Gerald Wilson: Paper Man
Gerald Wilson (leader)
The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra (Mosaic MD5-198)
Gary Barone, Dick Forrest, Larry McGuire, Alex Rodriguez, Al Porcino (trumpets), Lester Robertson, Mike Barone, Thurman Green, Don Switzer (trombones), Ramon Bojorquez, Anthony Ortega (alto saxes), Harold Land (tenor sax), Howard Johnson (baritone sax, tuba), Jack Wilson (organ), Buddy Woodson (bass), Carl Lott (drums).
Composed by Charles Tolliver.
Recorded: Los Angeles, April 1, 1967
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Charles Tolliver had played with Jackie McLean, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins before moving to the West Coast and joining Wilson's band. "He thinks a little different," was how Wilson introduced Tolliver's modal rock blues, once again delighted to introduce another new talent through his ensemble. The composer, Caliman and Moore get solo space. Tolliver, of course, has gone on to lead his own small and large ensembles, and has continued to make powerful musical statements.
Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof