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Toward an Assessment of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to represent Gerald Wilson's ideas as related to music and life, with all of their philosophical, historical, and cultural ... More


From the Seventies On: Diversity and Expanding Roles

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter highlights Wilson's consistent, progressive development during the second part of his career that encompassed various phases and explorations, including active work in media and ... More


From a Musical Point of View: Musical Philosophy and Style

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a diverse selection of musical profiles reflecting Wilson's evolution in musical style, composition, and arranging. One of the most salient features of Wilson's music is that of ... More


The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz great Gerald Wilson (1918–2014), born in Shelby, Mississippi, left a global legacy of paramount significance through his progressive musical ideas and his orchestra's consistent influence on ... More


Pacific Jazz

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter highlights the maestro's San Francisco and Los Angeles orchestras, specifically putting into context his many recordings on the Pacific Jazz Records label. In 1957, Wilson initiated a ... More


Epilogue

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue presents the author's account of attending the eighteenth annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival in Los Angeles in the summer of 2013. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra was the main feature and ... More


Moment of Truth

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Wilson describes the reasons he abandoned his early and highly successful musical career to study more music. Wilson realized that despite his high-rolling success as a bandleader ... More


Conclusion and Continuation: The Mestizaje of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, the author reflects on Wilson's impact on music and the world, and the way in which he accomplished this. Wilson passed away on September 8, 2014. The author describes Wilson as a ... More


New York, Jimmie Lunceford, the Great Lakes, and the First Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Gerald Wilson's experience with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra through the formation of his own and first orchestra. He joined Jimmie Lunceford in 1939, and it was Dizzy ... More


The Latin Dimension of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter takes an in-depth look at a significant aspect of Wilson's life and music, that of Latino culture. Wilson met and soon married Josefina Villaseñor in 1948. They had three children, and ... More


The Pilgrimage of Youth

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Gerald Wilson's early life and education. Wilson was born in a small town called Shelby in Mississippi. His mother could play the piano, read music, and played for the church. ... More


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