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by Teddy Wilson


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Pianist Teddy Wilson began putting out records under his own name in 1934 and soon became internationally famous through his collaborations with Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young. Storyville's 2007 release of a live trio date in Copenhagen Denmark demonstrates Wilson's enduring artistic integrity later in life. On May 21, 1979 -- which would have been Fats Waller's 75th birthday -- 66-year-old Wilson performed with bassist Hugo Rasmussen and drummer Ed Thigpen, opening the set with a series of themes composed or made famous by Waller (tracks one through three). After a spirited six-minute romp through the landscape of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," Wilson concentrated upon melodies by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn for about a quarter of an hour and polished off eight more jazz standards before calling it quits. This is an example of Teddy Wilson on an exceptionally good night, and is highly recommended for listeners of every persuasion.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2007
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101851621
catalogNumber: 1018516
Rank: 106855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Wilson   Primary Artist
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Hugo Rasmussen   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Erik Moseholm   Producer,Audio Production
Don Raye   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Mike Hennessey Chastet   Liner Notes
Harry Brooks   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer,Audio Production
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Patricia Johnston   Composer

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