Teddy Wilson In Copenhagen (Live)
- Released: September 18, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Storyville Records
- 1.Honeysuckle Rose - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 2.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 3.I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling / Ain't Misbehavin' - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 4.St Louis Blues - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 5.In a Sentimental Mood / Mood Indigo - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 6.Perdido - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 7.Satin Doll - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 8.Take the a Train - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 9.Body and Soul - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 10.Basin Street Blues - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 11.Avalon - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 12.Moonglow - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 13.I'll Remember April - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 14.Who Cares? - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 15.Someone to Watch Over Me - (with Teddy Wilson)
- 16.S'Wonderful - (with Teddy Wilson)
Personnel: Hugo Rasmussen (bass guitar); Ed Thigpen (drums).
Liner Note Author: The Mike Hennessey Chastet.
Recording information: Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/21/1979).
Photographer: Jan Persson.
Pianist Teddy Wilson began putting out records under his own name in 1934 and soon became internationally famous through his collaborations with Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young. Storyville's 2007 release of a live trio date in Copenhagen Denmark demonstrates Wilson's enduring artistic integrity later in life. On May 21, 1979 -- which would have been Fats Waller's 75th birthday -- 66-year-old Wilson performed with bassist Hugo Rasmussen and drummer Ed Thigpen, opening the set with a series of themes composed or made famous by Waller (tracks one through three). After a spirited six-minute romp through the landscape of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," Wilson concentrated upon melodies by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn for about a quarter of an hour and polished off eight more jazz standards before calling it quits. This is an example of Teddy Wilson on an exceptionally good night, and is highly recommended for listeners of every persuasion. ~ arwulf arwulf
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