Best Teddy Wilson out there...
Sébastien Melmoth | Hôtel d'Alsace, PARIS | 03/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Since the late-19th Century, the sophisticated Japanese have respected the highest in Western aesthetics, and America's original art-form--Jazz--is no exception. No one besides the French respect and love Jazz more than the Japanese.
The practical result is that there are more and finer Jazz CD issues avaliable in Japan than even in America; which is unfortunate for American Jazz aficianadoes, for they are often difficult to obtain, and usually cost double the US market price.
But for real Jazz enthusiasts, some of these issues are invaluable. This disc, for example, is one of the finest discs available anywhere at any price. (I bought this disc over five years ago on Amazon at the same price; so that makes the 2008 price seem reasonable.)
This is about the finest issue of the impeccable Teddy Wilson out there. On this date he is backed up by Al Lucas on bass, and the original Jo Jones, drums. The sound is absolutely sterling.
If you love piano jazz, check this disc.
Solo Piano: Keystone Transcriptions 1939-1940
3, 4, 5: The Verve Small Group Sessions
Pres and Teddy