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The Gerald Wilson Orchestra - Theme For Monterey album download
Performer: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Title: Theme For Monterey
Country: US
Released: 1998
Style: Big Band
Rating: 4.4/5
FLAC size: 1618 mb | MP3 size: 1569 mb | WMA size: 1718 mb
Genre: Jazz

Lyon's Roar (For Jimmy Lyons) (Homage To 17 Mile Drive And Carmel By The Sea).

Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. Wilson's 45-minute suite is built around a 40-bar ascending theme that gets played at a variety of paces, from the sultry "Romance" to the speedy "Cookin' on Cannery Ro. His band plays with a heap of harmonic precision, capturing each nuance as Wilson sought to demonstrate the ensemble's crack capacity for agile subtlety at any speed. This is music that speaks dually to long-form composition and to the task of taking the complexity of orchestration and distilling it into potent doses.

Avertisement for Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra, 1945. Wilson formed his own band, with some success in the mid-1940s. Wilson and His 20-Pc. Recording Orchestra performed at the famed twelfth Cavalcade of Jazz held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles which was produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. on September 2, 1956  . In 1998 Wilson received a commission from the Monterey Jazz Festival for an original composition, resulting in "Theme for Monterey", which was performed at that year's festival. In later years, he formed orchestras on the West and East coasts, each with local outstanding musicians.

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Theme for Monterey is an album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra recorded in 1997 and released on the MAMA label. Studio album by. Wilson's goal was to compose a melody that the audience would leave the venue singing to themselves.

Album · 1998 · 7 Songs. Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra. The Genius of Charlie Parker.

Artist: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra Title: Theme for Monterey Year Of Release: 1998 Label: Mama Records Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop Quality: FLAC (tracks+. In 1997, bandleader/arranger Gerald Wilson was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival to write an original piece to be performed at that year's festival. He succeeded by casting his "Theme for Monterey" in five different styles, with his big band interpreting the theme in a variety of moods - as a ballad, a Latin romp, a medium-tempo piece and a shouting conclusion.

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Theme For Monterey
Composed By – Gerald Wilson
1 Romance 6:29
2 Lyon's Roar (For Jimmy Lyons) (Homage To 17 Mile Drive And Carmel By The Sea) 12:18
3 The Lone Cypress 9:30
4 Spanish Bay 8:49
5 Cookin' On Cannery Row 6:51
6 Summertime
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
7 Anthropology
Composed By – Charles C. Parker, Jr.*, John B. Gillespie*, Walter Bishop*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mama Records
  • Copyright (c) – Mama Records
  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Mixed At – BAD Audio
  • Mastered At – Quadim Studio
  • Edited At – BAD Audio


  • Arranged By – Gerald Wilson
  • Bass – Trey Henry
  • Coordinator [Band Coordinator] – Josefina Wilson
  • Copyist – Maurice Spears
  • Drums – Mel Lee
  • Edited By – Rich Breen
  • Engineer [Second Engineer] – Peter Doell
  • Executive-Producer – Douglas Evans, Gene Czerwinski
  • Guitar – Anthony Wilson, Eric Veliotes*
  • Liner Notes – Kirk Silsbee
  • Mastered By – David Donnelly*
  • Mixed By – Rich Breen
  • Photography By [Cover] – Brian Leng
  • Piano – Brian O'Rourke
  • Producer – Douglas Evans
  • Recorded By – Rich Breen
  • Saxophone – Carl Randall, Jack Nimitz, John Stephens , Louis Taylor, Randall Willis, Scott Mayo
  • Trombone – George Bohanon, Isaac Smith, Leslie Benedict*, Maurice Spears
  • Trumpet – Carl Saunders, David Krimsley, Snooky Young*, Oscar Brashear, Ron Barrows


Recorded at Capitol Studios, November 24-25, 1997.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 734956102128

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MMF 1021 The Gerald Wilson Orchestra* Theme For Monterey ‎(CD, Album) Mama Records MMF 1021 US 1998