Teddy Wilson - The Complete Associated Transcriptions 1944

Teddy Wilson - The Complete Associated Transcriptions 1944
Recording Date: June 15, 1944
Artist: Teddy Wilson
Duration: 01:01:02
Release Date: March 3, 1998
Album: The Complete Associated Transcriptions 1944
Styles: Swing, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Genre: Jazz

The music on this 1997 CD was previously released as part of a couple of Jazz Archives LPs in the '70s. In mid 1944, the Teddy Wilson sextet consisted of the pianist, trumpeter Emmett Berry, trombonist Benny Morton, clarinetist Edmond Hall, bassist Slam Stewart and drummer Sid Catlett. These 15 selections (recorded as radio transcriptions with many of the performances clocking in between four and five minutes) are high quality, late period swing with no hints of bebop. Berry, in particular, is in top form (it is a pity that no one would ever think of having him lead his own session), Hall really came into his own during this era and the group alternates tight ensembles with spontaneous solos. Most of the tunes performed are swing standards, other than three Wilson originals: "A Touch of Boogie Woogie," "B-Flat Swing" and "You're My Favorite Memory." Enjoyable music.

Flying Home / Benny Goodman / Lionel Hampton / Sydney RobinTeddy Wilson4:53
(Back Home Again In) Indiana / James F. Hanley / Ballard MacDonaldTeddy Wilson3:08
Embraceable You / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinTeddy Wilson4:14
A Touch of Boogie / J.C. Heard / Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson4:47
B-Flat Swing / Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson4:52
Don't Be That Way / Benny Goodman / Mitchell Parish / Edgar SampsonTeddy Wilson3:39
Honeysuckle Rose / Andy Razaf / Fats WallerTeddy Wilson3:44
Mop Mop / J.C. Heard / Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson4:55
I Got Rhythm / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinTeddy Wilson3:01
Rose Room / Art Hickman / Harry WilliamsTeddy Wilson feat: Teddy Wilson Trio4:11
Oh, Lady Be Good / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinTeddy Wilson3:30
The Way You Look Tonight / Dorothy Fields / Jerome KernTeddy Wilson4:23
Stompin' at the Savoy / Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick WebbTeddy Wilson3:49
You're My Favorite Memory / Haven Johnson / Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson3:22
The Sheik of Araby / Harry Beasley Smith / Ted Snyder / Francis WheelerTeddy Wilson feat: Teddy Wilson Trio4:57

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