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 26-28 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7099 3/19/1953 Crazy crazy Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7100 3/19/1953 He treats your daughter mean Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7101 3/19/1953 Shoo my blues away Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-28 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Gerald," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211148.

Wilson, Gerald. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211148.

"Wilson, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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