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Solo Big Band [Box] *


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Little Things That Mean So Much
    2. I Know That You Know
    3. Stairway to the Stars
    4. Exactly Like You
    5. Man I Love, The
    6. Booly-Ja-Ja
    7. Back to Back
    8. Body and Soul
    9. Lonesome Road
    10. Dear Old Southland
    11. Little Things That Mean So Much
    12. Ghost of a Chance, A
    13. Sunday
    14. More Than You Know
    15. Summer's End
    16. Goin' Home Blues
    17. Minute Steak
    18. Sugar
    19. At Sundown
    20. Tuesday Jump
    21. Moon Is Low, The
    22. Afternoon Blues
    23. Little Things That Mean So Much
    24. You're My Favorite Memory
    25. Rhythmatics
    26. Almost Blues
    27. Tempo Positioned
    28. Out of Nowhere
    29. Night and Day
    30. Oh! Lady Be Good
    31. Jumpin' Off
    0. DISC 2:
    1. You Will Be Sorry
    2. Chinatown, My Chinatown
    3. Twilight Blue
    4. Love Is the Sweetest Thing
    5. Rose Room
    6. Why Shouldn't I
    7. Flying Home
    8. Indiana
    9. Embraceable You
    10. Touch of Boogie Woogie, A
    11. B-Flat Swing
    12. Don't Be That Way
    13. Honeysuckle Rose
    14. Mop Mop
    15. I've Got Rhythm
    16. Rose Room
    17. Oh! Lady Be Good
    18. Way You Look Tonight, The
    19. Stompin' at the Savoy
    20. You're My Favorite Memory
    21. Sheik of Araby, The
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Love
    2. Strollin'
    3. Flying Home
    4. King Porter Stomp
    5. Serenata/When Your Lover Has Gone/Avalon
    6. Summertime
    7. You Can Depend on Me
    8. I Ain't Got Nobody
    9. All of Me
    10. Liza
    11. Sweet Lorraine/Body and Soul/I've Got the World on a String/April in Paris
    12. Runnin' Wild
    13. Basin Street Blues
    14. Flying Home
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Sweet Georgia Brown
    2. Dinah
    3. Body and Soul
    4. I Know That You Know
    5. I'm Confessin'
    6. Whispering
    7. It's the Talk of the Town
    8. Speculation
    9. China Boy
    10. Theme: Sunny Morning
    11. Bye, Bye Blues
    12. My Man [Take 1]
    13. Lover Come Back to Me [Take 2]
    14. How High the Moon/Theme: Sunny Morning [Takes 1 and 2]
    15. Theme: Sunny Morning
    16. Nobody's Sweetheart
    17. Blues for Trombone [Take 1]
    18. I Would Do Most Anything for You [Take 2]
    19. Runnin' Wild
    20. I Never Knew/Theme: Sunny Morning [Takes 1 and 2]
    21. Theme/Theme: Sunny Morning/Runnin' Wild
    22. Tenderly
    23. Just One of Those Things
    24. Moon Glow
    25. Autumn in New York
    26. All of Me
    27. Tea for Two/Theme
    0. DISC 5:
    1. After You've Gone
    2. Memories of You
    3. China Boy
    4. Whispering
    5. Body and Soul
    6. One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, The
    7. Poor Butterfly
    8. Runnin' Wild
    9. Flying Home
    10. I've Got the World on a String
    11. Just One of Those Things
    12. Stomping at the Savoy
    13. Air Mail Special
    14. Basin Street Blues
    15. I've Got Rhythm
    16. Liza
    17. It Had to Be You
    18. Someone to Watch Over Me
    19. Three Little Words
    20. Tea for Two
    21. Avalon
    22. You're Driving Me Crazy
    0. DISC 6:
    1. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
    3. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling/Ain't Misbehavin'
    4. St. Louis Blues
    5. In a Sentimental Mood/Mood Indigo
    6. Perdido
    7. Satin Doll
    8. Take the "A" Train
    9. Body and Soul
    10. Basin Street Blues
    11. Avalon
    12. Moon Glow
    13. I'll Remember April
    14. Who Cares
    15. Someone to Watch Over Me
    16. S'Wonderful
    0. DISC 7:
    1. S'Wonderful
    2. Someday Sweetheart
    3. Sheik of Araby, The
    4. More Than You Know
    5. Nobody's Sweetheart
    6. Rose Room
    7. China Boy
    8. Sweet Sue
    9. Moon Glow
    10. Exactly Like You
    11. Sweet Lorraine
    12. Whispering
    13. How High the Moon
    14. Keeping Out of Mischief Now
    15. Don't Be That Way
    16. Somebody Loves Me
    17. St. Louis Blues
    18. I'll Remember April
    0. DISC 8:
    1. Shiny Stockings
    2. Undecided
    3. Like Someone in Love
    4. Imagination
    5. I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You
    6. Fools Rush In
    7. Tea for Two/Wilson Talks
    8. Body and Soul/Wilson Talks
    9. After You've Gone
    10. I Can't Get Started/Moon Glow
    11. Sweet Georgia Brown/Wilson Talks
    12. Shiny Stockings
    13. Li'l Darling
    14. One O'Clock Jump/Wilson Talks
    15. It Ain't Necessarily So/Bess, You Is My Woman Now/Summertime
    16. But Not for Me/Wilson Talks
    17. Sophisticated Lady
    18. Duke Ellington Medley: In a Sentimental Mood/It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
    19. Billy Strayhorn Medley/Wilson Talks: Lush Life/Take the "A" Train
    0. DISC 9:
    1. [Untitled]
    2. My New Gown
    3. Boogie Woogie Dream
    4. Unlucky Woman
    5. Friday Dream
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 86072

