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Shadow Wilson

A colorful, propulsive drummer, Darkness Wilson caused many major rings during his profession. He was a delicate and thrilling stylist, and may provide rhythmically powerful and softly sympathetic accompaniment using sticks or brushes. He started using Lucky Millinder in 1939, after that caused Benny Carter, Tiny Bradshaw, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Count number Basie, and Woody Herman. Wilson afterwards worked within the combos of Illinois Jacquet, Erroll Garner, and Thelonious Monk, and used Ella Fitzgerald. He proved helpful often with Sonny Stitt within the ’50s, and documented with Basie, Joe Newman, Monk, and Lee Konitz. Wilson didn’t record any albums being a head, but could be heard on Compact disc reissues by Basie, Phil Woods and Gene Quill, Tadd Dameron, and Monk.

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