Saturday, August 27, 2016

Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening

Intimate listening from pianist Teddy Wilson, but surprisingly lively listening too — as Teddy's as fleet on the keys as ever, and maybe even more so in this well-recorded session from the 50s ! The record's got a great Verve vibe — simple, unadorned presentation of the Teddy Wilson genius at its mature height — with bass and drums to help bring in a gentle bit of rhythm, but Teddy handling most of the energy himself with an amazing command of the keyboard that really transforms these familiar tunes. The approach is like Erroll Garner at his best from the time — subtle magic from simple sources — but Teddy's lighter, and more lyrical too — especially on his flourishes on the keys...
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Teddy Wilson
Intimate Listening


1 The One I Love (Kahn, Jones)  3:00
2 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen)  2:18
3 Tea for Two (Youmans, Caesar)  3:19
4 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:01
5 Emaline (Parish, Perkins)  2:37
6 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:10
7 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:13
8 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn)  2:27
9 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:01
10 Airmail Special (Goodman, Mundy, Christian)  3:22
11 Night and Day (Porter)  3:02
12 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)  3:55
13 East of the Sun (Bowman)  3:11
14 Autumn in New York (Duke)  2:48
15 Isn't It Romantic ? (Rodgers, Hart)  4:12
16 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  3:09


[# 1-4]
Teddy Wilson - p
John Simmons - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 16, 1952
[# 5-8]
Teddy Wilson - p
Aaron Bell - b
Denzil Best - dr
Recorded in New York ; April 13, 1953
[# 9-12]
Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
J. C. Heard - dr
Recorded in New York ; September 4, 1953
[# 13-16]
Same as above
Recorded in New York ; September 8, 1953


Melanchthon said...

theblueamos said...

Big thanks from Jerusalem.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

deGallo said...

Really nice!! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Chesco said...

Big thanks from Barcelona.


Prof. Yaffle said...

Wonderful! Many thanks

sandor essedy said...

thanks for it.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jorge del Parque said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon

Kovina Kris said...

This one looks great. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You