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Bert Wilson

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

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Albums

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Expanded Universe
Inner City Records
2005
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The Mystic Rites Of...
Inner City Records
2005
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Christmas With Uncle...
Inner City Records
2005
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Kozmic Communication
Inner City Records
2005
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Palo Colorado Suite
Inner City Records
2005
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Take No Prisoners!
Inner City Records
2003
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