Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra

1939

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This CD has quite a bit of variety. Teddy Wilson is featured on four of his better piano solos, backs Billie Holiday on one session (which resulted in superior versions of "More Than You Know" and "Sugar," and has some fine solo space for altoist Benny Carter and trumpeter Roy Eldridge) and is heard on 13 selections with his new (and unfortunately short-lived) big band. The Teddy Wilson Orchestra was impeccable, tasteful and swinging (just like its leader) but, despite the presence of such soloists as trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, it never really stood a chance in the competitive swing world of 1939; the orchestra would only record eight additional titles. However the music on this CD is quite enjoyable and not as common as most of the recordings reissued by the Classics label.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:13
2
feat: Teddy Wilson
1:47
3
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:58
4
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:48
5
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:06
6
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:00
7
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:04
8
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:45
9
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:21
10
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:07
11
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:22
12
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:24
13
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:56
14
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:46
15
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:57
16
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:48
17
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:55
18
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:00
19
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:58
20
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:36
21
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:15
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