Teddy Wilson Trio – Revisiting The Goodman Years (1982/2017)
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Teddy Wilson bears the proud title of jazz musician pure and simple and that is why the music in this record is of such high standard. By the time he joined Benny Goodman (at age 23 in 1935) Wilson had mastered aesthetic perfection and has allowed pure music to speak for him ever since.
“‘whatever elegance means, Teddy Wilson is it!” these words by Benny Goodman and the Jazz text books that have typecast his individuality with words like ‘urbane’ ‘polished’, ‘poised’ or ‘impeccable’ designate his royal place in the hierarchy of great jazz pianists. Teddy Wilson’s originality has surmounted every trend, both as soloist and as a catalyst for all the greatest musicians of this era. Wilson is elegant, he is never bland. His subtlety never neglects intensity. And his sense of poise never interferes with his sound of surprise. Teddy Wilson – like very few others in jazz – is most of all, a pure musician.
Teddy Wilson, age 67 at the time of these trio sides, was predictably excellent throughout his long career, never recording a dull or indifferent record. In fact, more than just about any jazz musician, his style remained immune to outside influences ever since the swing era, so do not look for any McCoy Tyner or Bill Evans chord voicings on this LP. Wilson, along with bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Ed Thigpen, plays a dozen songs that he had performed with Benny Goodman during the 1935-38 period. Fun and swinging music.
01 – ‘S Wonderful!
02 – Someday Sweetheart
03 – The Sheik of Araby
04 – More Than You Know
05 – Nobody’s Sweetheart
06 – Rose Room
07 – China Boy
08 – Sweet Sue
09 – Moonglow
10 – Exactly Like You
11 – Sweet Lorraine
12 – Whispering
Produced by Karl Emil Knudsen. Engineered by Hans Nielsen.
Recorded on June 15, 1980 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Teddy Wilson – piano
Jesper Lundgard – bass
Ed Thigpen – drums
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