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Teddy Wilson

Pianist Martin Litton joins Alyn Shipton to select the best of pianist Teddy Wilson's work, including his own short-lived big band, solo recordings and many more recent trios.

From his meteoric rise to fame with Benny Goodman to his small group records with Billie Holiday, pianist Teddy Wilson was one of the stars of the swing era. Pianist Martin Litton joins Alyn Shipton to select the best examples of Wilson's work, including his own short-lived big band, his solo recordings, and many latterday trios.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 6 Nov 2010 16:00


Music Played

  • Teddy Wilson


    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Teddy Wilson, p. 22 May 1934.

    • Teddy Wilson Piano Solos.
    • Affinity.
    • 1016.
  • Benny Goodman Trio

    After You've Gone

    Composer: Creamer / Layton Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 13 July 1935.

    • Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet Vol 1: After You’ve Gone.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND 85631.
  • The Benny Goodman Quartet

    Handful of Keys

    Composer: Waller Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Lionel Hampton, vib; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. Hollywood, 30 July 1937.

    • Benny Goodman: 1937.
    • Classics.
    • 879.
  • Billie Holiday

    This Year's Kisses

    Composer: Berlin Performers: Buck Clayton, tp; Benny Goodman, cl; Lester Young, ts; Teddy Wilson, p, arr; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. 25 Jan 1937.

    • Teddy Wilson: Of Thee I Swing.
    • Hep.
    • 1020.
  • Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra


    Composer: Robin / Gray / Youmans Performers: Karl George, Harold Baker, tp; Floyd Brady, Jake Wiley, tb; Pete Clark, Rudy Powell, Ben Webster, George Irish, reeds; Teddy Wilson, p, arr; Al Casey, g; Al Hall, b; J. C. Heard, d. New York City, 12 Sep 1939.

    • Jumpin’ For Joy.
    • Hep.
    • 1064.
  • Red Norvo & His Selected Sextet

    Congo Blues (Take 3)

    Composer: Norvo Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Charlie Parker, as; Flip Phillips, ts; Red Norvo, vib; Teddy Wilson, p; Slam Stewart, b; J C Heard, d. WOR Recording Studios, New York City, 6 June 1945.

    • Red Norvo on Dial (All Existing Masters).
    • Spotlite.
    • SPJCD 127.
  • Teddy Wilson

    Just Like a Butterfly

    Composer: Dixon / Woods Performers: Teddy Wilson, p; Arvell Shaw, b; J C Heard, d. New York, 29 June 1950.

    • 1947 1950.
    • Classics.
    • 1224.
  • The Lester Young — Teddy Wilson Quartet

    Pres Returns

    Composer: Young Performers: Lester Young, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Ramey, b; Jo Jones, d. 13 Jan 1956.

    • Pres And Teddy.
    • Verve.
    • 8312702.
  • Teddy Wilson

    Sunny Morning

    Composer: Wilson Performers: Teddy Wilson, p; Major Holley, b; Bert Dahlander, d.1960.

    • And Then They Wrote / Mr Wilson and Mr Gershwin.
    • Collectables.
    • COLCD6680.
  • Teddy Wilson

    I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling

    Composer: Waller / Rose / Link Performers: Teddy Wilson, p. Hank O’Neal Studios, New York City, 28 Jan 1974.

    • Bues For Thomas Waller.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760131.
  • Teddy Wilson

    Rose Room

    Composer: Hickman Performers: Teddy Wilson, p; Jesper Lundgard b; Ed Thigpen, d. Copenhagen, 15 June 1980.

    • Revisits The Goodman Years.
    • Storyville.
    • 101 8364.