By Steve Futterman
Updated September 18, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Generations, the first above-board recording as a leader by this skillful mainstream saxophonist and flute player, has been eagerly awaited by all who have drunk in Steve Wilson’s exceptional recent work with everyone from Leon Parker to Chick Corea. A cooking backing unit nudged along by the great drummer Ben Riley keeps Wilson on his toes — right where he sounds the best. B