Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Touch of Teddy Wilson

When the album The Touch of Teddy Wilson was made in 1957, Wilson was already a big Jazz star, with a long career behind him. He had been a member of the celebrated Benny Goodman trio/quartet, the musical conductor of numerous small group studio sessions with stars like Billie Holiday, Lester Young and Ben Webster, and a prolific concert and recording artist in many other formats. Many of Teddy Wilson's best remembered recordings, however, are in the trio format. This is the case with The Touch of Teddy Wilson, the first trio album he made after his long 1956 studio sessions with drummer Jo Jones, who had departed the group shortly before.

Source :

Teddy Wilson
Touch of Teddy Wilson
Newport Jazz Festival


1 Avalon (Desylva, Jolson, Rose)  2:38
2 Little Things That Mean So Much (Adamson, Wilson)  3:05
3 'S Wonderful (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:00
4 Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:02
5 Jeepers Creepers (Mercer, Warren)  4:11
6 If You Are But a Dream (Bonx, Fulton, Jaffe)  2:50
7 Bye Bye Blues (Bennett, Gray, Hamm, Lown)  2:51
8 Sunny Morning (Wilson)  2:54
9 Talking to the Moon (Baskette, Little)  2:47
10 Dream House (Cowan)  2:47
11 Sometimes I'm Happy (Grey, Robin, Youman)  4:34
12 That Old Feeling (Brown, Fain)  2:47
13 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Sampson, Webb)  4:00
14 Air Mail Special (Christian, Goodman, Mundy)  3:49
15 Basin Street Blues (Williams)  5:09
16 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:21
17 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  6:00


[# 1-12] The Touch of Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
Roy Burns - dr
Recorded at Fine Sound Studio, New York ; August 12, 1957
[# 13-17] Bonus Tracks
Teddy Wilson - p
Milt Hinton - b
Specs Powell - dr
Gerry Mulligan - bs [# 17 only]
Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I. ; July 6, 1957


Gepetto said...

Too marvelous for words !
And you new blog presentation is wonderful
Many Thanks Santa Claus !

Bill said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year and special thanks for the Teddy Wilson

Philo said...

The Touch of Teddy Wilson

It's always nice to hear some well-recorded Teddy Wilson.

He had an amazing ability to play a combination of rhythm & counterpoint in his left hand to accompany the dominant line played by the right.

Beautiful & complex, while appearing simple to the casual listener.

SoandSo said...

Thank You very much!
Btw, the last track is couple of seconds long (instead of 6:00)...

Adrian said...

Please check the last track wich is only 11 seconds long instead of six minutes.
Thank you.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

adakun said...

Gracias Mel.

Mike said...

Who can resist such a treat? Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Great music, thanks so much dear MM.

hepcat said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

My Teddy Wilson section has gone from minimal to "wow" because of your wondeful posts. Thank you so much!