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Teddy Wilson: Classic Brunswick & Columbia Sessions 1934-1942 (Mosaic)

Mosaic Records box sets tend to be for collectors and completists; Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-1942 is more like a primer on the jazz pianist once regarded as second only to Art Tatum. No, it doesn’t include the dates with Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday that made Wilson famous. It does, however, … Read More “Teddy Wilson: Classic Brunswick & Columbia Sessions 1934-1942 (Mosaic)”

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Teddy WIlson: Live at the King of France Tavern

As this recording from a long-defunct Maryland venue illustrates, over the course of two brief sets laced with classic pop and jazz tunes, legendary pianist Teddy Wilson was in fine form in 1978. The first set is mostly notable for its Ellington-Strayhorn slant. Compact medleys of “Sophisticated Lady/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “In a Sentimental … Read More “Teddy WIlson: Live at the King of France Tavern”

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