Garland Wilson

1931-1938

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With the exception of five songs cut in 1951, this CD has every recording from the sessions led by Garland Wilson. The excellent swing pianist (who was influenced a bit by Earl Hines) is at his best on slower to medium material, for on the faster performances his ideas run a bit thin. On two numbers Wilson accompanies actress Nina Mae McKinney and two others are spirited duets with violinist Michel Warlop; the remaining 20 selections are all piano solos. This formerly rare music should be enjoyed by fans of swing piano.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:34
2 4:29
3 3:05
4 3:20
5 2:47
6 3:00
7 2:49
8 3:13
9 3:23
10 3:06
11 3:18
12 3:20
13 3:08
14 3:07
15 3:05
16 3:04
17 3:04
18 3:05
19 3:07
20 2:59
21 3:00
22 3:05
23 3:00
24 3:09
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