Teddy Edwards

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HighNote HCD 7067
Teddy Edwards
Ladies Man

Throughout jazz there have been a number of players who chose to remain in one locale to practice their art. Harry Connick Sr., for example, has never left New Orleans and is arguably a finer musician than his more famous son. Rusty Bryant is another (see HCD 7074). Though Teddy Edwards chose to immerse himself in L.A.'s lucrative TV and radio scene he also toured through the '60s and '70s with the likes of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown and a host of other jazz notables. This earned him an international reputation and allowed him to keep his roots in his hometown. Today Teddy is the Senior Statesman on the tenor sax, and with this record, brings his wealth of experience to tunes titled with women's names. These are not all slow, smoochy ballads - included here are chop-busters, such as Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" and the straight-ahead swing of Duke Pearson's "Jeannine".

w/ Eddie Allen- trumpet; Ronnie Mathews- piano; Chip Jackson- bass; Chip White- drums

Tracks: Jeannine; Rosetta; Ruby; Candy; Saskia; Diane; Donna Lee; Marie; Laura; Rosalie




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