© 2019 by Kevin Hicks

Kackle Jackle was a creation by trumpeter and EVI player Scott Wilson. 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.

Kackle Jackle Album (Physical CD)

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  • Kackle Jackle was a creation by trumpeter and EVI player Scott Wilson. 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.

     

    Stark Raving:

    Scott Wilson - trumpet, electronic valve instrument (EVI)

    Chuck Archard - bass

    Jaydon Bean - drums (trks 1, 3, 7, 8, 9)

    Chris Davis - strings and effects

    Tom Dietz - tenor sax

    Kevin Hicks - trombone

    Chris Rottmayer - keyboards

    Richy Stano - guitars

    Keith Wilson - Zen drums, drums

     

    PRAISE FOR SCOTT WILSON AND 'KACKLE JACKLE':

     

    'Scott Wilson speaks with thorough knowledge of the tradition of Jazz with traces of Booker Little and Tom Harrell. What I love about Mr. Wilson's playing is although he has incredible technique, he still plays the BLUES and incorporates vibrato effectively. Mr. Wilson is equally accomplished and expressive on the EVI. Although it is an electric instrument, I hear a huge heart and a definitive soul. Scott Wilson is the REAL DEAL!!!' Marcus Printup - Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

     

    "While possibly best known for his decades of jazz education innovations, on Kackle Jackle Scott Wilson displays his considerable chops and technique as a brassman, improvisor, and composer. Wilson is equally comfortable on the EVI, blazing effortlessly over changes and maximizing the flexibility of the instrument. Whether on his own clever compositions or on standards of the genre, Wilson's playing is some of the best in modern jazz!" Caleb Chapman - Former International Jazz Educator of the Year

     

    "Scott Wilson is a tremendous trumpet player! His ability to cross styles while still retaining his own personal style is something special. He brings the fire on every tune and weaves his personality into each solo. Beautiful stuff!" Jeff Coffin - Dave Matthews Band (and formerly Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)

     

    'Scott Wilson showcases his angularity and technique with his first rate soloing on both his trumpet and EVI on this fresh, modern recording!' Andy Martin - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

     

    "Having spent the better part of the past 30 years attempting to master the Electronic Valve Instrument, I am happy to say that Scott Wilson remains one of my favorite EVI players. And his EVI performances on this CD are especially uplifting." Mike Metheny - Trumpeter and EVI player.