Album info

Album-Release:
1979

HRA-Release:
30.12.2015

Label: MPS Classical

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Cool

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  • 1It Might as Well Be Spring06:32
  • 2Angel Eyes03:47
  • 3But Not for Me05:14
  • 4Edgar's Tune06:38
  • 5Blue Bossa03:35
  • 6There'll Never Be Another You05:27
  • 7'Round Midnight05:40
  • 8Nica's Dream05:56
  • 9I Love You06:30
  • Total Runtime49:19

Info for Goin' Straight

Born in Mozambique, pianist Edgar Wilson enrolled in the Vienna Academy of Music at the age of 21 to study with, among others, the acclaimed classical pianist Friedrich Gulda. Wilson gravitated towards jazz, however – a musical direction that his Mozambique roots served him well. Centered in Munich, he has become a staple on the German music scene, touring extensively with jazz violinist Hannes Beckmann, and soul jazz drummer George Greene’s band. Wilson’s 1979 debut album pairs him with bassist N.H. Ørsted Pedersen, whose work with the likes of Dexter Gordon and Oscar Peterson has garnered him near-legendary status. The album shines through six classic American standards, two jazz classics, and one original by Wilson. The playing is tasty throughout, with Wilson injecting blues, a bit of the classics, and an occasional clever quote into the music. The duo setting especially affords the listener the pleasure of listening to one of the music’s great bassists solo extensively on every piece except Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight. That in itself makes this album a valuable addition to any music collection.

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass
Edgar Wilson, piano

Produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer

Digitally remastered


Edgar Wilson
In Mozambique geboren, verkörpert der Pianist Edgar Wilson in der Tat seine afrikanisch-europäischen Wurzeln. Nach einem 40-jährigem Musikleben hat sich Edgar Wilson zu einem der vielseitigsten Pianisten unserer Zeit entwickelt. Neben der anspruchsvollen klassischen Klavierliteratur interpretiert er Gershwin wie niemand sonst seines Faches, zudem beherrscht er die ganze Skala des Jazz zwischen Swing, Bebop, Stride und Funk. Mit seiner Rhytmussicherheit und seiner musikalischen Phantasie entfaltet er sein Wesen. Er lebt die Musik im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.

Unzählige Auftritte mit Jimmy Wood, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson, Charlie Antolini, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Birelli Lagreene, usw. 1978 spielte Edgar Wilson mit Niels Henning Orsted Pederson seine erste LP ein, die noch heute ihren unverwechselbare Charakter präsentiert.

This album contains no booklet.

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