Don Wilkerson


The Texas Twister

  • Release Date: 02 Oct 2001
  • OJCCD-1950-2

Boy, they just don’t make ‘em like this guy anymore. Tenorist Don Wilkerson cut his teeth with the likes of Ray Charles and BB King, and you can tell it on this 1960 set with a pungent Nat Adderly/ct, Barry Harris/p, Sam Jones/Leroy Vinnegar/b and Billy Higgins/dr. He’s got a greasy sound that drips R&B, and he fits it into this pop-the-clutch set of hard bop burners that feels like a 6 Flags Roller Coaster Ride. Wilkerson blisters on the … MORE