Thursday, April 20, 2017

Teddy Wilson - 1952-1953

Between the years 1946 and 1952, pianist Teddy Wilson made few recordings as a leader, spending most of his time and energy teaching music at Juilliard, working as an all-purpose utility pianist at radio station WNEW, and gigging occasionally with Benny Goodman. On October 6, 1952, Wilson cut eight tracks for the Metronome label in Stockholm, Sweden with excellent support from bassist Yngve Akerberg and a feisty drummer by the name of Jack Noren. In keeping with personal artistic patterns established over his first 20 years of professional musicianship, Wilson concentrated upon jazz standards, breathing new life into each melody. Volume 12 in the Classics Teddy Wilson chronology also contains the excellent recordings Wilson made for the Mercury and Clef labels from December 1952 through early September 1953 under the auspices of producer Norman Granz. At each session, Wilson found himself grouped with his musical peers : bassists John Simmons, Aaron Bell, and Arvell Shaw as well as drummers Buddy Rich, Denzil Best, and J.C. Heard. With ingredients like these, it's no wonder the music came out so well.
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Teddy Wilson
The Chronogical Classics


1 You're Mine You (Green)  2:37
2 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)  2:52
3 Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:04
4 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  3:15
5 Time on My Hands (Youmans)  3:06
6 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  2:42
7 I Can't Get Started (Duke)  2:45
8 Takin' a Chance on Love (Duke)  3:11
9 The One I Love (Jones, Kahn)  2:59
10 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen)  2:16
11 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  3:18
12 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin)  2:59
13 Emaline (Parish, Perkins)  2:36
14 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:08
15 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:12
16 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Kahn)  2:26
17 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin)  2:58
18 Airmail Special (Christian, Goodman, Mundy)  3:19
19 Night and Day (Porter)  2:59
20 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)  3:52
21 East of the Sun (Bowman)  3:08
22 Autumn in New York (Duke)  2:45
23 Isn't It Romantic ? (Hart, Rodgers)  4:08
24 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  3:06


[# 1-8]
Teddy Wilson - p
Yngve Akerberg - b
Jack Norén - dr
Recorded in Stockholm ; October 6, 1952
[# 9-12]

Teddy Wilson - p
John Simmons - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 16, 1952
[# 13-16]
Teddy Wilson - p
Aaron Bell - b
Denzil Best - dr

Recorded in New York ; April 13, 1953
[# 17-20]
Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
J. C. Heard - dr

Recorded in New York ; September 4, 1953
[# 21-24]
Same as above
Recorded in New York ; September 8, 1953


bosshoss said...

I'd love to DL this post, but...
I can't find the password.
Please, help???

alpax said...

Hello Melanchton! Great blog and thank you for the Teddy Wilson chrono.

Melanchthon said...

Nice to see you here, alpax.

Philo said...

Teddy Wilson - Chronological Classics 1952-1953.

These Chronological Classics compilations are great! They gather up and organize material that was issued before the LP album became the standard for music publication.


VeryBlasted said...

thank you for the Teddy Wilson....

neil said...

Many thanks for this Mel.
Was there a Chronological Classics covering 1936-1947 ?

jose arboleda said...


Otis Foster said...

Thanks as always melanchthon. Your site is a trove of good music.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Lightly Salted said...

Hi Melanchthon what is the password to unzip the file?

Melanchthon said...

rev.b said...

Always a pleasure, many thanks

Kovina Kris said...

Thank for another great Teddy Wilson post Mel!