African Amercian, Anthony Wilson, Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Jazz
Anthony Wilson -][- Seasons (Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art) –MP3– [Goat Hill Recordings, 2011]
Anthony Wilson is one of the leading jazz musicians of his generation. Known for his imagination, maturity, and depth, the guitarist/composer/arranger has recorded eight critically-acclaimed solo albums since 1997, including his Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album, 2006’s “Power of Nine,” which was included in The New Yorker’s roundup of the year’s top ten jazz albums, and “Nova,” a widely-lauded collaboration with Brazilian guitarist/composer Chico Pinheiro. Wilson’s 2009 recording “Jack of Hearts,” featuring Larry Goldings, Jeff Hamilton, and the legendary Jim Keltner, approached the classic guitar-organ-drums trio format with and a spirit of play and possibility.
A sensitive and gifted accompanist as well as a formidable soloist, Anthony Wilson has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since he joined her in 2001 for a series of performances at Paris’ Olympia Theater that were collected on the Grammy-winning CD/DVD “Live In Paris” (Verve), already widely considered a classic. Recordings and performances during the past decade with Willie Nelson, Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Barbra Streisand, Madeleine Peyroux, Jessie Baylin, and Aaron Neville have continued to spotlight Wilson’s growing artistry, musical flexibility, and improvisational authority. Producers Tommy LiPuma, Joe Henry, and Jesse Harris frequently call on Wilson for his unique contributions to their projects; and Bennie Wallace, Larry Goldings, Harold Land, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and his father, the legendary composer/arranger/bandleader Gerald Wilson, are just a few of the respected artists with whom the gifted guitarist has forged fruitful, lasting partnerships.
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