Teddy Wilson - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 61:

Of course, I was a Billie Holiday fan, too. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie, Beverly White, Mildred Bailey— they were my favorite singers of those days. But I'm more instrumentally oriented. I'd actually rather listen to [saxophonist] Benny Carter than Billie. I liked to hear Ben Webster play his tenor, and Roy Eldridge, trumpet, and [saxophonist] Lester Young—he did an awful lot for that band. See, those records are unique because every one of those men became a household word in the jazz world, though in those days we were all unknown, except for Johnny Hodges with Duke, and Benny …   more >>

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Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431073951326 accessed: 12 June, 2024


Teddy Wilson

Listening to

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written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Lester Young, Ben Webster

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 09:32:31 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:28:26 +0100