Suite Memories – Gerald Wilson

Suite Memories – Gerald Wilson
Catalog number: M1014


1-01 My First Baton
1-02 Shelby Mississippi
1-03 Hero of Manassas High
1-04 A Telegram
1-05 This Band's Too Good
1-06 The Lunceford Arrangers
1-07 Getting A Raise Crunch Time
1-08 My First Recorded Solo
1-09 Lunceford Special (Excerpt)
1-10 Two Tickets Please
1-11 In the Navy
1-12 Getting Started
1-13 Hittin' the Road
1-14 On Top
1-15 On the Cutting Edge
1-16 Groovin' High
1-17 Too Soon
1-18 A Phone Call
1-19 To Your Credit
1-20 Don't Be Late
1-21 Listening to the Radio
1-22 My Guiding Light
1-23 Jimmy Blanton
2-01 Meeting Basie
2-02 Joining the Band
2-03 At Basie's Place
2-04 You're Home Now
2-05 The All-American Rhythm Section
2-06 Benny Carter
2-07 Dizzy Gillespie
2-08 Billie Holiday
2-09 In the Front Door
2-10 Martin Luther King Benefit
2-11 Pacific Jazz
2-12 Al Hirt
2-13 KBCA
2-14 Music Center Commission
2-15 Paul Gonsalves
2-16 Tadd Dameron
2-17 Eric Dolphy
2-18 Phil Moore
2-19 Melba Liston
2-20 Clark Terry
2-21 Harry 'Sweets' Edison
2-22 Why I Gave Up the Trumpet
2-23 Reflections
2-24 My Band Philosophy

During five decades as a big band leader, Gerald Wilson has earned his share of accolades, among them three Grammy Nominations and the NEA Jazz Master Fellowship, as well as having his works archived by the Library of Congress. Suite Memories: Reflections on a Jazz Journey is the spoken-word biography of this master. Wilson movingly recounts his experiences working with legendary jazz artists such as Basie, Ellington and Gillespie. A unique collector’s edition double album with 16 pages of photos and biographical notes.