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Jack Wilkins


Guitarist Jack Wilkins has been on the International jazz scene since the early 1970's. His flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach have inspired collaborations with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, and Buddy Rich among many others. A native of Brooklyn, Jack began playing guitar at age thirteen. His mentors included Johnny Smith, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard.

“Windows”, his first album as a leader (Mainstream, 1973,) also available in transcription published by Hal Leonard Publications has been critically acclaimed as a dazzling, seminal guitar trio work.
Which had now been re-issued on Vinyl


For The Dreamers

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2024
Track listing: The Outsiders; Everyday Hero; Human Nature; Half A World Away; Closer To The Sky; Bye Bye Blackbird; Tampa Strut; One Day I'll Fly Away.


Magic Light

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Spinning Wheel; Can’t Remember Why; . . . And Your Point Is??; Omaha; Apalachicola; We Rise; What Once Was Lost ; Magic Light.

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We Rise

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 06:33


Article: Liner Notes

John Basile: Heatin' Up

Read "John Basile: Heatin' Up" reviewed by Bill Milkowski

John Basile's warm tone and impeccable articulation on Heatin' Up at first may trigger memories of the late, great Pat Martino, an iconic guitarist whom Basile obviously admires. But listen closer to the elegant phrasing, the confident use of space and “less is more" approach he applies to tunes like Cy Coleman's “See Saw," the oft-covered ...


Song of the Day

Everyday Hero

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2024
Duration: 06:41


Article: Club Profile

606 Club In London

Read "606 Club In London" reviewed by Sammy Stein

The 606 Club in Chelsea has long been a Mecca for jazz fans who enjoy tasty food and great music. Entered by descending steep steps from the busy, bustling streets in one of London's busiest areas, 606 feels like a secret world where cozy tables, attentive staff, and superb music can be found in abundance. Owner ...


Article: The Jazz Life

My 'Other' Brother -- Remembering Jack Wilkins: 1944-2023

Read "My 'Other' Brother -- Remembering Jack Wilkins: 1944-2023" reviewed by Peter Rubie

Prologue This piece, in a shorter form, appeared as a post on my Facebook page a few days after my friend Jack Wilkins died on May 5, 2023. On behalf of a group of close friends I also helped write a remembrance piece for WBGO, one or two quotes of which are also included here. I ...


Article: Profile

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by AAJ Staff

All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...


Article: The Jazz Life

Scenes From The Life Of A Young Jazz Musician

Read "Scenes From The Life Of A Young Jazz Musician" reviewed by Jack Wilkins

Foreword Jack Wilkins is an iconic jazz guitarists of the 1970s who is still playing his ass off today, after a career leading and accompanying a host of groups with musicians such as Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy McGriff, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Woods, and the Brecker ...


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