Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Teddy Wilson - Chronological Classics (1937)

For this Classics CD (one in a series of Teddy Wilson releases that reissue all of the pianist's early recordings as a leader), Billie Holiday is featured on nine of the titles including "I'll Get By," "Mean to Me," "Foolin' Myself," and "Easy Living" ; all of those gems also feature tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Much rarer are three songs with singer Helen Ward, a vocal by Frances Hunt ("Big Apple"), three by the forgotten vocalist Boots Castle, and five instrumentals. It is a pity that the selections without Holiday were not reissued separately since the Lady Day performances are generally quite common. Such immortal sidemen are heard from as Young, trumpeters Cootie Williams, Harry James and Buck Clayton, altoist Johnny Hodges, baritonist Harry Carney, and clarinetists Buster Bailey and Benny Goodman ; this music is essential in one form or another.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1937-mw0000665935

Teddy Wilson
Chronological Classics
(1937)

Tracks

1 How Could You ? (Dubin, Warren)  2:26
2 Moanin' Low (Dietz, Rainger)  3:02
3 Fine and Dandy (James, Swift)  2:35
4 There's a Lull in My Life (Gordon, Revel)  3:10
5 It's Swell of You (Gordon, Revel)  2:57
6 How Am I to Know ? (King, Parker)  3:15
7 I'm Coming Virginia (Cook, Heywood)  2:40
8 Sun Showers (Brown, Freed)  3:01
9 Yours and Mine (Brown, Freed)  3:15
10 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) (Ahlert, Turk)  3:06
11 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Turk)  3:03
12 Foolin' Myself (Lawrence, Tinturin)  2:58
13 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  3:03
14 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli)  3:01
15 I've Found a New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:37
16 You're My Desire (Hudson, Mills)  3:04
17 Remember Me (Dubin, Warren)  2:42
18 The Hour of Parting (Kahn, Spoliansky)  3:08
19 Coquette (Green, Kahn, Lombardo)  2:41
20 Big Apple (David, Redmon)  2:50
21 You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming (Franklin, Friend)  2:49
22 If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro)  3:11
23 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Fain, Kahal, Norman)  2:52
24 Ain't Misbehavin' (Brooks, Razaf, Waller)  3:00

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Personnel
[# 1-3]
Billie Holiday - vcl
Cootie Williams - tp
Johnny Hodges - as
Harry Carney - cl & bs
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York ; March 31, 1937
[# 4-7]
Same as above, except
Harry James - tp, replaces Williams
Buster Bailey - cl, replaces Carney
Helen Ward - vcl,  replaces Holiday
Recorded in New York ; April 23, 1937
[# 8-11]
Billie Holiday - vcl
Buck Clayton - tp
Buster Bailey - cl
Johnny Hodges - as
Lester Young - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
Artie Bernstein - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York ; May 11, 1937
[# 12-15]
Billie Holiday - vcl
Buck Clayton - tp
Buster Bailey - cl
Lester Young - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Freddie Green - g
Walter Page - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded in New York ; June 1, 1937
[# 16-19]
Boots Castle - vcl
Harry James - tp
Benny Goodman - cl
Vido Musso - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
Harry Goodman - b
Gene Krupa - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; July 30, 1937
[# 20-23]
Harry James - tp
Archie Rosati - cl
Vido Musso - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
John Simmons - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; Agust 29, 1937
[# 24]
Red Norvo - xl
Harry James - tp
Teddy Wilson - p
John Simmons - b
Recorded same place & date as above

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carrolin said...

Muchas gracias Mel

deGallo said...

The great TW! Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzcat1228 said...

More excellent Teddy Wilson. Thank you, Mel!