Archive for March 13th, 2014

Scott Wilson & Stark Raving – Kackle Jackle

Kackle JackleKackle Jackle” is the new recording from trumpeter Scott Wilson’s band Stark Raving. Scott Wilson has established himself as one of the rising stars of jazz – both as a performer and as a pedagogue. Since earning two masters degrees from the University of North Texas and paying his dues on concert stages from Orlando to Osaka, Scott is in constant demand as a player, composer and educator. In addition to his dynamic live and recorded performances on trumpet, he is regarded as one of the world’s foremost proponents of the electronic valve instrument (EVI).

Wilson has diverse international performance credits having shared the stage with jazz luminaries including Benny Green, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Coffin, Shelly Berg, Denis DeBlasio, Peter Erskine, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Terrell Stafford, Ron Blake, John Pizzarelli, Ed Shaughnessy, Alex Acuna, and others. He is joined in Stark Raving by a group of players that are not only Grammy-nominees and Downbeat Award-winners, but are renowned educators who have inspired thousands of young musicians.

Kackle Jackle” features six Scott Wilson originals and three carefully chosen covers (from John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, and Joe Henderson) and has broad appeal across multiple formats. A transcription book has been released as well that features transcriptions of the trumpet, EVI, and trombone solos. Give this album a listen at CDBaby.