When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Teddy Wilson - Cole Porter Classics

Wilson shines on this relaxed solo outing, a companion piece to the earlier Gershwin lp. His playing has always been lightly swinging but with a touch of elegance. I think it suits Porter perfectly. This lp, recorded late in his career, is rewarding listening on a overcast Sunday afternoon, or during a quiet dinner for two. And it even contains a nice surprise in the manner of a three song run right in the middle of session. First there is the not often played "Why Shouldn't I", quickly followed by a terrific stride version of "Love For Sale" and  then Wilson sneaks in a tribute song of his own entitled "Too Darn Blue." If you don't pay attention, this entrancing little number could easily slip through as a CP original.

1. Get Out Of Town
2. Just One Of Those Things
3. I Get A Kick Out Of You
4. I Love You
5. It's All Right With Me
6. Why Shouldn't I
7. Love For Sale
8. Too Darn Blue
9. I've Got You Under My Skin
10. Easy To Love
11. What Is This Thing Called Love

Teddy Wilson - piano

Recorded 11/77 - London

Black Lion Records


Hookfinger said...

Another Cole Porter post...I dig em.


Unknown said...

Nice post

JH said...

Thanks! Can never get enough CP.

Frasco said...

Thank you very much again Hook, beautiful post, can never get enough Teddy!

mel said...

Many thanks.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

always a pleasure to find a 'new' recording by Teddy Wilson.

btw.. many of these Sendspace links are still working

thanks again!