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Anthony Wilson


  • 1. Fargas Shuffle
    2. Parisian Knights, The
    3. Karaoke
    4. Leila
    5. New Fawn-Do!, The
    6. Southern Gentleman
    7. Pachinko
    8. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
    9. Monsignor
    10. Remington Ride
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1018

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerRich Breen

    Personnel: Anthony Wilson (guitar); Louis Taylor (soprano, tenor & alto saxophones, clarinet); Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet); Jack Nimitz (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet); Bennie Wallace (tenor saxophone); Carl Saunders (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ira Nepus (trombone); Brad Mehldau (piano); Danton Boller (bass); Willie Jones III (drums).
    Producers: Doug Richards, Anthony Wilson, Douglas Evans.
    Recorded on February 26-27, 1997. Includes liner notes by Doug Richards.
    ANTHONY WILSON was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance.
    Arranger: Anthony Wilson .
    This was a very impressive debut by guitarist Anthony Wilson, the son of veteran bandleader Gerald Wilson. Anthony, who had won the Thelonious Monk competition for best composition ("Karaoke," which is included on this set), is a fine bop-based guitarist who is a particularly inventive composer/arranger. Seven of the ten selections on this disc are his, as are all of the arrangements other than Lucky Thompson's "The Parisian Knights," which was transcribed by Wilson from the original record. His charts utilize such top L.A.-based players as trumpeter Carl Saunders, trombonist Ira Nepus, Louis Taylor on various reeds, tenorman Pete Christlieb, baritonist Jack Nimitz, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Danton Boller and drummer Willie Jones III. Bennie Wallace takes a guest tenor solo on "Southern Gentleman." The solo stars are Christlieb, Saunders and Wilson, and overall, this is a highly enjoyable effort, a strong start to Anthony Wilson's career. ~ Scott Yanow

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