Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Teddy Wilson and His All-Stars, Vol. 1

During the years 1935-1939 pianist Teddy Wilson led a series of small recording bands peppered with some of the world's most accomplished and influential jazz musicians. That's why Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars is an accurate heading for this collection of 16 tunes recorded between July 31, 1935 and November 1, 1937. Wilson's ability to summon many of the best improvisers of his generation yielded results that continue to delight and entertain those who take the time to savor the solos and marvel at the integrity of the ensembles. Collectively, Wilson's players as heard here included trumpeters Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Cootie Williams, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton and Jonah Jones, as well as trombonist Benny Morton. Among the reeds were Buster Bailey, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Chu Berry, Benny Goodman, Rudy Powell, Hilton Jefferson, Prince Robinson, and Vido Musso. Wilson also used bassists John Kirby, Israel Crosby, Milt Hinton, and Walter Page as well as drummers Sidney Catlett, Gene Krupa, and Cozy Cole. What all these names add up to is a roster of musicians who played crucial roles in helping to define and refine the style and methodology of swing music. There are five vocals by Wilson's brightest star Billie Holiday, and Roy Eldridge proves himself ready and willing to use his voice to transform anything and everything into real jazz you can shimmy to, even "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/teddy-wilson-and-his-all-stars-vol-1-mw0001052209

Teddy Wilson
and
His All-Stars, Vol. 1
(SICP 4040)

Tracks

1 I'll See You in My Dreams (Kahn, Jones)  2:40
2 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  3:11
3 Fine and Dandy (James, Swift)  2:36
4 Sweet Lorraine (Parish, Burwell)  3:04
5 Mary Had a Little Lamb (Malneck, Symes)  2:56
6 Too Good to Be True (Boland)  3:10
7 Blues in C# Minor (Wilson)  3:22
8 Warmin' Up (Wilson)  3:19
9 Who Loves You (Davis, Coots)  3:14
10 These N'That N'Those (Pascal, Fairchild)  3:14
11 Eeny Meeny Meiny Mo (Mercer, Malneck)  3:14
12 With Thee I Swing (Stillman, Hyde, Adlam)  3:17
13 Sugar Plum (Kahn, Johnson)  3:01
14 Things Are Looking Up (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:22
15 Rythm in My Nursry Rhymes (Cahn, Raye, Lunceford, Chaplin)  3:02
16 Sailin' (Wilson)  2:50

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Personnel
[# 1 & 2]
Irving Randolph - tp
Vido Musso - cl
Ben Webster - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 16, 1936
[# 3]
Cootie Williams - tp
Harry Carney - cl & bs
Johnny Hodges - as
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; March 31, 1937
[# 4]
Roy Eldridge - tp
Cecil Scott - cl
Hilton Jefferson - as
Ben Webster - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Lawrence Lucie - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; July 31, 1935
[# 5-8]
Roy Eldridge - tp & vc [# 5]
Buster Bailey - cl
Chu Berry - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Bob Lessey - g
Israel Crosby - b
Sidney Catlett - dr
Recorded in Chicago ; May 14, 1936
[# 9]
Same as [# 1 & 2], except
Milt Hinton - b, replaces Kirby
Gene Krupa - dr, replaces Cole
Billie Holiday - vc, is added
Recorded in New York City ; October 28, 1936
[# 10 & 13]
Billie Holiday - vc
Richard Clarke - tp
Tom Mace - cl
Johnny Hodges - as
Teddy Wilson - p
Dave Barbour - g
Grachan Moncur - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 3, 1935
[# 11]
Billie Holiday - vc
Roy Eldridge - tp
Benny Morton - tb
Chu Berry - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Dave Barbour - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October 25, 1935
[# 12]
Same as [# 9]
Recorded in New York City ; October 21, 1936
[# 14]
Billie Holiday - vc
Buck Clayton - tp
Prince Robinson - cl
Vido Musso - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
Walter Page - b
Cozy Cole as Swing Roo - dr
Recorded in New York City ; November 1, 1937
[# 15]
Chris Griffin - tp
Rudy Powell - cl
Ted McRae - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
John Trueheart - g
Grachan Moncur - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; January 30, 1936
[# 16]
Jonah Jones - tp
Benny Goodman as John Jackson - cl
Ben Webster - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Allan Reuss - g
John Kirby - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York City ; November 19, 1936

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/teddy-wilson/discography/

10 comments:

steve said...

Mel this looks amazing! Thanks for the listen.

drizzz said...

Thank you!

Terry said...

Thanks Mel- there are some gems among this collection. Does that mean there's another volume to come ?

deGallo said...

Thanks.

david said...

Wonderful ! Thank you very much !

FrankDell said...

Merci, Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You so much

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

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AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.