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Teddy Wilson January 30, 1936

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
clarinet
tenor saxophone
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Life Begins When You're In Love 3:01 Billie Holiday (vocal)
2 (If I Had) Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes 0:00
Content State: published
genre: Swing, Vocal jazz
source: Mike Lubbers, Billie Holiday Discography http://www.billieholiday.be/, Varela, Alberto. Billie Holiday - Discographic Information, Lord, T. The Jazz Discography
Recording Date: 
1936-01-30
Label Name: 
Brunswick
Leader(s): 
Teddy Wilson
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Chris Griffin
Personnel: 
Rudy Powell
Personnel: 
Teddy McRae
Personnel: 
Teddy Wilson
Personnel: 
John Truehart
Personnel: 
Grachan Moncur, Jr.
Personnel: 
Cozy Cole
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Only Lord chooses to incorporate "Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes" which is without Holiday. Meanwhile, despite doubts raised about McRae's presence on a TW session recorded shortly before this one (December 3, 1935), there is definitely a tenor saxophone and not alto on "Life Begins."

Although I don't know McRae's playing, it is a competent, Hawkins dervied tenor player, typical for that period, which would fit McRae's background and chronology. See the impressive resource on McRae at the University of Maryland:

http://digital.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/actions.DisplayEADDoc.do?source=/M...

-TS