Teddy Wilson

The Complete Verve Recordings of the Teddy Wilson Trio

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By 1952, Teddy Wilson's flawless swing style had already been fully formed for at least 17 years, and it would not change at all during the remaining three decades of his life. Wilson's performances were predictably excellent, but predictable nonetheless. This limited-edition five-CD set has all of the pianist's Verve trio recordings, which includes six-and-a-half former LPs (the half was an appearance at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival), a set only released previously in Japan, and a live date that had never come out before. Wilson is teamed with bassists John Simmons, Aaron Bell, Arvell Shaw, Milt Hinton, Geme Ramey, and Al Lucas; and Buddy Rich, Denzil Best, J.C. Heard, Stick Evans, Jo Jones, Specs Powell, Roy Burnes, and Bert Dahlander in the drum slot. A version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" from the Newport Festival adds baritonist Gerry Mulligan. No real surprises occur, and the music, although quite pleasing, is best heard in small doses.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:56 Amazon
2 02:13 Amazon
3 03:15 Amazon
4 02:57 Amazon
5 02:32 Amazon
6 03:05 Amazon
7 03:08 Amazon
8 02:22 Amazon
9 02:54 Amazon
10 03:16 Amazon
11 02:55 Amazon
12 03:48 Amazon
13 03:04 Amazon
14 02:41 Amazon
15 04:05 Amazon
16 03:05 Amazon
17 02:54 Amazon
18 02:24 Amazon
19 04:58 Amazon
20 02:56 Amazon
21 02:57 Amazon
22 03:05 Amazon
23 03:30 Amazon
24 02:55 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:55 Amazon
2 03:10 Amazon
3 04:15 Amazon
4 02:38 Amazon
5 02:33 Amazon
6 03:32 Amazon
7 02:48 Amazon
8 02:45 Amazon
9 03:44 Amazon
10 03:20 Amazon
11 03:05 Amazon
12 03:28 Amazon
13 04:06 Amazon
14 02:39 Amazon
15 02:55 Amazon
16 03:03 Amazon
17 03:32 Amazon
18 03:15 Amazon
19 02:39 Amazon
20 03:05 Amazon
21 03:22 Amazon
22 03:11 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:01 Amazon
2 03:29 Amazon
3 03:13 Amazon
4 03:42 Amazon
5 03:28 Amazon
6 03:57 Amazon
7 03:29 Amazon
8 03:16 Amazon
9 03:32 Amazon
10 03:23 Amazon
11 03:29 Amazon
12 04:08 Amazon
13 03:47 Amazon
14 03:24 Amazon
15 03:33 Amazon
16 03:40 Amazon
17 04:04 Amazon
18 03:37 Amazon
19 03:34 Amazon
20 03:27 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:34 Amazon
2 04:17 Amazon
3 05:40 Amazon
4 03:54 Amazon
5 04:35 Amazon
6 04:02 Amazon
7 03:34 Amazon
8 02:34 Amazon
9 03:02 Amazon
10 03:56 Amazon
11 03:58 Amazon
12 04:07 Amazon
13 02:45 Amazon
14 02:47 Amazon
15 02:50 Amazon
16 02:44 Amazon
17 02:43 Amazon
18 04:30 Amazon
19 02:46 Amazon
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