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#1: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:24:44 by Gerry

This guy has a considerable resume and is consistently referred to as
"inventive" and "creative", and besides having won the Monk price a
number of years back is seemingly a notable composer and arranger.
Gerald Wison's son, BTW. He's leading a nonet that he has apparently
worked with for at least 8 years at Steamer's this weekend.

He has a number of albums out but I've never heard the guy. Any
opinions?

--
When somebody says it's not about the sex--it's about the sex. -- Sen. Dale
Bumpers

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#2: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:36:47 by Jazz Guy

Have a listen to his albums: "Adult themes" is a big band and
"Our Gang" is a trio, both great albums with good playing. "Our
Gang" is a very high quality sound produced recording. I had a guitar
workshop with him a few years back, great player.

Guy

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#3: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:40:38 by jon

Gerry wrote:
> He has a number of albums out but I've never heard the guy. Any
> opinions?

Gerry, I posted a concert review of a trio performance from Larry
Goldings (organ), Bill Stewart (drums), and Anthony on guitar earlier
this year, you should be able to find it by searching my posts in this
newsgroup.

In short, he is amazing live and went way beyond the expectations I had
from watching the Diana Krall in Paris DVD. He is very creative and
responsive to the other players, with plenty of chops, and a lot of
texture in his comping. Physically, he touches the guitar in all kinds
of different ways to coax out interesting and subtly nuanced sounds.
Gear-wise, he now plays a Monteleone with a floater, strung with
bronze, through an all tube combo. His tone is quite bright, a la
Grant Green.

To my ears, he has a lot of influences (I heard bits and pieces that
recalled Kessell, Benson, Green, and Hall) but doesn't really sound to
me like he is firmly in the mold of any single player.

Check out his web site and his MySpace site, there is sample stuff to
listen to there.

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#4: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:41:11 by Tone

Gerry wrote:
> This guy has a considerable resume and is consistently referred to as
> "inventive" and "creative", and besides having won the Monk price a
> number of years back is seemingly a notable composer and arranger.
> Gerald Wison's son, BTW. He's leading a nonet that he has apparently
> worked with for at least 8 years at Steamer's this weekend.
>
> He has a number of albums out but I've never heard the guy. Any
> opinions?
>

I have an organ trio CD of his called Our Gang. Nice playing and
writing/arranging all around, and they do the Beatles I Want You/She's
So Heavy which was a nice surprise. He plays really well, strong and
w/taste. I'd buy a ticket if he came to town.

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#5: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:46:04 by Gerry

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1149266438.751104.290750&#64;u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1149266438.751104.290750&#64;u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;,
&lt;<a href="mailto:jon&#64;isu.edu" target="_blank">jon&#64;isu.edu</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; To my ears, he has a lot of influences (I heard bits and pieces that
&gt; recalled Kessell, Benson, Green, and Hall) but doesn't really sound to
&gt; me like he is firmly in the mold of any single player.

Funny how different a wine can taste. The descriptions I read of him
twice mention Wes Montgomery. Thanks for the input!

--
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will
accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. -- Robert Hughes

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#6: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:46:37 by Gerry

Thanks for all the input, guys. I guess I'll try to make the gig.

--
History is the propaganda of the victors. -- Ernst Toller

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#7: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:54:09 by pmfan57

Gerry wrote:
&gt; This guy has a considerable resume and is consistently referred to as
&gt; &quot;inventive&quot; and &quot;creative&quot;, and besides having won the Monk price a
&gt; number of years back is seemingly a notable composer and arranger.
&gt; Gerald Wison's son, BTW. He's leading a nonet that he has apparently
&gt; worked with for at least 8 years at Steamer's this weekend.
&gt;
&gt; He has a number of albums out but I've never heard the guy. Any
&gt; opinions?
&gt;
&gt; --
&gt; When somebody says it's not about the sex--it's about the sex. -- Sen. Dale
&gt; Bumpers

He's got some new albums available on emusic (&quot;freshly ripped&quot;) but
only some tracks are currently available. He does have an older album
available there also with all the tracks. You can sample his playing
there.

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#8: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 18:54:09 by jon

Gerry wrote:
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1149266438.751104.290750&#64;u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1149266438.751104.290750&#64;u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;,
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:jon&#64;isu.edu" target="_blank">jon&#64;isu.edu</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; To my ears, he has a lot of influences (I heard bits and pieces that
&gt; &gt; recalled Kessell, Benson, Green, and Hall) but doesn't really sound to
&gt; &gt; me like he is firmly in the mold of any single player.
&gt;
&gt; Funny how different a wine can taste. The descriptions I read of him
&gt; twice mention Wes Montgomery. Thanks for the input!

Ha! I had Wes on that list, but somehow it got snipped out as I was
rearranging the text of my article. Also a funny coincidence: Anthony
is NUTS about wine.

