Drummer Shadow Wilson (real name: Rossiere Wilson) was part of the rhythm section in Thelonious Monk Quartet, alongside basist Ahmed Adbul-Malik.
The jazz drummer also worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Tiny Bradshaw, and Earl Hines among others.
Shadow Wilson was a colorful, propulsive drummer, who was both a sensitive and exciting stylist, and could provide rhythmically dynamic and softly sympathetic accompaniment using sticks or brushes.
Wilson worked frequently with Sonny Stitt in the '50s, and recorded with Basie, Joe Newman, Monk and Lee Konitz. The drummer didn't record any albums as a leader, but can be heard on releases by Basie, Phil Woods and Gene Quill, Tadd Dameron and Monk.