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Teddy Wilson

There is no Substitute for Live Music

American jazz pianist Teddy Wilson talks to Les Tomkins in 1971 about his contemporaries and the melodies that have influenced him. 

Interview: 1971

Source: Jazz Professional

Interview Text or Transcript

The enthusiasm of some young people for my playing recently, and their telling me that they enjoyed it much more by hearing me in person than on records, reminded me that there is no substitute for live music. When you hear a large symphony orchestra. for instance, in a concert hall, there’s a big, sweeping sound that just doesn’t get on to a record. To be actually in the hall with it is very thrilling.

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