Gerald Wilson

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 Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Julie London, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4, 1918 (Shelby), Died September 8, 2014 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, arranger, director

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D8VB-4148 10-in. 12/29/1948 Guarachi guaro Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble arranger  
Atlantic 2372 10-in. 4/16/1957 I promise you Robin Robinson director  
Atlantic 2373 10-in. 4/16/1957 Gypsy in my soul Robin Robinson ; Gerald Wilson director  
Decca 68874 10-in. 3/26/1941 Blue prelude-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68875 10-in. 3/26/1941 I had a proposition-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68876 10-in. 3/26/1941 Twenty-four robbers-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68877 10-in. 3/26/1941 Battle axe-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69035 10-in. 4/22/1941 Peace and love for all-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69036 10-in. 4/22/1941 Chocolate Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69680 10-in. 8/26/1941 Gone-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69681 10-in. 8/26/1941 Hi spook-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 69682 10-in. 8/26/1941 Yard dog mazurka-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 69683 10-in. 8/26/1941 Impromptu-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70093 10-in. 12/22/1941 Blues in the night, part 1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70094 10-in. 12/22/1941 Blues in the night, part 2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70095 10-in. 12/23/1941 I'm losing my mind (because of you) Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70096 10-in. 12/23/1941 Life is fine-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70654 10-in. 4/14/1942 It had to be you-2, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70655 10-in. 4/14/1942 I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town, part 1-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70656 10-in. 4/14/1942 I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town, part 2-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2447 10-in. 6/23/1941 I'm walking through heaven with you Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2448 10-in. 6/23/1941 You' re always in my dreams Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2449 10-in. 6/23/1941 Flamingo Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2450 10-in. 6/23/1941 Siesta at the fiesta Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7098 3/19/1953 Ain't nothin' nothin' baby Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Gerald," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211148.

Wilson, Gerald. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211148.

"Wilson, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211148

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