"After six decades in the music business, Gerald Wilson remains an inspiration to countless musicians -- even those many years his junior. A true beacon of knowledge, he continues to illuminate the idiom and advance its exposure with undiminished determination. At an age where lesser men might long ago have rested on their laurels, Gerald continues to create music and to infuse it with energy, intelligence and spirit. Viva Gerald Wilson!"
-Gary G. Vercelli, 1995
May 15, 2020