Sunday, August 13, 2017

Teddy Wilson - The Complete Associated Transcriptions (1944)

The music on this 1997 CD was previously released as part of a couple of Jazz Archives LPs in the '70s. In mid 1944, the Teddy Wilson sextet consisted of the pianist, trumpeter Emmett Berry, trombonist Benny Morton, clarinetist Edmond Hall, bassist Slam Stewart and drummer Sid Catlett. These 15 selections (recorded as radio transcriptions with many of the performances clocking in between four and five minutes) are high quality, late period swing with no hints of bebop. Berry, in particular, is in top form (it is a pity that no one would ever think of having him lead his own session), Hall really came into his own during this era and the group alternates tight ensembles with spontaneous solos. Most of the tunes performed are swing standards, other than three Wilson originals : "A Touch of Boogie Woogie," "B-Flat Swing" and "You're My Favorite Memory." Enjoyable music.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Teddy Wilson
The Complete Associated


1 Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton, Robin)  4:53
2 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  3:08
3 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:14
4 A Touch of Boogie (Heard, Wilson)  4:47
5 B-Flat Swing (Wilson)  4:52
6 Don't Be That Way (Goodman, Parish, Sampson)  3:39
7 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller)  3:44
8 Mop Mop (Heard, Wilson)  4:55
9 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:01
10 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams)  4:11
11 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:30
12 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  4:23
13 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb)  3:49
14 You're My Favorite Memory (Johnson, Wilson)  3:22
15 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Snyder, Wheeler)  4:57


Teddy Wilson - p
Emmett Berry - tp
Benny Morton - tb
Edmund Hall - cl
Slam Stewart - b
Big Sid Catlett - dr

Recorded in New York City : June 15, 1944


Luis said...

Thanks melanchthon. Great post.

zoot said...

many thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Great Teddy Wilson!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Tibau said...

The great Teddy.
Thanks a lot Mel

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

Eric said...

Teddy Wilson, as classy as it gets. You make me happy!!!

zero said...

Thanks very much.

Luis 'Osby' said...

Many thanks, Mel.
Your blog is fantastic!!!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

Brush&Stick said...

Outstanding band, especially with the great Sid Catlett! Many thanks!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

jm said...

This will be a superb treat: wonderful old verities. Thank you so much.

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel!

sandor essedy said...

thanks for the re-up.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

Melanchthon said...

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jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

lex said...

Thank you very much!