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The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Steven Loza


Jazz great Gerald Wilson (1918–2014), born in Shelby, Mississippi, left a global legacy of paramount significance through his progressive musical ideas and his orchestra's consistent influence on international jazz. Aided greatly by interviews that bring Wilson's voice to the story, this book presents a perspective on what the musician and composer called his “jazz pilgrimage.” Wilson uniquely adapted Latin influences into his jazz palette, incorporating many Cuban and Brazilian inflections as well as those of Mexican and Spanish styling. Throughout, the book refers to Wilson's compositions an ... More

Keywords: Gerald Wilson, international jazz, jazz culture, America, African American artist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496816023
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Loza, author
University of California, Los Angeles