The first volume of a three-volume set entitled The Valley Road Trilogy.
Written in New York City over the course of 18 months, Perennials (Wheel Records, 2016) articulates this singular sound. Thematically, the artist captures Gotham as if seen through F. Scott Fitzgerald's critical lens; the city is, for Wilson, that "once golden shimmering mirage". In this way, Perennials is not a love letter; it is, instead, an expression of longing, a wish for a return to bucolic, "braes ablaze o' green" Ontario where his beloved Gertrude awaits. JASON WILSON and THE PERENNIALS have been transcending to the delight of crowds across Canada, the UK and Jamaica:
Marcus Ali - saxophones/whistles/vocals
Patrice Barbanchon — trumpet/vocals
Perry Joseph — guitars/vocals
Andrew Stewart — bass
Zaynab Wilson — cajon/percussion/vocals
Jason Wilson — vocals/piano/organ/accordion