Sunday, August 6, 2017

Teddy Wilson Trio With Jo Jones - Complete Studio Recordings

"After the production of the The Benny Goodman Story in 1955" — remembers Teddy Wilson in his book, Teddy Wilson Talks — "the bulk of my work was playing in public with my trio. My first steady trio had Jo Jones on drums and Gene Ramey on bass. When Jo went off on his own to form his own trio, I got an excellent drummer from Sweden, whose name was Nils-Bertil Dahlander".
Although Jo Jones' tenure with the great swing pianist was short, their association produced more than a few well-remembered concerts. In fact, they produced enough material together to complete no less than four LPs, all of which are included in this collection. All their trio collaborations were recorded in New York [and Chicago ?] during three extended sessions on January 1, 1955 ; March 5, 1956 and September 13, 1956.
The September 20, 1954 studio session that the producers have included here as a bonus at the end of CD 3 is a strange experiment. Instead of the usual piano-bass-drum format, it includes Benny Carter's alto sax in place of the bass, creating an authentic three-star line-up, with each musician enjoying an equal share of solo space. And what can be said about the regular trio sessions ? It's pure magic hearing Teddy and Jo make music together. The pianist is both elegant and contained, but always full of swing.

Source :

Teddy Wilson Trio
Jo Jones
Complete Studio Recordings


Cd. 1

1 Blues for the Oldest Profession (Wilson)  2:59
2 It Had to Be You (Jones, Kahn)  3:09
3 You Took Advantage of Me (Hart, Rodgers)  4:17
4 Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby)  2:42
5 If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro)  2:34
6 Who's Sorry Now ? (Kalmar, Ruby, Snyder)  3:38
7 Birth of the Blues (Brown, DeSylva, Henderson)  2:53
8 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  2:50
9 Moonlight on the Ganges (Myers, Wallace)  3:50
10 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  3:27
11 Hallelujah (Grey, Robin, Youmans)  3:11
12 Get Out of Town (Porter)  3:28
13 Stompin' at the Savoy (Doggett, Goodman, Millinder)  4:12
14 Say It Isn't So (Berlin)  2:44
15 All of Me (Mark, Simons)  3:00
16 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  3:08
17 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:37
18 On the Sunny Side of the Street (Fields, McHugh)  3:20
19 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  2:45
20 As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)  3:10
21 Smile (Heywood)  3:27
22 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  3:15
23 Limhouse Blues (Bradam, Furber)  4:07


Cd. 2

1 Blues for Daryl (Wilson)  3:33
2 You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  3:16
3 I Wanna Be Happy (Chuck Deal)  3:46
4 Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller)  3:33
5 Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf)  4:02
6 Fine and Dandy (Paul James)  3:34
7 Sweet Lorraine (Clifford Burwell)  3:21
8 I've Found a New Baby (Jack Palmer)  3:37
9 It's the Talk of the Town (Jerry Livingston)  3:28
10 Laura (Mercer)  3:33
11 Undecided (Sid Robin)  4:12
12 Time on My Hands (Mack Gordon)  3:52
13 Who Cares (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:29
14 Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:35
15 When You're Smiling (Shay, Fisher, Gershwin)  3:43
16 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:08
17 The World Is Waiting For A Sunrise (Seitz, Lockhart)  3:41
18 I've Got The World On A String (Arlen, Koehler)  3:37


Cd. 3

1 Whispering (Schoenberg, Rose, Coburn)  3:28
2 Poor Butterfly (Hubbell, Goldsen)  3:38
3 Rosetta (Hines, Woode)  4:20
4 Basin Street Blues (Williams)  5:44
5 How Deep Is The Ocean ? (Berlin)  3:57
6 Just One Of Those Things (Porter)  4:39
7 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Rodgers, Hart)  4:05
8 It Don't Mean A Thing (Ellington, Mills)  3:37
9 Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Hart)  3:50
10 June in January (Rainger, Robin)  4:16
11 Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Mercer)  3:38
12 Rosetta (Hines, Woode, Nicholls)  5:38
13 Birth of the Blues (DeSylva, Ballantine, Brown, Henderson)  4:10
14 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  4:03
15 The Moon is Low (Brown, Freed)  4:59
16 This Love of Mine (Sinatra, Parker, Sanicola)  2:56


[Cd. 1, # 1-12] from "For Quiet Lovers" (Verve MG 2029 / reissue of "The Creative Teddy Wilson" Norgran MGN 1019)
Teddy Wilson - p
Milt Hinton - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City ; January 1, 1955
[Cd. 1, # 13-23 & Cd. 2, # 1-2] from "I Got Rhythm" (Verve MG 2073)
Teddy Wilson - p
Gene Ramey - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded at Universal Recording, Chicago ; March 5, 1956
[Cd. 2, # 3-14] from "The impeccable Mr. Wilson" (Verve MGV 8272)
Teddy Wilson - p
Al Lucas - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City ; September 13, 1956.
[Cd. 2, # 15-18 & Cd. 3, # 1-8] from "These Tunes Remind Me Of You" (Verve MGV 8299)
Same personnel and recording dates as the previous set.
[Cd. 3, # 9-16] from "The Benny Carter Trio" (Norgran MGN 1025)
Benny Carter - ts
Teddy Wilson - p
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded in New York ; September 20, 1954


neil said...

Mel, you've excelled yourself! Many, many thanks...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel a great collection

zardoz1984 said...

On the sunny side of music… Teddy & Jo were true poets & their songs of love never fail to enlighten the stormiest monday. Thks as ever, Mel: it's a real gift!

Luis said...

Melanchthon: This is a beautiful set and no less beautiful scans. I thank you for this.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks.

rubberduck said...

many thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jm said...

Will I survive the clash between the enormous meal and the utter tastefulness of Wilson and Jones? I'll work on it. Meanwhile, thank you very much.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks Mel ! Great to see you back !

zoot said...

thanks Mel, you are immortal !

Pee said...

This is a fantastic collection. Thank you for the effort on this, Mel!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel for yet another outstanding share!

doug said...

absolutely sublime stuff Mel thanks a million for making this available

Anonymous said...

Snif Snif... Where is part 4?

Melanchthon said...


j cline said...

Even after the fix, the message is that the "archive is corrupt". Thanks for the post. Maybe it will self-correct with a bit of age? Thanks.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!! No problems with the extraction.

Kovina Kris said...

@j cline - In cases like you've got I've found that re-DLing the post might do it or that the password is wrong. Remember that the PW is all lower case. Just thought I'd throw that out there.