180-gram 45 RPM double LP reissue
The Absolute Sound 2001 Golden Ear Award Winner for artistic and sonic excellence!
1995 Thelonoius Monk Competition Award Winner!
The Anthony Wilson Trio recorded a magnificent jazz guitar session featuring guitar, Hammond B-3 organ and drums. This recording includes an unforgettable instrumental cover version of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" from Abbey Road as well as superb performances of "Prelude To A Kiss" (Billy Stayhorn) and a groovin' cookin' version of "Chitlins Con Carne" (Kenny Burrell).
Composer-arranger-bandleader and guitarist Anthony Wilson, the son of big band maestro Gerald Wilson, is one of the most brilliant musicians working in the U.S. jazz scene today. A recipient of the IAJE's Gil Evans Fellowship Award, Wilson's rich, fluid and easy going style, with it's seductive references to Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell, is much in evidence on his album, Our Gang from the Groove Note label out of Los Angeles.
Playing with a much pared down structure of guitar trio with organ and drums (his previous recordings have been with much larger outfits) gave Wilson the freedom to focus more on his own inventive and incomparable skills as soloist, and his close rapport with drummer Mark Ferber and organist Joe Bagg, with whom he has been playing with regularly, pays off richly in this session.
Recorded by the A-list team of producer Joe Harley (ECM, Enja) and Mike Ross (engineer) at Cello Studios in Hollywood, this remarkable session serves not only to cement the much vaunted reputation established with the Mama albums but in fact greatly extends Wilson's high profile position as one jazz's finest talents.