Jim Wilson has always been about the act of transcendence, the alchemy of technology, and the universe of ethnic and ancient tribal wisdom set to modern music. Wilson was known as a shy person and often invented names for himself like Tulku and Little Wolf to draw less attention to himself. He was sensitive and his art opened hearts of many.
Words for Wilson
“Jim Wilson, what a gift, what a talent, what a rhythmic soul. All the songs we wrote together were unique musical journeys, that I’m not sure either one of us fully grasped. They were almost like creations from another place and time. His patience and gentle heart brought music out of many native artists, that they didn’t even know they had, including myself. All of our collaborations took us to a higher place, and were mystical and bold… What an extraordinary spirit, what a beautiful person.” – Robbie Robertson
“Jim Wilson was my friend. He was an extremely sensitive person and his art came from deep within. We met when my company Triloka Records was still young and he gave us great ground breaking music to release. He also created the loops for my first CD and without him, I don’t think I would have been able to make a recording at that time. We didn’t meet enough over the years, as life has a way of running in the direction it wants, regardless of one’s own desires, but we always cherished our bond in our hearts, and every time we did meet it was instant good times again. We had talked about working together and making music again, but it was not to be in this life. I will miss his presence here on the Earth, but he will always live in my heart, hunched over the computer making some killer music, saying, ‘Hey KD, listen to this!’ ” – Krishna Das
“Jim Wilson was an unsung warrior of the musical underground, passionately dedicated to bringing the sounds and songs of his Native American lineage into the modern worlds of trance and dance music. To Jim, music had no rules; if something spoke from the soul to the soul, it simply worked, no question. Bridging cultures, styles and millennia, Jim created World Soul Music and he never strayed very far from his mixing board and computer. Somewhat of a shy person, Jim hung behind the scenes, often inventing names like Tulku and Little Wolf to take himself out of the spotlight. But he was a big, warm-hearted guy who always cared about the welfare of others and wasn’t afraid to fight for what he knew to be right. He is already deeply missed by those who knew him and loved him…. May his spirit be forever surrounded by light and peace and grace…” – Jai Uttal
“I had the distinct honor to work with and learn from a wonderful producer and musician, Jim Wilson. Jim’s dedication to making music touched the heart and soul. He was an inspiration and I will always be grateful for the time we spent making music together.” – Joanne Shenandoah