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Last of the Lions: Gerald Wilson

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Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson has been leading big bands and recording albums for more than 60 years now, and this week he celebrates his 90th birthday. “Last of the Lions: Gerald Wilson" features two of his most significant outfits: a modernistic 1940s powerhouse that included up-and-coming musicians such as trumpeter Snooky Young and trombonist Melba Liston, and an all-star 1960s West Coast unit that highlighted soloists such as tenor saxophonist Harold Land and guitarist Joe Pass.

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