  • Credits
    ProducerAnders Stefansen
    EngineerJorgen Vad

    Liner Note Author: Brian Priestley.
    Recording information: Basin Street Club, NY (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Caf Society, NY (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Cameo Club, New York (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); CBS Studios, New York, NY (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Embers, NY (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); London House, Chicago, IL (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); New York (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Studio 39, Copenhagen (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (02/05/1956-07/12/1959); Basin Street Club, NY (05/21/1979); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (05/21/1979); Caf Society, NY (05/21/1979); Cameo Club, New York (05/21/1979); CBS Studios, New York, NY (05/21/1979); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (05/21/1979); Embers, NY (05/21/1979); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (05/21/1979); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (05/21/1979); London House, Chicago, IL (05/21/1979); New York (05/21/1979); Studio 39, Copenhagen (05/21/1979); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (05/21/1979); Basin Street Club, NY (05/30/1983); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (05/30/1983); Caf Society, NY (05/30/1983); Cameo Club, New York (05/30/1983); CBS Studios, New York, NY (05/30/1983); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (05/30/1983); Embers, NY (05/30/1983); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (05/30/1983); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (05/30/1983); London House, Chicago, IL (05/30/1983); New York (05/30/1983); Studio 39, Copenhagen (05/30/1983); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (05/30/1983); Basin Street Club, NY (06/16/1980); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (06/16/1980); Caf Society, NY (06/16/1980); Cameo Club, New York (06/16/1980); CBS Studios, New York, NY (06/16/1980); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (06/16/1980); Embers, NY (06/16/1980); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (06/16/1980); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (06/16/1980); London House, Chicago, IL (06/16/1980); New York (06/16/1980); Studio 39, Copenhagen (06/16/1980); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (06/16/1980); Basin Street Club, NY (08/10/1939); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (08/10/1939); Caf Society, NY (08/10/1939); Cameo Club, New York (08/10/1939); CBS Studios, New York, NY (08/10/1939); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (08/10/1939); Embers, NY (08/10/1939); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (08/10/1939); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (08/10/1939); London House, Chicago, IL (08/10/1939); New York (08/10/1939); Studio 39, Copenhagen (08/10/1939); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (08/10/1939); Basin Street Club, NY (12/06/1968); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (12/06/1968); Caf Society, NY (12/06/1968); Cameo Club, New York (12/06/1968); CBS Studios, New York, NY (12/06/1968); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (12/06/1968); Embers, NY (12/06/1968); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (12/06/1968); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (12/06/1968); London House, Chicago, IL (12/06/1968); New York (12/06/1968); Studio 39, Copenhagen (12/06/1968); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (12/06/1968); Basin Street Club, NY (12/29/1956); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (12/29/1956); Caf Society, NY (12/29/1956); Cameo Club, New York (12/29/1956); CBS Studios, New York, NY (12/29/1956); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (12/29/1956); Embers, NY (12/29/1956); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (12/29/1956); Jersie Forsamlingshus, Jersie (12/29/1956); London House, Chicago, IL (12/29/1956); New York (12/29/1956); Studio 39, Copenhagen (12/29/1956); Wolf Trap, Washington D.C. (12/29/1956); Basin Street Club, NY (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Benny Klein's Steakhouse, Ohio (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Caf Society, NY (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Cameo Club, New York (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); CBS Studios, New York, NY (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Danish Radio, Copenhagen (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Embers, NY (12/31/1953-??/??/1954); Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen (12/31/1953-??/??/1954).
    Photographers: Duncan P. Schiedt; Gorm Valentin.
    This massive box set collects a wide range of recordings by Teddy Wilson, from early radio transcriptions and broadcasts to sessions the pianist made late in his life for Storyville. Wilson, who left Benny Goodman in 1939 to launch his own ill-fated big band, never achieved commercial success with a large ensemble, though he produced plenty of enjoyable music. The band lacked the showmanship of its competition and Wilson was always a rather low-key leader on-stage, though he features trumpeter Shorty Baker and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster to good effect. The sextet session from 1944 includes most of his regular group at the time, with Emmett Berry, Bennie Morton, Edmond Hall, and Sid Catlett, plus Slam Stewart taking over on bass. Wilson is at his best in trio and solo sessions, though he was not one to give a lot of solo space to his sidemen. While Wilson's style didn't evolve significantly away from his brand of elegant swing, he was a consummate entertainer throughout his career, especially in the 1983 nightclub trio date, where he makes frequent remarks about the background of songs to his audience. An added bonus is a brief DVD of a 13-minute 1940s one-reeler, The Boogie Woogie Dream. Its theme centers around Lena Horne and boogie-woogie pianists Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons cleaning a nightclub after Wilson's set, dreaming of becoming professional musicians. As a result, Wilson's role is rather minor compared to the others, and while the plot is dated and somewhat insulting, the music is enjoyable, especially the boogie-woogie duets featuring Johnson and Ammons. Even if Teddy Wilson fans have many of the individual discs that make up this set, they will find it to be an essential purchase. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n interesting career retrospective....There is an intimate civility to his touch that generates a serene relaxation..."
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