Jackleg – Jack Wilson
A lightning-fast head with a bluesy melody. Full transcription of Jack Wilson's playing on the melody and his piano solo available.
All selected items will be available for download after purchase.
- Recording: Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers
- Recorded on: February 6, 1963
- Label: Atlantic (LP 1406)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Vibes - Roy Ayers
- Piano - Jack Wilson
- Bass - Al McKibbon
- Drums - Nick Martinis
Melody parts for all instruments are available.
"I'm always amazed at how many jazz musicians don't know about Jack Wilson, Jr. Take the time to check him out—you'll be glad you did."
Transcribed Piano Solo: Our audio excerpt piano starts with the last four measures of the melody section, which ends with a two-measure break written for piano and vibes that sets up Jack's piano solo. Instead of just transcribing Jack's solo, we've also included the opening and closing melody in our transcription, so you get Jack's full arrangement as well.
August 3, 1936 – October 5, 2007
Pianist Jack Wilson was born in Chicago but moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, at age seven. By his fifteenth birthday, he had become the youngest member ever to join the Fort Wayne Musician’s Union. At the age of seventeen he played a two-week stint as a substitute pianist in James Moody’s band. After graduating from the local high school, Wilson spent a year and a half at Indiana University, where he met Freddie Hubbard and Slide Hampton. He went on to tour with a rock ‘n roll band, which led him to Columbus, Ohio, where he found the then-unknown Nancy Wilson and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He settled there for a year, then moved to Atlantic City, where he led the house band at the local Cotton Club. Read more...