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Danny Wilson?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rblank, Jul 9, 2003.


  1. rblank

    rblank

    Jul 8, 2003
    First post!

    I did a quick search on Danny Wilson and didn't come up with a lot. I've been trying to findout who he has played with besides Lorber. His work on Water Signs blows me away and I'd like to get some more recordings if I can.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

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  3. rblank

    rblank

    Jul 8, 2003
    :meh:

    He's also, apparently, a bass harmonica player:

    http://www.bassharp.com/

    Unfortunately, that doesn't help me at all.
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Wow - that's the trouble with the internet - so much stuff and so little knowledge!! ;)
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
  6. rblank

    rblank

    Jul 8, 2003
    Yes, I know. Now you see the problem.
     
  7. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
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    Water Signs,Wizard Island (A MUST ! Listen),and Galaxian are the only things that I know of that he has done with the early Jeff lorber Fusion Band other than seeing him hanging around the Portland,Oregon area with Nathaniel Philips and some other former members of the group Pleasure"he does on occasions,plays with local bands/artist and yes he still a monster player
     
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  8. rblank

    rblank

    Jul 8, 2003
    Can you still get recordings of these? I have Water Signs on tape, but the only stuff I have from the other 2 is what's on the collection CD.
     
  9. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    If you have Kazaa you may be able to download some of Jeff's early material as mention in the thread.

    I will try to find other resources for you if I can. .......Stay in touch.
     
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  10. rblank

    rblank

    Jul 8, 2003
    That's a good idea. I wonder why I haven't thought of that. I'll take a look when I get home tonight.
     
  11. Andrew Kocha

    Andrew Kocha

    May 28, 2017
    I have been searching for Danny for a long time. I havent responded to forums in the past. Really because I wanted to preserve Dannys privacy. I was a roommate of Dannys in 1989 at Fort Riley Kansas in the US Army. I was a Bass player for the First ID band, and Danny had OjT'd(on the job training) at the time. Danny basically got to Fort Riley under a different mos and then tried out for the Band. Danny was amazing. He wasnt real good at reading music, but that didnt matter. Danny just heard the progressions and would play the groove. Really incredible. I sucked compared to Danny. So Danny informed me he recorded on Wizard Island, and Watersign. Danny also said he had recorded on another track, but I am not sure what. I had asked Danny why he joined the Army and he said it was to get away from a woman. Seriously Danny was awesome to listen to. He played in the quartet. Long sad story short. Danny was discharged from the Army because of a Crack addiction. It was Sad. Danny had pawned all his stuff, and I dropped him off on a corner in Junction City kansas on his last day in the Army. I have hoped for many years that Danny beat his addiction and was back in the scene. If anyone knows how he is or if hes ok that would be great to know. Funny I was like 19 when I met Danny. I remember asking him when he started playing. Danny said he was at a concert listening to (currently cant remember) and two weeks later he was onstage playing with him. I miss Danny and wish only the best for him.
     
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  12. Ron Ciaburri

    Ron Ciaburri

    Sep 23, 2015
    Connecticut
    He is one of my all time favorites. Always wondered where he was. Hope he is ok.
     
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  13. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca Never spit through an open doorway... Supporting Member

    My drummer friend Enrique, introduced me to Jeff lorber's music, and thereby to the inimitable Danny Wilson. He was a monster player on that music man Stingray Bass!
     
  14. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca Never spit through an open doorway... Supporting Member

    The tone he got with that bass on those records was so thick, sweet, and dirty; to me that is the quintessential Musicman Stingray tone, and frankly I'm not really really a Stingray guy, but when I listen to those Danny Wilson bass lines, it makes me want to go out and get a sweet 4 string maple fretboard Stingray and funk the jazzy scheisse out of it!
     
  15. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    In 1979 or 80 my college student organization brought in Jeff Lorber Fusion for a concert. I got myself placed on the committee responsible for greeting them and getting them settled in. After the concert we were helping them load out. I kept trying to strike up a conversation with Danny, because I had heard he had only been playing for a couple months when he got linked up with Lorber. He was not very talkative at all. He did say he hadn't been playing long and that he never put much effort into learning to read music. The talkative one was the band's saxophone player. Guy named Kenny Gorelick. A few months later, Kenny released his first solo album. Yep.....Kenny G.
     
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