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Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson was the definitive swing pianist, a solid and impeccable soloist whose smooth and steady style was more accessible to the general public than Earl Hines or Art Tatum. He picked up early experience playing with Speed Webb in 1929 and appearing on some Louis Armstrong recordings in 1933. Discovered by John Hammond, Willie joined Benny Carter's band and recorded with the Chocolate Dandies later that year. In 1935, he began leading a series of classic small-group recordings with swing all-stars which on many occasions featured Billie Holiday. That was also the year that an informal jam session with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa resulted in the formation of the Benny Goodman Trio (Lionel Hampton made the group a quartet the following year). Although he was a special added attraction rather than a regular member of the orchestra, Wilson's public appearances with Goodman broke important ground in the long struggle against segregation.

Between his own dates, many recordings with Benny Goodman's small groups and a series of piano solos, Teddy Wilson recorded a large number of gems during the second half of the 1930s. He left B.G. in 1939 to form his own big band but, despite some fine records, it folded in 1940. Wilson led a sextet at Cafe Society during 1940-1944, taught music at Juilliard during the summers of 1945-1952, appeared on radio shows, and recorded regularly with a trio, as a soloist and with pick-up groups in addition to having occasional reunions with Goodman. Teddy Wilson's style never changed, and he played very similar in 1985 to how he sounded in 1935; no matter, the enthusiasm and solid sense of swing were present up until the end. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Noble Art Of Teddy Wilson

1. Liza, All The Clouds'll Roll Away

2. Once Upon A Time

3. Blue Lou

4. Squeeze Me

5. Don't Blame Me

6. Someday, Sweetheart

7. Sweet Lorraine

8. More Than You Know

9. All My Life (feat. Ella Fitzgerald)

10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

11. Blues In C Sharp Minor

12. Sailin'

13. I'll Never Be The Same (feat. Billie Holiday)

14. That Old Feeling

15. The Man I Love

16. You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming

17. Out Of Nowhere (feat. Lena Horne)

18. Just A Mood (feat. Blue Mood)

19. China Boy

20. Oh, Lady Be Good

21. September Song (feat. Sarah Vaughan)

22. Seventy One

23. Rose Room

24. I Can't Get Started

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Track List: And Then They Wrote... / Mr. Wilson And Mr. Gershwin

1. King Porter Stomp

2. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

3. Honeysuckle Rose

4. Sophisticated Lady

5. Rosetta

6. One O'Clock Jump

7. Sunny Morning

8. 'round Midnight

9. Artistry In Rhythm

10. Lullaby Of Birdland

11. Misty

12. The Duke

13. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)

14. Nice Work If You Can Get It

15. Oh, Lady Be Good

16. Somebody Loves Me

17. But Not For Me

18. I Got Rhythm

19. The Man I Love

20. Bess, You Is My Woman Now

21. Embraceable You

22. Love Is Here To Stay

23. I've Got A Crush On You

24. Summertime

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Track List: Jumpin' For Joy

1. Jumpin' For Joy

2. Booly Ja Ja

3. The Man I Love

4. Exactly Like You

5. Love Grows On The White Oak Tree

6. This Is The Moment

7. Early Session Hop

8. Lady Of Mystery

9. Jumpin' On The Blacks And Whites

10. Little Things That Mean So Much

11. Hallelujah

12. Some Other Spring

13. Wham (Re Bop Boom Bam)

14. Sweet Lorraine

15. Moonray

16. Liza

17. Crying My Soul Out For You

18. In The Mood

19. Coconut Grove

20. 71

21. I Never Knew

22. Embraceable You

23. But Not For Me

24. Oh Lady Be Good

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Track List: Teddy Wilson

1. Saint Louis Blus

2. Three Little Words

3. I've Got The World On A String

4. Don't Be That Way

5. You Go To My Head

6. My Hart Stood Still

7. Where Or When

8. Basin Street Blues

9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

10. Flyin' Home

11. Nice Work If You Can Get It

12. Body And Soul

13. If I Had You (live)

14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (live)

15. Avalon

16. After You've Gone

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Track List: Moments Like This

