1968 Gerald Wilson Orchestra – California Soul

California Soul is an album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra recorded in 1968 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.

Gerald Stanley Wilson (September 4, 1918 – September 8, 2014) was an American jazz trumpeter, big band bandleader, composer/arranger, and educator. Born in Mississippi, he was based in Los Angeles from the early 1940s. In addition to being a band leader, Wilson wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Julie London, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.



1  California Soul (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 4:09
2  Light My Fire (The Doors) 5:05
3  Channel Island (Gerald Wilson) 5:07
4  Lullaby From Rosemary’s Baby (Krzysztof Komeda) 2:52
5  Sunshine Of Your Love (Eric Clapton; Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 2:54
6  Russian River (Gerald Wilson) 5:30
7  Yesterlove (Al Cleveland; Smokey Robinson) 4:01
8  Down Here On The Ground (Gale Garnett; Lalo Schifrin) 5:47
9  El Presidente (Gerald Wilson) 4:15



BassWilton Felder
DrumsCarl Lott
GuitarMike Anthony
HarpsichordJimmy Rowles
OrganJimmy Rowles
PianoJimmy Rowles
BassoonPete Terry
ClarinetPete Terry
FluteAnthony Ortega
PiccoloAnthony Ortega
SaxRay Bojorquez
SaxHenry De Vega
SaxAnthony Ortega
SaxHadley Caliman
SaxHarold Land
SaxRichard Aplanalp
TromboneThurman Green
TromboneFrank Strong
TromboneMike Wimberly
VibraphoneBobby Hutcherson
PercussionHugh Anderson
PercussionJoe Porcaro

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Bock
Co-producer – Albert Marx Productions
Engineer – Lanky Linstrot
Leader, Arranged By, Conductor – Gerald Wilson

Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Design – Gabor Halmos
Graphics – Raul Rodriguez
Liner Notes – Herb Wong
Photography By (Cover) – George Rodriguez

Record Company – Transamerica Corporation
Copyright (c) – Liberty Records, Inc.
Recorded at Liberty Studios in Hollywood, CA