Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mr. Teddy Wilson and Mr. Gershwin

Teddy Wilson covers a dozen songs by George Gershwin on this date with bassist Arvell Shaw and drummer Bert Dahlander. All of the music had been in Wilson's repertoire for some time at this point in his career, so his playing seems effortless. The sequencing is a bit unusual, in that all of the faster numbers, including a very brisk "Liza" and "Oh, Lady be Good" (powered by Dahlander's brushwork), are on the first side, while all of the ballads, including a lush "Summertime" and an inventive "Bess, You is My Woman Now," are heard on the second half. Wilson is in top form with his typically eloquent yet swinging style. Shaw is given a number of solo opportunities, displaying his superb arco bass technique in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Love Is Here to Stay." This 1992 reissue contains three alternate takes...
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/search/album/mr.+wilson+%26+mr.+gershwin

Teddy Wilson Trio
Mr. Wilson
Mr. Gershwin


1 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn)  2:59
2 Nice Work If You Can Get It* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:25
3 Oh, Lady Be Good* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:36
4 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald)  3:14
5 But Not for Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:36
6 I Got Rhythm* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:13
7 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:06
8 Bess, You Is My Woman Now* (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  2:31
9 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:30
10 Our Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:24
11 I've Got a Crush on You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:14
12 Summertime* (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  3:18
13 Our Love Is Here to Stay [alt. take] (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:04
14 But Not for Me [alt. take] (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:41
15 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) [alt. take] (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn)  3:02


Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
Bert Dahlander - dr

Recorded at Columbia Records 30th Street Studios, New York City ; January 19* & 21, 1959


Philo said...

Teddy Wilson Trio - Mr. Wilson and Mr. Gershwin (1959)

Great stuff. Exactly what one expects from Teddy Wilson.

I was amused to note that none of the tracks is more that 3 minutes 30 seconds long. More than 7 years after the introduction of the LP record, producers were still thinking in terms of 78s and their severe time constraints.

Frasco said...

Excellent, superb, many thanks Melanchton!! by the way... are you "out to lunch"?

deGallo said...

Thank you.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

Albertito Jazz said...

Sic vos non vobis is all my life now

neil said...

Been living with mp3s of this for the past two years; so thanks for the upgrade, mel...

jbl said...

Love this stuff, probably because I'm getting older that I appreciate a lot more now than when it came. Thanks as always Mel and if there is more of Mr. Wilson I wouldn't mind.

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon.

duck said...

Thamks, Mel, Another great update

Frankie said...

Nice stuff, as always.

I once heard somebody saying about Teddy Wilson that "he didn't invent Jazz". What I know for sure is that he played it damned well! Always a great pleasure to listen to Mr. Wilson

Thanks a lot, Mel!

BTW : hope you find time to play guitar and enjoy summer time when you don't "flacify" all the jazz of the world

Anonymous said...

please Mel. re-upload this, thanks you


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Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

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sandor essedy said...

another Wilson, many thanks Mel!!

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Thank you very much

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

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Thank you Mel!