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Tag: Teddy Wilson

Saturday, 11/24/12

Happy 100th Birthday, Teddy!

Teddy Wilson, pianist, November 24, 1912-July 31, 1986

“Rosetta,” 1934


“Body and Soul,” with the Benny Goodman Trio (BG, clarinet; TW, piano; Gene Krupa, drums), 1935


“Foolin’ Myself,” Teddy Wilson Orchestra (TW, piano; Billie Holiday, vocals; Lester Young, tenor saxophone; Freddie Green, guitar; Jo Jones, drums, et al.), 1937




WKCR-FM’s celebration of his centennial, which I mentioned the other day, runs through midnight Sunday.


musical thoughts

John Cage (whose centennial we recently celebrated), Conlon Nancarrow (ditto), Teddy Wilson—they’d make a helluva band.

Thursday, 11/22/12


Maurice Ravel, Jeux d’eau (1901)

Martha Argerich, live (1977)


Alfred Cortot, recording (1920)




After finishing, at midnight, their 24-hour Coleman Hawkins birthday celebration, the indefatigable folks at WKCR-FM didn’t rest for even a minute. Instead they embarked on a 4-day, 96-hour celebration of pianist Teddy Wilson’s centennial.


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Monday, 4/4/11

Feeling glum?

Not for long.

Albert Ammons, Lena Horne, Pete Johnson, Teddy Wilson
Boogie-Woogie Dream

Part 1

Vodpod videos no longer available.


Part 2

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Tuesday, 2/23/10

Innovation has its place. But sometimes you just want heart.

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) with Teddy Wilson (piano), “Old Folks,” live, Denmark (Copenhagen), 1970

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