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Gerald Wilson, jazz’s reigning composer/orchestrator pays homage to his adopted hometown, Chicago on his fifth Mack Avenue Records release, Legacy. Composers Igor Stravinsky and Giacomo Puccini also receive Wilson’s musical tips of the hat. Wilson’s son, guitarist/composer Anthony Wilson, and grandson Eric Otis are also represented by a ... Read more in Amazon's Gerald Wilson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • ASIN: B002JODUUC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Detroit is Mr. Gerald Wilson's fourth release on Mack Avenue Records, and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Monterey Moods. Commissioned by the Detroit International Jazz Festival to celebrate it's 30th anniversary, Detroit is a six part suite that evokes both the edge and the ambition of this blue collar city. An iconic Big Band composer, arranger and leader, Gerald gathers his bi-coastal roster of musicians together into one true House of Jazz.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Arnwine on April 24, 2010
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gerald wilson's detroit is the stuff of legends- a super talented line up of musicians and beautifully written music, with the recording serving up the great exchanges that occur between the two. this is what it sounds like when you love what you do. the best of 2009 for sure!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Williams on August 27, 2011
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Being a long time fan/collector (Pacific Jazz recording label) of Greald Wilson's recordings this "DETROIT" is just another of his master pieces. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TC on August 25, 2011
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This CD pays homage to Mr. Wilson's hometown of 1934-1939. The "Detroit Suite" (the first 6 tunes) was commissioned by the Detroit International Jazz Festival in 2009. It proves that Mr. Wilson still has the great musical imagination and arranging skills that has made him one of the top jazz orchestral leaders (at over 90 years of age!)for such a long time. In reference to a former review asking why "Cass Tech" sounds like Benny Golson's "Along Comes Betty", please note that the sub-title of the song is "Variations on a Theme by B.G." (i.e. Benny Golson)- thus honoring Mr. Golson. If you like jazz, especially big band, you cannot go wrong with Gerald Wilson.
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By alan on April 18, 2014
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Another very good modern big band session from Gerald Wilson on the Mack Avenue label.Cass Tech is actually Benny Golson's Along Came Betty as acknowledged in it's subtitle " variations on a theme by B.G.". I rank this behind In My Time and Legacy.
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Without making it too much of a mood album, Wilson seems to find a good balance between a time/place theme and just giving us a fine listening experience -- if you love big-band jazz as much as I do. The cut about his teacher, "Miss Gretchen," is a special delight. Can you believe this guy is over 90 and still giving the world such great sounds?
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