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Teddy Edwards

In an interview recorded shortly before his death in 2003, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards talks to Alyn Shipton about his long and illustrious recording career.

The late, great tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards talks to Alyn Shipton. Shortly before his death in 2003, Teddy Edwards met Alyn to discuss the highlights of a long and illustrious recording career. One of the most original voices in West Coast jazz, he settled permanently in Los Angeles in 1944 and created a distinctive and original bebop style.

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Sat 11 Jul 2009 16:00

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  • Teddy Edwards

    Taking Off

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Joe Castro (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Billy Higgins (drums). 16 Aug 1960

    • Sunset Eyes.
    • Pacific.
    • 948482.
  • Howard McGhee

    Up In Dodo's Room

    Composer: Marmarosa Performers: Howard McGhee (trumpet), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Arvin Garrison (guitar), Bob Kesterson (bass), Roy Porter (drums). 18 Oct 1946

    • Central Avenue Sounds.
    • Rhino.
    • 75872 CD 3.
  • Howard McGhee

    Dial-ated Pulis

    Composer: McGhee Performers: Howard McGhee (trumpet), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Arvin Garrison (guitar), Bob Kesterson (bass), Roy Porter (drums). 18 Oct 1946

    • Central Avenue Sounds.
    • Rhino.
    • 75872 CD 3.
  • Teddy Edwards Quartet

    Blues in Teddy's Flat

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Red Callendar (bass), Roy Porter (drums). 4 Dec 1947

    • Central Avenue Sounds.
    • Rhino.
    • 75872 CD 3.
  • Benny Carter

    Come on Back

    Composer: Carter Performers: Benny Carter, Bud Shank (allto saxophone), Buddy Collette, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Bill Hood (baritone saxophone), Don Abney (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Alvin Stoller (drums). 2 March 1966

    • Additions to Further Definitions.
    • Impulse.
    • 229.
  • Teddy Edwards/Howard McGhee

    Together Again

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Howard McGhee (trumpet), Phineas Newborn, Jr (piano), Ray Brown (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums). 15 May 1961

    • Together Again.
    • Contemporary (OJC).
    • 424-2.
  • Clifford Brown

    Sunset Eyes

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Clifford Brown (trumpet), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Carl Perkins (piano), George Bledsoe (bass), Max Roach (drums). April 1954

    • Spring.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 86 CD 3.
  • Dexter Gordon

    The Duel

    Composer: Gordon Performers: Dexter Gordon, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Red Callendar (bass), Roy Porter (drums). 4 Dec 1947

    • Settin the Pace.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 16 CD 4,.
  • Teddy Edwards

    The Sermon

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Joe Castro (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Billy Higgins (drums). 17 Aug 1960

    • Teddy's Ready.
    • Contemporary.
    • OJCCD 748-2.
  • Teddy Edwards

    Going Home

    Composer: Edwards Performers: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Art Hillery (piano), Andy Simkins (bass), Mel Brown (drums). June 1992.

    • Blue Saxophone.
    • Verve/Gitanes.
    • 1147.

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