Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger)

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Gerald Stanley Wilson (September 4, 1918 – September 8, 2014) was an American jazz trumpeter, big band bandleader, composer/arranger, and educator. Born in Mississippi, he was based in Los Angeles from the early 1940s. In addition to being a band leader, Wilson wrote arrangements for many other prominent artists including Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Julie London, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Blue Break Beats, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1996 Verona Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Blue Juice, Volume 2: Squeeze Various Artists 1
1999 Deep Blue: United States of Mind Various Artists 1
2000 The Blue Series Sampler III Various Artists 1
2001 Blue Juice, Best Of Various Artists 1
2002 Product Placement Breaks Various Artists 1
2006 Best Jazz 100 Various Artists 1
2007 Anniversary The Taxi Gang 1
2012 Jukebox Mambo (Rumba & Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960) Various Artists 1
Best Jazz 50 Various Artists 1
Blue Big Bands - A Swingin' Affair Various Artists 1
Heavyweight 2: Breaks, Beats & Grooves Various Artists 1
The Jazz Box Various Artists 1
Totally Big Band Jazz Various Artists 1

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