Amazon.com Widgets

Bert Wilson

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 15, 1939    

I was born in Evansville, IN in 1939, and at the age of 4, I contracted polio. I've been in a wheelchair ever since. The chair doesn't define me, but it has affected my life (and certainly my access to those basement jazz clubs). I got into jazz while living in a hospital school in Chicago, where one of the other kids turned me on to Charlie Parker at the age of 10. THAT affected my life far more than the polio did! Upon graduating from high school, I moved to L.A. and became a part of the “fringe” jazz scene there (in the early-to-mid '60s). By this time, I could play a bunch of “Bird's” music in 12 keys, but Ornette Coleman and 'Trane had gone off into a more modal free space and that's what all my friends wanted to play...
read more

  • BUY

    Christmas With Uncle Sonny

    Inner City Records
    2005
  • BUY

    Expanded Universe

    Inner City Records
    2005
  • BUY

    Kozmic Communication

    Inner City Records
    2005
  • BUY

    The Mystic Rites Of Sound

    Inner City Records
    2005
  • BUY

    Palo Colorado Suite

    Inner City Records
    2005
  • BUY

    Take No Prisoners!

    Inner City Records
    2003
  • BUY

    The Next Rebirth

    Inner City Records
    1986
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Latest Release

Take No Prisoners

Konnex Records (2003)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Bert Wilson events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 2,655 Views: 7,443 Fans: 1
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Bert Wilson profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Bert Wilson musician profile.