Teddy Wilson worked with innumerable jazz musicians during his varied and colourful life. This is an account of his life and career, covering his associations with critic and producer John Hammond, clarinettist Benny Goodman, singer Billie Holiday and fellow pianists Earl Hines and Art Tatum.
Teddy Wilson worked with innumerable jazz musicians during his varied and colourful life. He first became known in the small groups led by Benny Goodman, and through his series of recordings with jazz singer Billie Holiday. This is a posthumous account of his life and career, covering his associations with critic and producer John Hammond, jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and fellow pianists such as Earl Hines and Art Tatum. It also includes recollections of Al Capone, jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith and Lester Young, and an insider's account of working with Benny Goodman, who wrote the foreword to the book. The book also contains a discography of the artist's recordings.
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