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Finding Aid for the Gerald Wilson Commercial Recordings and Ephemera 2002-
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Series 1. Commercial LPs

Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5227 M

You Better Believe It! The 17 Piece Orchestra of Gerald Wilson featuring the jazz organ of Richard "Groove" Holmes [1961]

Performer: Gerald Wilson and his jazz orchestra ; with Richard "Groove" Holmes, jazz organ.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: Stereo-34 Pacific Jazz; A-4009 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

Blues for Yna Yna (6:51) -- Jeri (3:40) -- Moody blue (3:05) -- Straight up and down (3:49) -- The wailer (7:16) -- You better believe it (5:16) -- Yvette (3:33).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5228 M

Portraits / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [1963]

Performer: For jazz orchestra; Gerald Wilson, trumpet and leader.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (37 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST-80 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

So what (5:53) -- Caprichas (6:55) -- Paco (6:10) -- Ravi (5:53) -- Aram (3:43) -- Round midnight (3:10) -- Eric (3:11).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5229 M

On Stage / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [1965]

Performer: For jazz orchestra; Gerald Wilson, trombone and leader.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (39 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST-88 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

Los moros de Espana (3:05) -- Who can I turn to (2:50) -- Ricardo (4:30) -- Musette (2:34) -- In the limelight (5:47) -- Lighthouse blues (7:25) -- El viti (3:50) -- Lately (3:42) -- Perdido (4:26).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5230 M

Feelin' Kinda Blues / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [196-?]

Performer: Gerald Wilson Orchestra ; with various soloists.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST 20099 Pacific Jazz; PJ 10099 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

When I'm feeling kinda blue / Jo Villasenor (3:40) -- Freddie Freeloader / Miles Davis (4:12) -- Do anything you wanna / H. Betters, C. Ramsey (2:21) -- Yesterday / P. McCartney, J. Lennon (2:22) -- Watermelon man / Herb Hancock (6:02) -- Yeh yeh / J. Hendricks, R. Grant, L. Patrick (2:35) -- One on the house / E. Wilkin, H. James (4:36) -- I got you (I feel good) / James Brown (2:46) -- I concentrate on you / Cole Porter (5:03) -- Well, son, shuffle / Mike Barone (2:53).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5231 M

The Golden Sword: Torero Impressions in Jazz / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [1966?]

Performer: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST 20111 Pacific Jazz; PJ 10111 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

The golden sword (3:11) -- Man of la Mancha (2:16) -- The breeze and I (2:25) -- Carlos (5:23) -- Chanson du feu follet (Song of the mad fire) (4:07) -- Mi corazon (My heart) (2:58) -- Blues latinese (5:35) -- The feather (from Teotihuacan Suite) (4:15) -- La mentra (The lie) (2:05) -- The serpent (from Teotihuacan Suite) (4:05).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5232 M

Live and Swinging / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [1967]

Performer: Gerald Wilson conducting the Gerald Wilson Orchestra.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST-20118 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

Paper man (6:46) -- I should care (3:27) -- I've got it bad (and that aint' good) (4:10) -- The "it's" where it's at (5:38) -- Blues for a scorpio (5:52) -- Li'l darlin' (5:17) -- Misty (3:03) -- Viva Tirado (7:46).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5233 M

Everywhere / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra [197-?]

Performer: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pacific Jazz
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: ST-20132 Pacific Jazz

Scope and Content Note

Everywhere (4:19) -- Out of this world (5:35) -- Pretty Polly (2:30) -- M. Capetillo (2:42) -- Little bit of soul (3:50) -- Do I love you (because you're beautiful?) (2:53) -- Del Olivar (4:53) -- Mini waltz (4:47).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5234 M

Lomelin / [all numbers arranged and orchestrated by] Gerald Wilson 1981

Performer: Gerald Wilson orchestra of the 80's.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Trend /Discovery Records
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33¹/3 rpm ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: DS-833 Discovery Records

Scope and Content Note

Lomelin (9:05) -- Ay-ee-en (7:15) -- See you later (6:37) -- You Know (7:30) -- Triple Chase (6:10) -- Blues for Zubin (8:20).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5235 M

Jessica / [all numbers arranged and orchestrated by] Gerald Wilson 1983

Performer: Gerald Wilson Orchestra of the 80's (featuring Ernie Watts, Harold Land, Oscar Brashear, "Snooky" Young, Gerald Wiggins, Bobby Bryant, Milcho Leviev ; Jessica and Blues Bones and Bobby composed by Gerald Wilson ; Gerald Wilson, cnd).
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Trend Records
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (37 min., 1 sec.) : analog, 33¹/3 rpm ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: TR-531 Trend Records

Scope and Content Note

Jessica / Gerald Wilson (5:26) -- Love you madly / Duke Ellington (3:36) -- Blues Bones and Bobby / Gerald Wilson (10:24) -- Get away / P. Cor/B. Taylor (9:27) -- Sophisticated lady / Ellington/Mills/Mitchell (3:39) -- Don't get around much anymore / Russell/Ellington (4:29).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARLP 5236 M

Calafia / all music composed by Gerald Wilson 1985

Performer: Gerald Wilson, guitar; Orchestra of the 80's.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Trend/Discovery Records.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (60 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: TR-537 Trend Records

Scope and Content Note

Calafia (5:20) -- Eloy (5:49) -- The Redd Foxx (4:38) -- Polygon (4:34) -- 3/4 for Mayor Tom (6:58) -- Prince Albert (6:08) -- Viva Tirado '85 (9:17).
 

