Teddy Wilson Teddy Wilson and His All Stars
- Released: May 21, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Chiaroscuro Records
JazzTimes - 10/96, p.111"...probably the last [date] by Teddy Wilson as leader of a small group. Jazz producers have fallen into a sheepish habit of recording him in trios, although he had long before proved exceptionally able in working with several horns..."
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Personnel includes: Teddy Wison, Sweets Edison, Vic Dickenson, Bob Wilber.
Recorded in 1976.
This 1976 recording of the great swing pianist Teddy Wilson is one of the best of his later period. It's packed with fine versions of tunes such as "So Beats My Heart for You," "Lonesome and Sorry," "June Night," and a sultry revamping of Wilson's own classic, "Blues in C Sharp," renamed "Blues in D Flat."
Throughout his life, Wilson kept the jazz music of his youth alive, never really changing his style to accommodate newer trends in jazz. Here the members of his band similarly reflect older jazz traditions in their performances. Bob Wilber recalls Benny Goodman in his clarinet solos, and Harry "Sweets" Edison, one of the inventors of the swing trumpet style, stays true to his roots. The last track includes invaluable commentary from Wilber, who talks at length about this session and the musicians who play on it.
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