domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

En mi colección: "Pres" And Teddy - All Of Me / Taking a Chance on Love (EMI-Columbia, 1958)

Artista/Grupo: Lester "Pres" Young & Teddy Wilson Quartet
Formato: E.P.
Velocidad reproducción: 45 rpm
Sello: Columbia
Edición: Reino Unido
Fabricante: E.M.I.
Año publicación: 1958
Nº catálogo: SEB 10099


A. All Of Me (Simons - Marks) (5:10)
B. Taking a Chance on Love (Duke - Latouche - Fetter) (5:14)

Fichas de ambos artistas, extraidos de la Wikipedia (he soslayado su traducción, para no descontextualizar su contenido):

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike".

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.

Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson (November 24, 1912 – July 31, 1986) was an American jazz pianist. Described by critic 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 Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and 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 1920s to the 1980s.


Si te gusta el jazz de sesión, intenta escuchar el álbum del cual provienen estas dos joyas, titulado con el nombre de sus artistas y publicado por Verve en 1957 (ver su ficha en Discogs). Es una maravilla.

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