Series 2. Commercial CDs

Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 665

Calafia / [all music composed by] Gerald Wilson. 1985

Performer: Anthony Wilson, guitar; Orchestra of the 80's.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Trend/Discovery Records.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: TRCD 537 Trend Records

Scope and Content Note

Prince Albert (6:08) -- Calafia (5:20) -- Eloy (5:49) -- The Redd Foxx (4:38) -- 3/4 for Mayor Tom (6:58) -- Viva Tirado '85 (9:17) -- Polygon (4:34) -- Jessica (5:26) -- Blue bones and Bobby (10:24).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 666

Love you madly / Gerald Wilson 1988

Performer: Gerald Wilson's Orchestra of the 90's.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Discovery Records.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; stereo ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Plate no.: DSCD-947 Discovery Records

Scope and Content Note

Love you madly (3:36) -- Getaway (9:25) -- Sophisticated lady (3:37) -- Don't get around much anymore (4:27) -- Lomelin (9:03) -- Ay-ee-en (7:10) -- See you later (6:38) -- You know (7:30) -- Triple chase (6:08) -- Blues for Zubin (8:09).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 667

Jenna / Gerald Wilson 1985

Performer: Gerald Wilson's Orchestra of the 90's.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Trend/Discovery Records.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Plate no.: DSCD-964 Trend/Discovery Records

Scope and Content Note

Love for sale (4:14) -- Jenna (9:44) -- Carlos (5:21) -- Back to the roots (5:01) -- The wailer (4:28) -- Blues for Yna Yna (6:50) -- B-bop and the song (5:21) -- Couldn't love, couldn't cry (2:34) -- Yarddog mazurka (3:14) -- 48 years later (3:20) -- Lunceford special (3:31) -- Margie (3:12) -- Flying home (3:20).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 668

State Street sweet / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra. 1995

Performer: Big band music, conducted by Gerald Wilson, composer-arranger.
Publisher: Simi Valley, CA : MAMA Foundation.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (56 min., 25 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MMF 1010 MAMA Foundation

Scope and Content Note

State Street sweet (2:46) -- Lakeshore Drive (6:04) -- Lighthouse blues (7:48) -- Come back to Sorrento (5:19) -- The serpent (4:03) -- The feather (5:54) -- Caprichos (6:28) -- Jammin' in C (8:47) -- Carlos (6:35) -- Nancy Jo (2:21).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 669-670

Suite memories : reflections on a jazz journey / Gerald WilsonCollector's ed. 1996

Performer: Gerald Wilson, narrator.
Publisher: Simi Valley, CA : MAMA Foundation ; [United States] : Spoken Word.
Physical Description: 2 sound discs (143 min., 20 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MMF 1014 MAMA Foundation
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 671

Gerald Wilson and his orchestra: 1945-1946 / Gerald Wilson and his orchestra 1997

Performer: Gerald Wilson with Vernon Slater, Leo Trammel, Floyd Turnham, Eddie Davis, Maurice Simon, Jimmy Bunn, Isaac Livingstone, Melba Liston, Robert Huerta, Henry Tucker Green, Robert Rudd, Hobart Dotsun, James Anderson; Pat Kay, Dick Gray, Betty Roche, Thrasher
Publisher: France : Classics.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: 976 Classics

Scope and Content Note

Moon rise (3:21) -- Top of the hill (3:09) -- Synthetic Joe (3:20) -- Puerto Rican breakdown (3:06) -- Just one of those things (2:40) -- Just give me a man (3:05) -- Yenta (3:17) -- Come Sunday (3:05) -- Love me a long, long time (2:50) -- I don't know what that is (3:12) -- Groovin' high (3:06) -- I've got a right to sing the blues (3:11) -- You better change your way of lovin' (3:10) -- Skip the gutter (2:52) -- I'll string along with you (2:56) -- Ain't it a drag (3:00) -- Cruisin' with Cab (3:10) -- One o'clock jump (2:47) -- Warm mood (3:01) -- Pammy (2:53).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 672

Theme for Monterey / The Gerald Wilson Orchestra 1998

Publisher: Simi Valley, CA : MAMA
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MMF 1021 MAMA

