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Ernie Wilkins

Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr. was a jazz arranger and writer who also played tenor saxophone. He might be best known for his work with Count Basie. He also wrote for Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to that he was musical director for albums by Cannonball Adderley, Dinah Washington, Oscar Peterson, and Buddy Rich.

In his early career he had played in a military band before joining Earl Hines's last big band. In 1951 he began working with Basie. After 1955 he went free-lance as a jazz arranger and writer of songs as he was much in demand at that time. His success declined in the 1960s, but revived after work with Clark Terry. This led to his touring Europe.

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Ernie Wilkins In...
Sheer Sound
1984
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Screaming Mothers
JVC
1974
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Alice Clark
Alice Clark

1972
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Top Brass Featuring...
JVC
1955
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Flutes & Reeds
JVC
1955
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Flutes And Reeds
JVC
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