Outa Sight – Jack Wilson
A simple, smooth melody. Jack's piano introduction is notated in the C treble clef lead sheet.
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- Recording: Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes
- Recorded on: June 14, 1963
- Label: United Artists (UAL 3325)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Even 8ths
- Vibes - Roy Ayers
- Soprano Sax - Curtis Amy
- Piano - Jack Wilson
- Bass - Bill Plummer
- Drums - Tony Bazley
Our audio excerpt starts with Jack's piano introduction, which is notated in the C treble clef lead sheet.
The Buy MP3 links point to Out Of Sight, the way the title is shown on the album.
Ayers had been a sideman on "The Jack Wilson Quartet" Atlantic Records date four months earlier (February 3, 1963). That album contains three more wonderful Jack Wilson compositions (all available on jazzleadsheets.com).
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...