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TEDDY WILSON was an incredible pianist known for being in the "First Black & White Jazz Band" w/ Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton
8x10 B&W copy of a photo with Benny Goodman and Pianist Teddy Wilson (This is a copy of a photograph and not on photo paper. This autograph in silver was done directly on the paper - it was not copied)
The autograph appears to be Teddy Wilson's autograph but it has not been authenticated and is priced accordingly 
After working in Speed Webb's band, with Louis Armstrong, and also understudying Earl Hines in Hines's Grand Terrace Cafe Orchestra, Wilson joined Benny Carter's Chocolate Dandies in 1933. In 1935, he joined the Benny Goodman Trio (which consisted of Goodman, Wilson and drummer Gene Krupa, later expanded to the Benny Goodman Quartet with the addition of Lionel Hampton). The trio performed during the big band's intermissions. By joining the trio, Wilson became one of the first black musicians to perform prominently in a racially integrated group.
He recorded hit records with singers such as Lena Horne, Helen Ward and Billie Holiday. During these years, he also took part in many sessions with swing musicians such as Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Buck Clayton, and Ben Webster. From 1936 to 1942, he recorded for Brunswick Records and Columbia Records. In the 1950s he recorded on Verve Records.  Wilson formed his own short-lived big band in 1939, then led a sextet at Café Society from 1940 to 1944

TEDDY WILSON Pianist "First Black & White Jazz Band" Autograph w/ Benny Goodman

SKU: 154559743051
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