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#9: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 21:14:59 by JimSoloway

I saw him a couple years ago at John Pisano's Eastman night at NAMM.
He played about four duets with John on a guitar he had never played
before. He sounded great. His playing was imaginative, clean and
interesting. I was especially impressed by how just generally musical
he seemed with his ideas flowing straight from his imagination to his
hands seemingly without hesitation. He was easily the most impressive
player of the evening and there was a pretty hot lineup that night.

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#10: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 21:29:49 by Gerry

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Jim
Soloway &lt;<a href="mailto:jim&#64;jimsoloway.com" target="_blank">jim&#64;jimsoloway.com</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; I saw him a couple years ago at John Pisano's Eastman night at NAMM.
&gt; He played about four duets with John on a guitar he had never played
&gt; before. He sounded great. His playing was imaginative, clean and
&gt; interesting. I was especially impressed by how just generally musical
&gt; he seemed with his ideas flowing straight from his imagination to his
&gt; hands seemingly without hesitation. He was easily the most impressive
&gt; player of the evening and there was a pretty hot lineup that night.

Jeez. You managed to get two imaginatives into that one but did slight
my count for inventive... :-)

Frankly it tells me that my radar is faulty if I'm just know hearing
about a local guy that's has at least some national profile...

--
I take a simple view of living. It is to keep your eyes open and get on with it
-- Laurence Oliver

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#11: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 21:44:54 by Paul Sanwald

like everyone says he is a great player, also a great
composer/arranger. his nonet album, goat hill junket, is incredible.

--paul

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#12: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-02 22:17:32 by JimSoloway

Gerry wrote:
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Jim
&gt; Soloway &lt;<a href="mailto:jim&#64;jimsoloway.com" target="_blank">jim&#64;jimsoloway.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; I saw him a couple years ago at John Pisano's Eastman night at NAMM.
&gt; &gt; He played about four duets with John on a guitar he had never played
&gt; &gt; before. He sounded great. His playing was imaginative, clean and
&gt; &gt; interesting. I was especially impressed by how just generally musical
&gt; &gt; he seemed with his ideas flowing straight from his imagination to his
&gt; &gt; hands seemingly without hesitation. He was easily the most impressive
&gt; &gt; player of the evening and there was a pretty hot lineup that night.
&gt;
&gt; Jeez. You managed to get two imaginatives into that one but did slight
&gt; my count for inventive... :-)
&gt;
&gt; Frankly it tells me that my radar is faulty if I'm just know hearing
&gt; about a local guy that's has at least some national profile...
&gt;
&gt; --
&gt; I take a simple view of living. It is to keep your eyes open and get on with it
&gt; -- Laurence Oliver

And if the phone had rung just one more time while I was typing, I
might have even gotten in a third. :)

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#13: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-03 06:45:39 by Joe Finn

&quot;Tone&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:a.kolarik&#64;computer.org" target="_blank">a.kolarik&#64;computer.org</a>&gt; wrote
&gt;
&gt; I have an organ trio CD of his called Our Gang. Nice playing and
&gt; writing/arranging all around, and they do the Beatles I Want You/She's
&gt; So Heavy which was a nice surprise. He plays really well, strong and
&gt; w/taste. I'd buy a ticket if he came to town.

I've heard the Krall recordings but have yet to check out AW's work as a
leader. Thanks for the head's up! .................joe

--
Visit me on the web www.JoeFinn.net
&gt;



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#14: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-03 07:08:40 by pmfan57

Gerry wrote:
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1149275699.547262.97450&#64;h76g2000cwa.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Jim
&gt; Soloway &lt;<a href="mailto:jim&#64;jimsoloway.com" target="_blank">jim&#64;jimsoloway.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; I saw him a couple years ago at John Pisano's Eastman night at NAMM.
&gt; &gt; He played about four duets with John on a guitar he had never played
&gt; &gt; before. He sounded great. His playing was imaginative, clean and
&gt; &gt; interesting. I was especially impressed by how just generally musical
&gt; &gt; he seemed with his ideas flowing straight from his imagination to his
&gt; &gt; hands seemingly without hesitation. He was easily the most impressive
&gt; &gt; player of the evening and there was a pretty hot lineup that night.
&gt;
&gt; Jeez. You managed to get two imaginatives into that one but did slight
&gt; my count for inventive... :-)
&gt;
&gt; Frankly it tells me that my radar is faulty if I'm just know hearing
&gt; about a local guy that's has at least some national profile...
&gt;
&gt; --
&gt; I take a simple view of living. It is to keep your eyes open and get on with it
&gt; -- Laurence Oliver

Just download a few tracks from emusic and see if you like him. I
think he's great.

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#15: Re: Opinions on Anthony Wilson?

Posted on 2006-06-03 14:31:16 by Greg West

Speaking of his Diana Crall in Paris DVD appearance, I absolutely loved
his solo on &quot;All or Nothing at All.&quot; His comping and soloing in general
was great, but that solo is a fantastic example on improvising
&quot;compositionally.&quot; When you see him play, you're not so amazed at his
chops, but at the thematic nature of his solos. The dude can
definitely swing, too.

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