Teddy Wilson: The Keystone Transcriptions
The Keystone Transcriptions present Wilson in near-ideal cicumstances. Originally recorded for radio play (instead of for commercial release), these piano solos were apparently lost or forgotten until recently. He contemporaneously recorded a few of these tunes with Billie Holiday or Benny Goodman, but these solo versions deserve to be heard on their own meritsthey are not remakes. There are several tunes he rarely if ever played again. Some are Wilson "heads" on standardsfor example "Tempo Positioned" is "Cherry" with a "'Swonderful" bridge. Vocalist Johnny Mercer later recorded "You'll Be Sorry" as "Shoo Be Doin'". Wilson rarely played the blues as he got older, but there are three choice examples here
Track Listing: A Ghost Of A Chance / Sunday / More Than You Know / Summer's End / Goin' Home Blues / Minute Steak / Sugar / At Sundown / Tuesday Jump / The Moon Is Low / Afternoon Blues / The Little Things That Mean So Much / You're My Favorite Memory / Rhythmatics / Almost Blues / Tempo Positioned / Out Of Nowhere / Night And Day / Lady Be Good / Jumpin' Off / You'll Be Sorry / Chinatown My Chinatown / Twilight Blue / Love Is The Sweetest Thing / Rose Room / Why Shouldn't I
Personnel: Teddy Wilson - piano.
Record Label: Storyville Records