Teddy Wilson
Born: 1912

His airy, effortless style, with its emphasis on lightly
accompanied right-hand melody, was a key element in
the transition from swing to bebop, and many modern
jazz pianists took Wilson’s approach as their starting
point. His early recordings were percussive and forceful,
but as he matured his technique became graceful, almost
elegant. He was a gifted artist who used the full range of
his instrument to his advantage. His recordings with Billie
Holiday and Benny Goodman’s trio and quartet… Continue

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