The Uncommon Denominator
Blind Island Music announces the release of David Wilson’s latest album “The Crossing“, his tenth in a series of highly listenable instrumental collections.
The compelling style and charm of David Wilson’s music have made his albums consistent best sellers on the easy listening charts. The gifted multi-intrumentalist (violin, piano, flugelhorn) was classically trained (including composition and theory) in his native Cleveland. He has been prominent on the Hollywood music scene for over two decades. David together with his violin been the go-to guy for captivating music at events hosted by entertainment and music industry insiders.
He credits the legendary Henry Mancini for turbo-charging his career, who upon hearing him play live, invited David to record with him. After completing two albums with the maestro, David produced his own first album “There’s a Small Hotel”, a collection of timeless romantic standards.
Mancini proudly followed his protegé’s career, calling him“…a one of a kind.” Wilson modestly shrugs off this generous praise. But by any reasonable musical standard, his work as arranger, performer – and now composer – ranks with very few gifted, versatile musicians.
Indeed, his versatility is clearly one reason for the music’s ongoing appeal. It is never pretentious or predictable, never tedious; always fresh and friendly. Whether it’s the “Great American Song Book” repertory; Latin or European standards; jazz; classic pop; film music or any other genre, David Wilson brings a sincere soulful inventiveness to the project.
With “The Crossing“ we have ten colorful, expertly crafted, transporting compositions by David Wilson. As always, he presents his highly personal approach to a range of styles from ballad, to blues, to bossa, to gentle rock, to subtle swing – classic David Wilson at its very finest.