Sunday, July 23, 2017

Teddy Wilson - The Complete All-Star Sextette & V-Disc Sessions

Teddy Wilson was the definitive swing pianist, an influential stylist still best known for his association with Benny Goodman ; however, Wilson had a long career after his years with Goodman. This CD mostly features him with his brilliant sextet of 1944-1945 which also includes trumpeter Charlie Shavers and vibraphonist Red Norvo playing concise versions of swing standards. Much of this music had previously been issued but never as complete as on this worthy set. Also here are three Wilson performances from a V-Disc session that features trumpeter Joe Thomas and clarinetist Edmund Hall and two other numbers in which the pianist is backed by a radio orchestra.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Teddy Wilson
Central Avenue Blues
The Complete All-Star Sextette
V-Disc Sessions


1 How High the Moon, Pt. 1 [V-Disc version] (Hamilton, Lewis)  4:12
2 Russian Lullaby [incompl. alt. take] (Berlin)  4:33
3 Russian Lullaby [master take] (Berlin)  4:37
4 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton)  2:45
5 How High the Moon, Pt. 2 (Hamilton, Lewis)  3:14
6 I Surrender, Dear (Barris, Clifford)  2:54
7 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb)  2:22
8 Whispering (Coburn, Fisher, Rose, Schoenberger)  2:05
9 I Know That You Know (Caldwell, Youmans)  1:49
10 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds)  2:47
11 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams, Williams)  2:15
12 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  2:47
13 China Boy (Boutelje, Winfree)  2:09
14 Talk of the Town (Hynde, Livingston, Neiburg, Symes)  3:15
15 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Snyder, Wheeler)  2:26
16 Dinah (Akst, Lewis, Young)  2:47
17 Undecided (Robin, Shavers)  2:23
18 Speculation (Norvo, Wilson)  3:05
19 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  2:28
20 Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton, Robin, Robin)  2:22
21 Central Avenue Blues (Wilson)  2:38
22 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  3:15
23 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Snyder, Wheeler)  2:32
24 I Want to Be Happy (Caesar, Youmans)  1:36


[# 1-3] V-Disc Session
Joe Thomas - tp
Benny Morton - tb
Edmond Hall - cl
Teddy Wilson - p
Johnny Williams - b
Sid Catlett - dr
Recorded in New York City ; August 13, 1943
[# 4-21] The All-Star Sextette
Charlie Shavers - tp
Red Norvo - vb
Teddy Wilson - p
Remo Palmieri - g
Al Hall - b
Specs Powell - dr
Recorded in New York City ; probably November 1944 and/or May 1945
[# 22]
Teddy Wilson - p
Paul Baron Orchestra
Recorded Summer to Fall, 1944
[# 23 & 24] Unidentified broadcast
Teddy Wilson - p
Radio orchestra, probably including Buck Clayton (other speculative personnel listed in text)
Recorded circa '40s


AmyBRAINS said...

I love Teddy Wilson' Piano.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

danair said...

Thanks from me also for this one Mel.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

deGallo said...

Thank you and we get to hear Remo Palmieri too. Nice!

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Terry said...

Thanks so much for these Teddy Wilson treasures. The first 3 tracks alone are worth the price of admission.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel like the others much appreciated

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon.
Teddy is a classic and this is an enormous gift from you, my friend!

david said...

The so elegant Teddy Wilson. Thanks a lot !

Philo said...

Yet another wonderful jazz obscurity! I'm really enjoying this music. Thanks Mel.

zoot said...

Palmieri yes indeed. many thanks mel.

jazzcat1228 said...

Great share and new to me as well. Thank you, Mel!

FrankDell said...

Merci, Mel. Always room for a little more Teddy Wilson.

Andrzej said...

Thanks for the blog! On Chronological Classics, Teddy Wilson - 1942-1945 {CC, 908}, are 3. tracks: China Boy (V-Disc rejected), Undecided (V-Disc rejected), Stompin At The Savoy (V-Disc 595, matrix VP-1636); New York, c. November 1944.

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

duck said...

More excellent music, again many thanks

Brush&Stick said...

Great groups, thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

rm said...

merci beaucoup

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

jazzandylan said...

Many thanks!

Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Fantastic!! Thanks Mel

Jazz Padd said...

Thanks, lovely vintage Remo Palmier. Had the good fortune of studying with him in NYC in the '90s. Wonderful guitarist and teacher.

hepcat said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

lex said...

Thank you very much, wonderful album with great musicians!

Dante A. said...

Thanks for Re-UP

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

neil said...

Welcome back, mel; missed this first time around, so many, many thanks...