Finding Aid for the Gerald Wilson Commercial Recordings and Ephemera 2002-

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Gerald Wilson Commercial Recordings and Ephemera,
Date (inclusive): 2002-
Collection number: 2008.02
Extent: 3 boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Gerald Wilson (1918- ) is a jazz trumpeter, conductor, composer/arranger, and educator. He taught jazz history as an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA for over 13 years. Wilson is often regarded as one of the most influential artists in modern jazz. This collection contains Gerald Wilson LP and CD commercial recordings and ephemera such as articles, programs, and periodicals relating to or about Gerald Wilson. This is an open collection that is periodically updated with new materials.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English (ENG)

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gerald Wilson Commercial Recordings and Ephemera, 2008.02, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

Container List

 

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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1 of 2.
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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2 of 2.
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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1 of 2.
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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2 of 2.