|Name Anthony Wilson||Role Composer|
|Albums Campo Belo, Power of Nine, Savivity, NOVA|
Similar People Chico Pinheiro, Diana Krall, Tommy LiPuma, Dori Caymmi, Edu Ribeiro
A neon jazz interview with jazz guitarist composer arranger anthony wilson
Anthony Wilson (born May 9, 1968) is a jazz guitarist, arranger and composer. He is the son of bandleader Gerald Wilson.
- A neon jazz interview with jazz guitarist composer arranger anthony wilson
- Anthony wilson seasons quartet at the fretboard journal
- Education and career
Anthony wilson seasons quartet at the fretboard journal
Education and career
Born in Los Angeles on May 9, 1968, Wilson received his degree in music composition from Bennington College. He counts Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Wes Montgomery, Ry Cooder, and T-Bone Walker among his influences. His first album Anthony Wilson was nominated for a Grammy and his second, Goat Hill Junket (1998), also garnered notice. Subsequent recordings by his nine-piece band are Adult Themes (MAMA, 1999) and Power of Nine (Groove Note, 2006). Diana Krall and mandolinist Eva Scow appear on the latter.
He has also recorded two trio albums with Hammond organist Joe Bagg and drummer Mark Ferber, Our Gang in 2001 and Savivity in 2005 (both on Groove Note). In 2009 he recorded more organ trio music with Jack of Hearts (again for Groove Note) featuring Larry Goldings on Hammond organ, and alternating drummers Jim Keltner and Jeff Hamilton.
As a composer, he has received commissions from IAJE, the Henry Mancini Institute, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and luthier John Monteleone. His guitar quartet song cycle "Seasons" was composed as a vehicle for Monteleone's quartet of guitars called "The Four Seasons," which were included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2011 exhibition "Guitar Heroes." "Seasons" was released as an audio CD and live performance film DVD set on Wilson's label Goat Hill Recordings in November 2011. Another 2011 album, recorded in Brazil, was "Campo Belo" (Goat Hill Recordings), featuring rising Brazilian music stars André Mehmari (piano and accordion), Edu Ribeiro (drums), and Guto Wirtti (bass).
Wilson arranged and orchestrated Ivan Lins' song "Love Dance" for Barbra Streisand, on her 2009 album "Love Is The Answer," produced by Diana Krall. Wilson also played guitar on that album.
Anthony Wilson can be heard on recordings by Paul McCartney (Kisses on the Bottom, Concord), Willie Nelson (American Standard, Verve), Leon Russell (Life Journey, Blue Note) , Aaron Neville (Nature Boy: The Standards Album, Verve), Al Jarreau (Accentuate the Positive, Verve), Mose Allison (The Way of the World, Anti-), Joe Henry (Fuse, Mammoth), Diane Schuur (Midnight, Concord), Gladys Knight (Before Me, Verve), Kenny Burrell (75th Birthday Bash Live!, Blue Note), Randy Crawford and Joe Sample (No Regrets, PRA), Bobby Hutcherson (Wise One, Kind of Blue), Till Brönner (The Good Life, Verve), and more.
He has been a member of Diana Krall's group since 2001, appearing on CDs and DVDs, notably the Grammy-winning Live in Paris. He has also recorded a CD with Brazilian guitarist Chico Pinheiro, Nova, released in Brazil on Pinheiro's label Buriti, and in the US on Wilson's label Goat Hill Recordings.
Anthony Wilson can also be heard on a number of his father Gerald Wilson's recordings and, since 1986, he held the guitar chair with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. Since his father's death in 2014, Anthony Wilson has continued the leadership of the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, in performances at the SOKA Jazz Festival (2014), and the Playboy Jazz Festival (2015).
Wilson's main guitar is a custom "Radio Flyer" archtop by luthier John Monteleone; he has also been seen on videos such as "Live in Paris" playing a blond 1958 Gibson Byrdland. Other frequently played guitars include a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, and a 1934 Gibson L-30, and a Fender American Vintage series Telecaster with pickups made by Ron Ellis.
With Gerald Wilson