Abram Wilson

Abram Wilson

BandJazz

My music is based within instrumental jazz. It's acoustic based utilizing melody, swing, and the blues. Its aim is to pull you inside the music and it's meaning. It's innovative but is rooted in the tradition. My music is soulful, energetic, emotional, and is reminissant of New Orleans.

Biography

The incredible trumpeter Abram Wilson was born in Arkansas and raised in Louisiana, where he attended the famed New Orleans Center for the Performing Arts, like Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr before him. After appearing with Roy Hargrove and blues legend Ruth Brown, Wilson moved to London in 2002, where he has since become an essential part of the Dune Records roster, alongside Soweto Kinch, Denys Baptiste and Jazz Jamaica. In April 2006, Wilson was judged (by Sonny Rollins and John Scofield, no less) the winner in the jazz category of the International Songwriting Competition.

Ride!, commissioned by Cheltenham Jazz Festival under the Jerwood Rising Stars Programme, tells the story of a young man's journey from his hometown in the Delta to the thrills of the big city, with Wilson's explosive 10-strong orchestra featuring three bands in one (Abram Wilson Sextet, Delta Blues Trio and Londorleans Brass Band), playing everything from brass-band jazz and delta blues to acoustic hip-hop. Also features a prologue by Rhythm & Blues giant, Dr John, setting the scene for the Ride of your life!

'Ride' is killer. He's a bad mother*!%&^ who can play his ass off.
Dr John

Lyrics

Monk

Written By: Abram Wilson

None (instrumental)

She's All That I Know

Written By: Abram Wilson/Leke Awoyinka/Athletic

(I Talk...You Listen)

VERSE

It’s afternoon
Seems nights just fall
I’m missin’ you, I’m all alone since you been gone

Don’t go to work
Don’t return no calls
I haven’t felt the same, I lost my girl, my soul

Can’t get over how it used to be
Keep on hearin’ all the voices that would give me courage
You’re the only one that could tell me
You’re the one that could help me change, maybe for the better
Turn my life around
Now my life is upside down
Just the thought of you goin’ makes me cry inside

CHORUS

She’s all that I know
I wouldn’t wanna live like this
Couldn’t exist if I let go
This girl is all that I know

She’s all that I know
I feel like when I lost her
I lost half of my soul
This girl is all that I know

VERSE

Seems strange
I meet a lot a ladies but I quit the game
Since she’s gone
The band don’t play the same song
Guess I got myself to blame
When I had all I needed
I played my cards to soon, Hey!
Now what’s left to lose
Baby you came and took me by surprise
Somethin’ in your eyes had me afraid for my life
I can’t control it, I can’t control it, I can’t control it
Tell me what you want me to do, I’ll do it
Tell me what you want me to say, I’ll say it
Nothin will stop me from wantin’ you for the rest of my life

CHORUS

She’s all that I know
I wouldn’t wanna live like this
Couldn’t exist if I let go
This girl is all that I know

She’s all that I know
I feel like when I lost her
I lost half of my soul
This girl is all that I know

BRIDGE

The vision of you girl
Can’t nothin’ compare to ya, nah!
I’m about to break down, break down
She’s all that know

RAP

I’m original
Now
You in my head night and day
I can’t get away, I’m lost in your ways
‘Cause I gotta say I want you always
Girlfriend, your shape has still got me dazed
Man, I keep missin’ them convo’ be blazed
Flinchin’ my brain where ad libs of James
Riskin’ everything to be with you again
This development was not planned I swear
But right now you need to be chillin’ with this kid
Dealin’ with this nig, a willin’ participant
Talkin’ it with Mizchif case you didn’t hear
Come close, I wanna put som’n in ya ear
Let’s go pull the draws off ya rear
In a dark corner workin’ up sweat
Mami, you the illest the realist chic hear

She’s all that I know!

CHORUS

She’s all that I know
I wouldn’t wanna live like this
Couldn’t exist if I let go (let go)
This girl is all that I know (all that I know)

She’s all that I know (yeah)
I feel like when I lost her (I lost)
I lost half of my soul (I lost)
This girl is all that I know (my soul)

She’s all that I know (all that I know)
I wouldn’t wanna live like this (yeah)
Couldn’t exist if I let go
This girl is all that I know

She’s all that I know (all that I know)
I feel like when I lost her
I lost half of my soul (half of, my soul)
This girl is all that I know (all that I know)

VOICE OVER

Everything I see is you (she’s all, I know, she’s all)
Nothin’ feels the same anymore (she’s all, I know, she’s all)
Part of me is lost forever (she’s all, I know, she’s all)
Tell me I’m dreamin’ girl (she’s all, I know, she’s all, yeah)

FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN

Written By: Abram Wilson

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OBAMA

Written By: Abram Wilson

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Discography

Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta - Dune - 2006

Jazz Warrior - Dune - 2004

Soul Vibe - Bleekstar - 1999

Set List

FROM DUSK TIL’ DAWN

RAINBOWS AND FANTASIES

OBAMA

EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE BAD FOR ME

KISS AND MAKE UP

INTERMISSION

MOSQUITO HAWK

SNAKE IN THE GRASS

RUSH HOUR

THE EYES OF BELLADONA

BREAKING POINT