don Switzer
Reeds: Teddy Edwards, Harold Land, Curtis Amy, Jack Nimitz and Anthony Ortega
Piano: Phil Moore Jr.
Guitar: Joe Pass
Vibes: Roy Ayers
Bass: Herbie Lewis
Drums: Chuck Carter
Recorded on January 13th, 1965 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Calif.

Personnel on Who Can I Turn To, In the Limelight, El Viti, Ricardo and Lately:
Trumpets: Jules Chaikin, Bobby Bryant, Freddie Hilll, Nat Meeks, Mel Moore and Gerald Wilson
Trombones: Bob Edmondson, Les Robertson, John Ewing and Earnie Tack
Organ and piano: Jack Wilson
Piano: Phil Moore Jr.
Guitar: Joe Pass
Vibes: Roy Ayers
Bass: Victor Gaskin
Drums: Chuck Carter
Reeds and flutes: Bud Shank, Anthony Ortega, Teddy Edwards, Harold Land and Jack Nimitz
Recorded on March 10th, 1965 at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, Calif.

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  2. Oh O this link is dead....It looks kinda interesting with so many stalwarts

    Big Up!@!

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  3. Here it is: http://www.mediafire.com/?18ma2h90i2924sd

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  4. thanks for this Los Angeles jazz master

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