Teddy Charles Nonet & Tentet - Complete Recordings (2008) [Cool]; FLAC (tracks)

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Teddy Charles Nonet & Tentet - Complete Recordings (2008) [Cool]; FLAC (tracks)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 15 Jan 2020, 14:20

Artist: Teddy Charles Nonet & Tentet
Album: Complete Recordings
Genre: Cool
Label: Jazz Beat
Released: 2008
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
  1. Vibrations (Waldron) - 6:18
  2. The Quiet Time (Giuffre) - 5:55
  3. The Emperor (Charles) - 8:10
  4. Nature Boy (Ahbez-Charles) - 6:26
  5. Green Blues (Charles) - 4:11
  6. You Go to My Head (Gillespie-Coots-Evans) - 4:30
  7. Lydian M-1 (Russell) - 4:29
  8. Word from Bird (Charles) - 10:09
  9. Show Time (Brookmeyer) - 6:06
  10. Sheherazade Blue (from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade) - 3:48
  11. Love for Three Oranges March (from Sergei Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges) - 2:20
  12. Borodin Bossa Nova (from Alexander Borodin's String Quartet No.1 in A major) - 3:39
  13. Dance Arabe (from Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite) - 2:48
  14. Lullaby Russe (from Aram Khachaturian's Gayneh Ballet) - 4:25
  15. Etude (from Sergei Prokofiev's Four Etudes for Piano, Op.2, No.4) - 3:13


Most of this CD features vibraphonist Teddy Charles heading an advanced tentet in 1956, a unit including the likes of trumpeter Art Farmer, altoist Gigi Gryce, tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose, pianist Mal Waldron, and guitarist Jimmy Raney. The arrangements of George Russell ("Lydian M-1"), Gil Evans (a year before Miles Ahead), Jimmy Giuffre, Mal Waldron, and Charles are quite advanced but often leave room for some swinging spots. The final three selections on the CD are actually taken from a slightly later album. Of these, "Blue Greens" is a change of pace, a quartet outing for Charles, pianist Hall Overton, bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Ed Shaughnessy. All in all, this CD is pretty definitive of Teddy Charles' more adventurous music of the 1950s and it grows in interest with each listening.
Review by Scott Yanow

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