Monday, April 29, 2013

Jack Wilson - Ramblin'

b. 3 August 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wilson studied piano at Fort Wayne College of Music and the University of Indiana, with time out for a fleeting professional foray with James Moody. He briefly played baritone saxophone but after settling in Columbus, Ohio, he played piano with musicians such as Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He joined Dinah Washington and in bands led by the singer’s then husband, Eddie Chamblee. In Chicago in the late 50s, he made own-name trio sessions for Argo Records, was in bass player Richard Davis’ trio, and then served in the US Army, playing tenor saxophone in military bands. After military service Wilson briefly rejoined Washington, recording with her as a member of Quincy Jones’ studio band, before entering the Los Angeles film and television studios. He was also in outfits recording behind singers such as Sammy Davis Jnr. , Julie London, O.C. Smith, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan, and played on Curtis Amy’s Katanga!, while on alto saxophonist Earl Anderza’s Outa Sight he played harpsichord. During these same years, Wilson was a regular member of Gerald Wilson’s big band, appearing on Moment Of Truth and The Golden Sword.
Wilson led his own small bands for a flurry of 60s recording dates, including playing organ in two-organ combos with Genghis Kyle and Harry Cain. He also led an all-star sextet for his 1967 Easterly Winds session, featuring Lee Morgan and Jackie McLean. During most of the 70s, Wilson was usually behind the scenes in studio work, but he made more own-name dates in the late 70s and also played with Eddie Harris and Lorez Alexandria. In the early 80s he recorded with Clark Terry and was with Sonny Stitt and Richie Cole on a tour of Australia. In New York City in the mid-80s, he worked in duo with bass player Ed Schuller.
A dynamic, hard bop player, Wilson was vigorous and inventive and displayed considerable technical mastery and dexterity. Early in the 00s, reissues of some of his 60s albums revived interest in this fine, if lesser known and under valued pianist.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jack-wilson-mn0000125426

Jack Wilson
Ramblin'

Tracks

1 Ramblin' (Coleman) 7:14
2 Stolen Moments (Nelson) 6:45
3 Kilo (Johnson) 3:39
4 Impressions (Coltrane) 4:10
5 The Sandpiper, Pt.1 (Mandel, Webster 2:15
6 The Sandpiper, Pt.2 (Mandel, Webster 7:00
7 The Sandpiper, Pt.3 (Mandel, Webster 2:18
8 The Sidewinder (Morgan) 7:37


Personnel
Jack Wilson - p
Roy Ayers - vb
Monk Montgomery - b
Warner Barlow - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; 1966

19 comments:

swingingduck said...

Hi Mel.
It's so good to see you again my friend.

Otis Foster said...

A wonderful way to start the long week-end! Welcome back, good buddy.

Pippo said...

Nice to see you again Mel, your absence sorta makes me anxious ... :)
feels a lot better now.

Dankster said...

Mel

I am in full admiration of bloggers such as yourself and Chrisgoes..wherever who continue despite the idiocy of blogspot.com

The effort and determination, and above all kindness in posting such absolute marvel posts is just amazing..staggering

I really dont know how much longer people like yourself will continue to do this

Until then I thank you on behalf of myself, posters who say thanks regularly, and any poster who may not post thanks also

A wonderful thing you continue to do

Hats off..Jazz on amigo!

the jazzstronaut said...

Please forgive me if I'm wrong but I think the biography is of a different Jack Wilson, an Englishman. The recording is of American Jack Wilson, a contemporary of Roy Ayers, he also recorded for Blue Note. "Ramblin'" is a great LP.

Thanks.

Quadrados Rolantes said...

Unusual Themes being played from Morgan, Coltrane and Nelson. One more time surprised...
Thanks.

Orbyt said...

Great session Mel! Highly recommended!

Frank said...

Definitely the wrong bio: this is the African American, Blue Note recording Jack Wilson, born August 3, 1936 in Chicago. See his Blue Note session "Something Personal", which also features Roy Ayers, for a pretty full bio.

Oh, and thanks for the amazing blog!

L.O.L. said...

Thanks:)

Melanchthon said...

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ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

rebf942 said...

Still the wrong Jack Wilson, but thank you anyway.

boogieman said...

Merci Mel, bien content d'avoir enfin un bon rip de cet excellent album (par contre je confirme que pour la bio, c'est pas le bon).
Cheers

OldHippieRick said...

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But Thanks any way for the try I did try all 3 PW's same results

rebf942 said...

I also can't unzip the file with any of the three passwords.

bosshoss said...

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-bosshoss

rebf942 said...

Now why didn't I think of that? Thank you.

duck said...

Hi again Mel, thanks for this Jack Wilson upgrade. always appreciated.

fcapeau said...

Very interesting association ! That session is a full discovery for me !!
Many thanks, Mel.