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Teddy Charles - The Teddy Charles Tentet (2001) [Cool Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Teddy Charles - The Teddy Charles Tentet (2001) [Cool Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 08 Sep 2023, 05:35

Artist: Teddy Charles
Album: The Teddy Charles Tentet
Genre: Cool Jazz
Label: Collectables
Released: 2001
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Vibrations (Waldron) - 6:16
  2. The Quiet Time (Giuffre) - 5:53
  3. The Emperor (Charles) - 8:08
  4. Nature Boy (Ahbez-Charles) - 6:25
  5. Green Blues (Charles) - 4:09
  6. You Go to My Head (Gillespie-Coots-Evans) - 4:27
  7. Lydian M-1 (Russell) - 4:25


  • Teddy Charles - vibes
  • Art Farmer - trumpet
  • Gigi Gryce - alto saxophone
  • J.R. Monterose - tenor saxophone
  • Sol Schlinger - baritone saxophone (#1,3,7)
  • George Barrow - baritone saxophone (#2,4-6)
  • Don Butterfield - tuba
  • Mal Waldron - piano
  • Jimmy Raney - guitar
  • Teddy Kotick - bass
  • Joe Harris - drums

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. [The 2001 reissue on Collectables strips away the three bonus tracks that were appended to the original album when first released on CD by Atlantic.]
Review by Scott Yanow

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