20 June 2009

JACK WILSON - EASTERLY WINDS
















Jack Wilson for Blue Note from 1967.
Jack Wilson-Piano;Lee Morgan-Trumpet;Garnett Brown-Trombone;Jackie McLean-Alto;Bob Cranshaw-Bass;Billy Higgins-Drums

This is now oop and seems to have slipped thru the net in blogland. I've ripped the 97 Toshiba EMI cd reissue for this post.
Tough set of tunes best known for the rug cutter "On Children" .You just can't fail with a line up like that!
AMG Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Easterly Winds provides an excellent contrast to Jack Wilson's first Blue Note album, Somethin' Personal. Where his label debut was cool and romantic, Easterly Winds is a brassy, funky collection of soul-jazz and hard bop with instant appealing. Wilson keeps the tone fairly diverse, both in his originals and covers. After hitting hard with the funky opening pair "Do It" and "On Children" (both of which illustrate that he was familiar with contemporary soul), he quiets the mood with a nice version of Johnny Mandel's "A Time for Love." On the second half, he turns in soul-jazz ("Easterly Winds"), straight hard bop ("Frank's Tune") and the charmingly lyrical "Nirvanna." Throughout it all, Wilson is subtle and tasteful, allowing trumpeter Lee Morgan and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean their time in the spotlight; trombonist Garnett Brown has a couple of nice moments as well, while bassist Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins lend solid rhythmic support. It's another impressive, enjoyable effort from one of the most underrated pianists on Blue Note's '60s roster.


27 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/246593943/Jack_Wilson.rar

wightdj said...

Don't know this Blue Note, great line up, thanks.

Dave Cantor said...

YEAH...I looked for this for such a long time...i havent heard it but, that first disc w/ roy ayers is a stoned fuqin classic

winton tostello said...

THANK U VERY MUCH!!!! the only place to find "somethin' personal" ,albeit in low quality...
http://rapidlibrary.com/download_file_i.php?qq=jack%20wilson&file=6009581&desc=jack+wilson+-+something+personal+128k+.zip

porco rosso said...

Great session. Actually one of the easier to find albums of Jack Wilson. May i ask if you happen to have his 'Song For My Daughter'?

taro nombei said...

Much appreciated Bacoso -- as always.
TN

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thank you Bacoso.
Great!

roberto t. said...

for porcorosso: http://rapidshare.com/files/203786728/Jack_Wilson.rar

link (not mine) still valid from CIA contributions 9.

It should be time that Jack Wilson should be much more known. Thanks Bacoso!

porco rosso said...

roberto t

a million thanks for the link! there's to much great stuff shared in the contributions over at CIA...it's easy to miss some of it!

Jur said...

Love this album. Especially "Nirvana" is really beautiful.
Thanks!

vesper said...

Still some OOP Blue Note, it's amazing. Thx Bacoso

nomar said...

Yow!
Been on the hunt for this for years,
Thank you.

taro nombei said...

I've given this a few spins now and it's even better. Nirvanna and the title track are the ones that do it for me.
cheers

Mark said...

For porcorosso and roberto t

Do you have a link for CIA?

Thanx

Smithy said...

Thanks.

roberto t. said...

http://andifyouhadtwocoats.blogspot.com/2009/01/contributions-9.html

in answer to Mark

Focused Meander said...

Thanx; great cast on this one.

Andy said...

Thanks another great album and another simple but funky cover.Nice post.

reindeer man said...

Very nice record, love the line up. The Lee Morgan/Jackie McLean pairing is a favorite - such records as Morgan's Cornbread, Infinity, 6th Sense etc. - But didn't know Jack Wilson. Thanks for this!

rowgatien said...

Thank you. A discovery.

vascodela2 said...

Thanks a lot, really a gem

Art Simon said...

Nice! Thanks!

German S said...

Thanks a lot for share this jewel! Muchas gracias!

thefunkygoat said...

Thanks for the share

Dr. Tiki Atomica said...

Truly an Orgy in Rhythm. Mahalo for this share.

andrew said...

First time commenter. This album is incredible... thanks so much for sharing!

Karl K said...

I wasn't familiar with this artist, but thanks to your generosity, I am now! Great job!

Karl K.
McKinney, Texas