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The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson$
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Steven Loza

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496816023

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.001.0001

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Toward an Assessment of Gerald Wilson

Toward an Assessment of Gerald Wilson

(p.3) Chapter 1 Toward an Assessment of Gerald Wilson
The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to represent Gerald Wilson's ideas as related to music and life, with all of their philosophical, historical, and cultural relationships. The book is based on a diversity of sources and concepts. The primary source has been the testimony of Wilson himself, which the author compiled and organized through a series of interviews and dialogues. In addition to this, the author collected and combed through a variety of documented sources, including recordings by Wilson's orchestra or other ensembles and published interviews and essays directly focusing on Wilson or referring to him in the context of more general sources, e.g., recordings in which he participated or essays or books on other topics that have referred to his artistic oeuvre.

Keywords:   Gerald Wilson, jazz musicians, biography, music, life

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