Scope and Content Note

Theme for Monterey. Romance ; Lyons' roar ; The lone cypress ; Spanish Bay ; Cookin' on Cannery Row / Gerald Wilson (44:00) -- Summertime / George & Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (13:27) -- Anthropology / John B. Gillespie, Charles C. Parker, Jr., & Walter Bishop (5:51).
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 673-674

The complete Pacific Jazz recordings of Gerald Wilson and his orchestra Discs I-II 2000

Publisher: Stamford, Conn. : Mosaic Records.
Physical Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MD5-198 Mosaic Records; 72435-27382-2-9

Scope and Content Note

Disc 1. Blues for Yna Yna ; Jeri ; Moody blue ; Straight up and down ; The wailer ; You better believe it ; Yvette ; Viva tirado ; Moment of truth ; Patterns ; Teri ; Nancy Jo ; Milestones ; Latino ; Josefina ; Emerge -- Disc 2. So what ; Caprichos ; Paco ; Ravi ; Aram ; 'Round midnight ; Eric ; Los moros de Espana~ ; Who can I turn to ; Ricardo ; Musette ; In the limelight ; Lighthouse blues-- El viti ; Lately ; Perdido.

Note

CD Box + insert located in Box 1 Commercial LPs.
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 675-676

The complete Pacific Jazz recordings of Gerald Wilson and his orchestra Discs III-IV 2000

Publisher: Stamford, Conn. : Mosaic Records.
Physical Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MD5-198 Mosaic Records; 72435-27382-2-9

Scope and Content Note

Disc 3. When I'm feeling kinda blue ; Freddie Freeloader ; Do anything you wanna ; Yesterday ; Watermelon man ; Yeh yeh ; One on the house ; I got you (I feel good) ; I concentrate on you ; Well son shuffle ; The golden sword ; Man of La Mancha ; The breeze and I ; Carlos ; Chanson du feu follet (Song of the mad fire) ; Mi corazon (My heart) ; Blues latinese ; The feather ; La mentira (The lie) ; The serpent. Disc 4. Paper man ; I should care ; I got it bad (and that ain't good) ; The "IT's" where it's at ; Blues for a Scorpio ; L'il darlin' ; Misty ; Viva tirado ; Everywhere ; Out of this world ; Pretty Polly ; M. Capetillo ; Little bit of soul ; Do I love you (because you're beautiful?) ; Del Olivar ; Mini waltz.

Note

CD Box + insert located in Box 1 Commercial LPs.
Box 1, Item 2008.02_ARCD 677

The complete Pacific Jazz recordings of Gerald Wilson and his orchestra Disc V 2000

Publisher: Stamford, Conn. : Mosaic Records.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Additional Note

Publisher no.: MD5-198 Mosaic Records; 72435-27382-2-9

Scope and Content Note

Disc 5. California soul ; Light my fire ; Channel island ; Lullaby for Rosmary's baby ; Sunshine of you love ; Russian river ; Yesterlove ; Down here on the ground ; El presidente ; Equinox ; Aquarius ; Pisces ; Scorpio rising ; Celestial soul ; Baby, baby don't cry-- You, me and now ; Bluesnee.

Note

CD Box + insert located in Box 1 Commercial LPs.
 

Series 3. Archive Master Documents

Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 01

Articles 2006; 2004; 2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes article from Downbeat magazine January 2006 entitled "Master Roots: Gerald Wilson Goes Time Traveling to Reveal the Sources of His Jazz Orchestral Genius" by Kirk Silsbee; UCLA Bruin 2004 article entitled "Jazz Great Brings Energy, Talent to Classroom" by Andrew Wenzlaff; Detroit Free Press August 29, 2004 article entitled "Still Swingin'" by Mark Stryker; Billboard magazine cover December 27, 2003.
Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 02

Certificates of Recognition 2005; 2003

Scope and Content Note

Contains a birthday greeting flyer; City of Detroit Certificate of Recognition; Grammy nomination advertisement.
Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 03

Liner Notes - ARLP 5237 n.d.

Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 04

Liner Notes - ARLP 5238 n.d.

Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 05

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters - Program 2004

Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 06

Periodicals 2002; 2005

Scope and Content Note

Down Beat Magazine March 2002 issue; article that appeared in August 2005 issue of Down Beat.

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Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 07

Periodicals 2002

Scope and Content Note

L.A. Jazz Scene Newspaper June 2002 Issue No. 178.

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Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 08

Programs 2004

Scope and Content Note

Legends of Jazz Series Jazz Jam #28 featuring Gerald Wilson; 2004 Historically Black Colleges & Universities Student All-star Big Band; 2004 New York Talent Recognition Performances at the 31st Annual Conference.

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Box 1, Item 2008.02_Folder 09

Programs 2001

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles Jazz Society 19th Annual Jazz Tribute & Awards Dinner/Concert October 28, 2001.

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