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TEDDY WILSON

Teddy Wilson is not only remembered as one of the greatest jazz pianists in history but as one of the first blacks to become a member of a white band. When he joined Benny Goodman in 1935, he played not only with the big band but also in a trio with Goodman and drummer Gene Krupa. The small group recordings were exceedingly well received and a year later vibraphonist Lionel Hampton made it a quartet. Wilson also arranged small group sessions with Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, and, most famously, Billie Holiday with whom he took jazz in a new direction. Their collaboration represents some of Holiday’s best work.

Wilson studied piano and violin at Tuskegee Institute, and his playing was characterized as elegant, dexterous, imaginative, and swinging. He had played in other bands before joining Goodman and made a name for himself with Benny Carter’s Chocolate Dandies.

Wilson left Goodman in 1939 to lead his own large and small groups before settling into a predominately solo career and teaching at Julliard. Poised and refined, he appeared several times in films including Hollywood Hotel (1938) and The Benny Goodman Story (1955). Wilson reunited with Goodman in 1944–45 for The Seven Lively Arts show.

-- Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Role: Non-Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GIANTS OF JAZZ Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120756-57
Jazz
HAWKINS, Coleman: Bean At The Met (1943-1945) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120744
Jazz
HAWKINS, Coleman: Body and Soul (1933-1949) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120532
Jazz
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
WEBSTER, Ben: Music for Loving (1954) Naxos Jazz Archives
9.81158JZ
Jazz
WEBSTER, Ben: Music with Feeling…Ben Webster with Strings Naxos Jazz Archives
9.81155JZ
Jazz
WILSON, Teddy: Blues in C-Sharp Minor (1935-1937) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120665
Jazz
WILSON, Teddy: I Want to Be Happy (1944-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120538
Jazz

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
HAMPTON, Lionel: In The Mood For Swing (1937-1940) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120621
Jazz
WILSON, Teddy: Blues in C-Sharp Minor (1935-1937) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120665
Jazz
WILSON, Teddy: I Want to Be Happy (1944-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120538
Jazz

Role: Conductor 
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