JOE WILDER

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Joe Wilder, who has died aged 92, was a trumpeter whose name was little known, even to many jazz lovers, but revered among his fellow musicians. A man of modesty and dignity, he was renowned for the beauty of his tone as a soloist, and for his utter reliability as an ensemble player; he was always to be found in the very best musical company, whether it was Count Basie’s band or the New York Philharmonic. Joseph Benjamin Wilder was born on February 22 1922 in Colwyn, Pennsylvania. His father, a bass player, led a popular local dance band and his elder brother also played the bass. Joe began playing the trumpet at an early age and made his first public appearance on a radio talent show, Parisian Tailors’ Colored Kiddies of the Air. He studied music at Mastbaum Technical High School and for a while nursed the forlorn hope of read more...
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JOE WILDER Wilder N' Wilder (aka Softly With Feeling) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wilder N' Wilder (aka Softly With Feeling)
Swing 1956
JOE WILDER The Pretty Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pretty Sound
Swing 1959
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Jazz From "Peter Gunn"
Swing 1959
JOE WILDER Blues in the night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues in the night
Swing 1976
JOE WILDER Alone With Just My Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alone With Just My Dreams
Swing 1992
JOE WILDER No Greater Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Greater Love
Swing 1993
JOE WILDER Among Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Among Friends
Swing 2003

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JOE WILDER Mostly Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mostly Ellington
Swing 1990

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JOE WILDER Such a Beautiful Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Such a Beautiful Sound
Swing 2013

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