Jack Wilson

Born on August 3, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wilson studied piano at Fort Wayne College of Music and the University of Indiana, with time out for a fleeting professional foray with James Moody. He briefly played baritone saxophone but after settling in Columbus, Ohio, he played piano with musicians such as Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He joined Dinah Washington and in bands led by the singer’s then husband, Eddie Chamblee. In Chicago in the late 50s, he made own-name trio sessions for Argo Records, was in bass player Richard Davis’ trio, and then served in the US Army, playing tenor saxophone in military bands. After military service Wilson briefly rejoined Washington, recording with her as a member of Quincy Jones’ studio band, before entering the Los Angeles film and television studios. He was also in outfits recording behind singers such as Sammy Davis...

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Jack Wilson Albums

2 records