Smooth Sailing (Teddy Edwards album)

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Smooth Sailing
Smooth Sailing (album).jpg
Studio album by Teddy Edwards
Released March 11, 2003
Recorded December 19, 2001
Studio M&I Recording Studios, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 50:00
Label HighNote
HCD 7088
Producer Houston Person
Teddy Edwards chronology
The Legend of Teddy Edwards
(2000)The Legend of Teddy Edwards2000
Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing is the final album by saxophonist Teddy Edwards which was recorded in 2001 and released on the HighNote label in 2003.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]

In his review on Allmusic, Scott Yanow states "Although veteran tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards was having serious health problems by 2001, he is in excellent form throughout this set, showing no signs of decline or age. Playing in New York with a top-notch quartet that includes pianist Richard Wyands, Edwards caresses some of the melodies (his long tones are impressive), he swings hard in spots, and he shows great affection for the material. ... Throughout, Teddy Edwards shows that in 2001 he was still in his musical prime"[5] On All About Jazz, Terrell Kent Holmes called it "a fine example of economical playing and arrangement" and noted "Edwards, now approaching 80 years old, shows on Smooth Sailing that he's as formidable a sax man as ever. More power to any septuagenerian who swings".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Going Home" (Teddy Edwards) – 8:29
  2. "All Too Soon" (Duke Ellington, Carl Sigman) – 4:50
  3. "Hank's Tune" (Hank Mobley) – 5:22
  4. "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin) – 6:17
  5. "Robbin's Nest" (Illinois Jacquet, Bob Russell) – 6:43
  6. "It's the Talk of the Town" (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) – 7:13
  7. "Smooth Sailing" (Arnett Cobb) – 5:39
  8. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 5:27



  1. ^ Jazz Depot: HighNote discography accessed February 26, 2018
  2. ^ Teddy Edwards catalog accessed February 26, 2018
  3. ^ Teddy Edwards discography accessed February 26, 2018
  4. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Teddy Edwards accessed February 26, 2018
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Teddy Edwards – Smooth Sailing: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Holmes, T. K. All About Jazz Review, May 5, 2003