Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
"Gimpy" Peach Johnson | 03/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This may not be the most "groundbreaking" jazz of the late 1930s, but who cares? In my opinion, Teddy Wilson's Orchestra produced some of the most consistently tasteful, enjoyable records of the decade. With Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Ben Webster, Jonah Jones, Red Allen, Lester Young, John Kirby, Buck Clayton, Cozy Cole, and so many other greats in the band, how can you miss? And don't forget the dozen or so vocals by Billie Holiday! There's a relaxed elegance to these sides and they just fall so pleasantly on the ears. There's plenty of swing here, but most of the selections are taken at a moderate tempo. The sound restoration by John R. T. Davies is superb--clear and robust sound with minimal surface noise and no digital artifacting. Frank Driggs has contributed some good liner notes and full discographical information is included. Every jazz collector should have at least one Teddy Wilson CD, and this is a good one to have. Highly recommended!"