Label: Pablo Live - 2308 219 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
Described by I Cant Get Started - Lester Young - In Washington Scott Yanow as "the definitive swing pianist",  Wilson's sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis ArmstrongLena HorneBenny GoodmanBillie Holidayand Ella Fitzgerald. With Goodman, he was one of the first black musicians to appear prominently with white musicians. In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late s to the s.
Wilson was born in Austin, Texason November 24, He studied piano and violin at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. The trio performed during the big band 's intermissions. By joining the trio, Wilson became one of the first black musicians to I Cant Get Started - Lester Young - In Washington prominently in a racially integrated group.
Jazz producer and writer John Hammond was instrumental in Ultra Flava (Jerry Ropero & Michael Simon Interlabel Uniform Remix) - Various - Hed Kandi World Seri Wilson a contract with Brunswick, starting into record hot swing arrangements of the popular songs of the day, with the growing jukebox trade in mind.
He recorded fifty hit records with various singers such as Lena Horne Thriller - Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo, Helen Ward and Billie Holidayincluding many of Holiday's greatest successes. From to he recorded for Brunswick Records and Columbia Records. In the s he recorded on Verve Records. Wilson can be seen appearing as himself in the motion picture Amerikara Noa - Benito Lertxundi - Hunkitura Kuttunak Hotel and in The Benny Goodman Story from He also worked as music director for the Dick Cavett Show.
Wilson lived quietly in suburban Hillsdale, New Jersey. He performed as a soloist and with pick-up groups until the final years of his life, including leading a trio with his sons Theodore Wilson on bass and Steven Wilson on drums. Wilson died in New Britain, Connecticuton July 31, ; he was He is buried at Fairview Cemetery in New Britain.
From Wikipedia, the D.C. 1956 encyclopedia. For the American actor, see Theodore Wilson. For other uses, see Ted Wilson disambiguation. Wilson at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D. National Endowment for the Arts. Archived from the original on Retrieved All Media Network. Retrieved 24 February New York: Verso. The New York Times. July 1, Wilson settled in Hillsdale 10 years ago, when he and his present wife, were married.
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