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Teddy Wilson

Famed for breaking the "colour bar" in jazz, pianist Teddy Wilson (1912-86) starred with Benny Goodman, made classic recordings with Billie Holiday and set a life-long standard for impeccable musicianship. Geoffrey Smith picks some favourite tracks.

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Sun 24 Jan 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Teddy Wilson

    Once Upon A Time

    • The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41.
    • Fabulous.
    • 1.
  • Billie Holiday & Wilson, Teddy With Billie Holiday, Voc.

    What A Little Moonlight Can Do

    • Lady Day - The Best of Billie Holiday.
    • 1.
  • Benny Goodman & Benny Goodman

    After You've Gone

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 4.
  • Benny Goodman & Benny Goodman

    Time On My Hands

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 16.
  • Billie Holiday & Billie Holiday

    Easy To Love

    • Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 8.
  • Teddy Wilson

    All My Life

    • The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41.
    • Fabulous.
    • 5.
  • Billie Holiday

    I'll Never Be The Same

    • The Legacy (1933-1958).
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 14.
  • Teddy Wilson & Teddy Wilson

    Mary Had A Little Lamb

    • The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41.
    • Fabulous.
    • 7.
  • Teddy Wilson & Benny Goodman

    Don't Blame Me

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 16.
  • Teddy Wilson & Benny Goodman

    Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 17.
  • Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra

    Jungle Love

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 1.
  • Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra

    I Never Knew

    • The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41.
    • Fabulous.
    • 22.
  • Coleman Hawkins & Coleman Hawkins

    Make Believe

    • The Master.
    • Le Jazz.
    • 13.
  • Teddy Wilson & Teddy Wilson and His Trio

    Fine and Dandy

    • Teddy Wilson Trio and Jo Jones: Complete Recordings.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 6.
  • The Lester Young — Teddy Wilson Quartet

    All of Me

    Performer: The Lester Young — Teddy Wilson Quartet. Performer: Lester Young. Performer: Teddy Wilson. Performer: Gene Ramey. Performer: JOE JONES.
    • Pres and Teddy: The Lester Young Teddy Wilson Quartet.
    • Verve.
    • 1.

Performers:

   Title:  Once Upon A Time  
  Artist:  Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: Carter/Moen 
  Album Title: The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41 
  Label:  Fabulous Catalogue No: FABCD 357 
  Duration: 03:32
  Performers: Max Kaminsky, (tp); Benny Carter, (tp); Floyd O’Brien, (tb); Chu Berry, (ts); Teddy Wilson, (p); Lawrence “Larry” Lucie, (g); Ernest Hill, (b); Sidney Catlett, (d)


  Title:  What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  Artist: Teddy Wilson with Billie Holiday 
  Composers: Woods/Barker 
  Album Title: Too Hot For Words 
  Label:  HEP Catalogue No: HEPCD-1012 
  Duration:  02:56
  Performers: Roy Eldridge, (trumpet); Benny Goodman, (clarinet); Ben Webster, (tenor saxophone); Teddy Wilson, (piano); John Trueheart, (guitar); John Kirby, (string bass); Cozy Cole, (drums).

  
  Title:  After You've Gone  
  Artist: Benny Goodman 
  Composers: Turner/Layton 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  Fremeaux Catalogue No: FA 240 
  Duration: 02:46 
  Performers: Benny Goodman, (cl); Teddy Wilson, (p); Gene Krupa, (d)

  
         Title:  Time On My Hands
  Artist: Benny Goodman 
  Composers: Adamson/Gordon/Youmans 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  Fremeaux Catalogue No: FA 240 
  Duration: 03:34 
  Performers: Benny Goodman, (cl); Teddy Wilson, (p); Gene Krupa, (d)


   Title:  Easy To Love
  Artist: Billie Holiday
  Composers: Cole Porter 
  Album Title: Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday 
  Label:  Columbia/Legacy Catalogue No: COL-504722 
  Duration: 03:10
  Performers: Irving “Mouse” Randolph, trumpet; Vido Musso, clarinet; Ben Webster, tenor saxophone; Teddy Wilson, piano; Allan Reuss, guitar; Milt Hinton, string bass; Gene Krupa, drums 

  
  Title:  All My Life  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: Stept/Anderson 
  Album Title: The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41 
  Label:  Fabulous Catalogue No: FABCD 357 
  Duration: 03:12 
  Performers: Frank Newton, trumpet; Benny Morton, trombone; Jerry Blake, clarinet; Teddy McRae, tenor saxophone; Teddy Wilson, piano; John Trueheart, guitar; Leemie Stanfield, bass; Cozy Cole, drums; Ella Fitzgerald, vocals.

  
  Title:  I'll Never Be The Same
  Artist: Billie Holiday
  Composers: Kahn/Malneck/Signorelli 
  Album Title: The Legacy (1933-1958) 
  Label:  Columbia/Legacy Catalogue No: C3K-47724 
  Duration: 03:01 
  Performers: Buck Clayton, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Lester Young, tenor saxophone; Teddy Wilson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, string bass; Jo Jones, drums; Billie Holiday, vocals.


   Title:  Mary Had a Little Lamb  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: Symes/Malneck 
  Album Title: The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41 
  Label:  Fabulous Catalogue No: FABCD 357 
  Duration: 02:55 
  Performers: Teddy Wilson, piano; Roy Eldridge, trumpet and vocal; Chu Berry, tenor; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Bob Lessey, guitar; Israel Crosby, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.

  
  Title:  Don't Blame Me  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: D.Fields/J.McHugh,
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  Fremeaux Catalogue No: FA 240 
  Duration: 03:00 
  Performers: Teddy Wilson, piano

  
  Title:  Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson  
  Composers: Arlen/Koehler 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  Fremeaux Catalogue No: FA 240 
  Duration: 02:40 
  Performers: Teddy Wilson

  
  Title:  Jungle Love  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: L. Robin / R. Rainger 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  Fremeaux Catalogue No: FA 240 
  Duration: 02:50 
  Performers: Bobby Hackett, cnt; Pee-Wee Russell, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Teddy Wilson, p; Allen Reuss, g; Al Hall, b; Johnny Blowers, d.


  Title:  I Never Knew  
  Artist: Teddy Wilson 
  Composers: Fiorito/Kahn  
  Album Title: The Teddy Wilson Collection - 1933 - 41 
  Label:  Fabulous Catalogue No: FABCD 357 
  Duration: 02:39 
  Performers: Teddy Wilson, piano; Eddie Gibbs, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Yank Porter, drums


   Title:  Make Believe
  Artist: Coleman Hawkins 
  Composers: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II 
  Album Title: The Master 
  Label:  Le Jazz Catalogue No: CD37 
  Duration: 04:41 
  Performers: Coleman Hawkins, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; John Kirby, b; Sid Catlett, d.


   Title:  Fine and Dandy 
  Artist: Teddy Wilson and His Trio 
  Composers: Kay Swift/Paul James
  Album Title: Teddy Wilson Trio and Jo Jones: Complete Recordings 
  Label:  Essential Jazz Classics Catalogue No: 55408 
  Duration: 03:31
  Performers: Teddy Wilson, piano; Jo Jones, drums; Milton Hinton, bass.

  
  Title:  All of Me 
  Artist: Lester Young 
  Composers: Simons/Marks
  Album Title: Pres and Teddy: The Lester Young & Teddy Wilson Quartet 
  Label:  Verve Catalogue No: 8312702-(1) 
  Duration 05:07 
  Performers: Lester Young, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Gene Ramey, bass;  Jo Jones, drums.

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