TEDDY WILSON TRANSCRIPTIONS


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Birth name: Teddy Wilson or Theodore Shaw Wilson
Born: November 24, 1912
Died: July 31, 1986 (aged 73)
Origin: USA, Austin, Texas



Teddy Wilson was the definitive swing pianist, a solid and impeccable soloist whose smooth and steady style was more accessible to the general public than Earl Hines or Art Tatum. Teddy Wilson picked up early experience playing with Speed Webb in 1929 and appearing on some Louis Armstrong recordings in 1933. Discovered by John Hammond, Willie joined Benny Carter's band and recorded with the Chocolate Dandies later that year. In 1935, he began leading a series of classic small-group recordings with swing all-stars which on many occasions featured Billie Holiday. That was also the year that an informal jam session with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa resulted in the formation of the Benny Goodman Trio (Lionel Hampton made the group a quartet the following year). Although he was a special added attraction rather than a regular member of the orchestra, Wilson's public appearances with Goodman broke important ground in the long struggle against segregation. Between Teddy Wilson own dates, many recordings with Benny Goodman's small groups and a series of piano solos, Teddy Wilson recorded a large number of gems during the second half of the 1930s. He left B.G. in 1939 to form his own big band but, despite some fine records, it folded in 1940. Teddy Wilson led a sextet at Cafe Society during 1940-1944, taught music at Juilliard during the summers of 1945-1952, appeared on radio shows, and recorded regularly with a trio, as a soloist and with pick-up groups in addition to having occasional reunions with Goodman. Teddy Wilson's style never changed, and he played very similar in 1985 to how he sounded in 1935; no matter, the enthusiasm and solid sense of swing were present up until the end.

Similar piano musician: Art Tatum, Earl Hines, Erroll Garner, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Jess Stacy, Mel Powell, Oscar Peterson and Stephanie Trick

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Teddy Wilson - A Ghost Of a Chance, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - Afternoon Blues, from album: Solo Teddy Wilson Big Band

Teddy Wilson - Ain't Misbehavin', from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1946

Teddy Wilson - Alice Blue Gown, from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1938

Teddy Wilson - Almost Blues, from album: Solo Teddy Wilson Big Band

Teddy Wilson - As Time Goes By, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - Body And Soul vers.1, from album: Stomping At The Savoy, 1969

Teddy Wilson - Body And Soul vers.2, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - Cheek To Cheek vers.1, from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1946

Teddy Wilson - Cheek To Cheek vers.2, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - Exactly Like You, from album: Revisits The Goodman Years 2005

Teddy Wilson - I Can't Get Started With You vers.1, from album: Stomping At The Savoy, 1969

Teddy Wilson - I Can't Get Started With You vers.2, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - I Wished On The Moon, from album: With Billie In Mind, 1972

Teddy Wilson - I'm Yours, from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1946

Teddy Wilson - Lil' Darlin', from album: Alone, 1995

Teddy Wilson - Love is The Sweetest Thing, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - Lullaby Of Birdland, from album: The Greatest Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - Minute Steak, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - Moonglow vers.1, from album: Revisits The Goodman Years, 2005

Teddy Wilson - Moonglow vers.2, from album: Easy Living, 1967

Teddy Wilson - Moonglow vers.3, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - My Blue Heaven, from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1938

Teddy Wilson - My Silent Love, from album: The Greates Jazz Piano, 1983

Teddy Wilson - One O'clock jump, from album: Alone, 1995

Teddy Wilson - Rosetta, from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1934-1935

Teddy Wilson - Stompin' At The Savoy, from album: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, 1978

Teddy Wilson - The Little Things That Mean So Much, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You), from album: Chronological Classics - Collection, 1942-1945

Teddy Wilson - Tuesday Jump, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - Twilight Blue, from album: Solo Piano, 1997

Teddy Wilson - You're My Favorite Memory, from album: Solo Piano, 1997



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