1. Alone With You

2. Moments Like This

3. I Can't Face The Music

4. Don't Be That Way

5. If I Were You

6. You Go To My Head

7. I'll Dream Tonight

8. Jungle Love

9. Now It Can Be Told

10. Laugh And Call It Love

11. On The Bumpy Road To Love

12. A Tisket A Tasket

13. Everybody's Laughing

14. Here Is Tomorrow Again

15. Say It With A Kiss

16. April In My Heart

17. I'll Never Fail You

18. They Say

19. You're So Desirable

20. You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me

21. Hello My Darling

22. Let's Dream In The Moonlight

23. What Shall I Say

24. It's Easy To Blame The Weather

25. More Than You Know

26. Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine)

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Track List: With Billie In Mind

1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

2. This Year's Kisses

3. When You're Smiling

4. Easy To Love

5. Sugar

6. Body And Soul

7. If You Were Mine

8. Them There Eyes

9. I'll Never Be The Same

10. I Wished On The Moon

11. Why Was I Born

12. I Cried For You

13. If Dreams Come True

14. Fooling Myself

15. Mean To Me

16. Nice Work If You Can Get It

17. I'll Get By

18. Easy Living

19. Miss Brown To You

20. What A Moon What A Night What A Girl

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...who was singin'? I don't think that was Teddy.
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WHOA.
Just
WHOA. :-D
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Don't stop now this is freaky! But if you ignore this you will get bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 144 minutes when you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear
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A technical genius, out of sight!
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One of the most enchanting pianist to ever touch a keyboard, thank you Teddy for your wonderful contribution s to our music.
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Melodious enchanting music...exce l l e n t !
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Teddy is a beautiful pianist.
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Good Stuff here........ 5 stars
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So classy and sophisticate d .
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anita1844
Love it
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anita1844
Yes yes my god a blessing
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prsfmail-man
Hey Scott: Teddy Wilson deserves a more thorough and detailed bio. Always remember to list their birth and death years. Please.
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Sweet & easy listening
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k.pogwizd
what a great musician!
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WOW!
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prsfmail-man
In 1978 Mr. Wilson held residency at the piano in the entrance lounge at the Copley Square Hotel. I was so fortunate to sit at the piano and listen to this Giant in Jazz Piano and have him all to myself. Most people passing through the hotel lobby had no idea who this was. So grateful.
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Great very fine piano playing ,To be enjoyed
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pineroad
who is the vocalist? sounds like Nan Wyn.
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Me like too.
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clogan7536
The greatest! Small groups in 30s--Wilson, G o o d m a n , Hampton, Holiday, Young, etc. Can't beat that that music..
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Easy listening.
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Teddy Wilson was so amazing and I feel like the best I have heard were the songs that he was playing while with Billie Holiday. I am at a bit of a loss though as I am having a hard time actually finding out if he was the pianist with certain pieces while recording with her band. If anyone has any ideas other than googling as a tool, any help would be appreciated.
Joe T.
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Super cool.
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Loved hearing him at Rick's in Chicago in the 70's. Great player and gentleman.
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Damn fine piano player!
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Quite a talent.
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shumate.jimm y
I love his style. I got to see him up close and personal after a concert in Pittsburgh in 1953. JLS
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Sorry Charlie. Us tuna's don't just taste good, we have good taste too! DMB
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GREAT MUSIC
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gshanley3
I grew up listening spellbound and he was a big influence on my own piano work with college bands. ( which helped put me through college!)
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Love him!
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franmiller.3 3 1
Teddy Wilson's music touched my heart and soul.
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kelllargo
Love this Man!!!
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My father-In-La w in Indy used to see TW whenever Teddy was performing In Indianapolis and still mentions him with reverence.
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wow......
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Now this is jazz
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Elegance and taste.
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Smooth modulations.
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Teddy Wilson; the consummate talent. He had such a prodigious touch in all of his performances .
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SWING
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Extraordinar y !
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jfw91250
The best combo pianist of the time.
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HIS JAZZ ROCKS!!!!!!
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kelllargo
he is the GREATIST!
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grooovy music wish I had been there for alive performances
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Check out the albums he made with Lester Young and also accompanying Billie Holiday.
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Bob Gilson
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Teddy Wilson is one of the best jazz combo piano players ever. He is probably best known for playing in the Benny Goodman trio, quartet and sextet. He may be the first black jazz musician brought on stage by a white big band leader, Benny Goodman.
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He was my favorite and I am glad I had a chance to meet him.
Claire Gordon
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SMOOOOOOOTH! ! How do I get more instrumental s like this?
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