A skilled creative improvisational player, saxophonist Bert Wilson
was little known to all but the most dedicated jazz buffs. A skilled and original performer equally at home on tenor, alto, and soprano, he first emerged during the 1960s, appearing on records from the likes of Sonny Simmons
and James Zitro
. When Wilson
finally began leading his own dates years later, most of his albums were released on his own FMO label, and as a result were never privy to the kind of wide distribution they deserved. Those issued on other, more high-profile labels, like 1986's The Next Rebirth
and 1994's Endless Fingers
, typically earned high marks from critics.