Teddy Charles Catalog

1951 (age 23)

Teddy Charles - New Directions  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1927-2)

Teddy Charles as Teddy Cohen (vibes) Don Roberts (guitar) Kenny O'Brien (bass)
NYC, November 10, 1951
246O'Brien's Flying
247This Is New
248Old Man River
250Tenderly
251Basin Street Blues
252I'll Remember April
253The Lady Is A Tramp
254Blue Moon
Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, January 19, 1953
415Decibels
416Mobiles
417Antiphony
418Metalizing
** same contents as Prestige PRLP 132 + PRLP 143 + PRLP 150.

1952

Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Teddy Charles, Jimmy Raney - Ezz-Thetic  (New Jazz NJLP 8295)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Dick Nivison (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, December 23, 1952
407Edging Out
408Nocturne
409Composition For Four Pieces
410A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Prestige PR 16011 entitled "Lee Konitz - Ezz-Thetic!".

1953

Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1  (Prestige PRLP 7008)

Frank Morgan (alto sax) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Sonny Clark (piano) Dick Nivison (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 1953
467The Man I Love
468Lavonne
469So Long Broadway
470Paul's Cause
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-050.
** part of Prestige PR 7343.

Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers - Collaboration - West  (Prestige PRLP 7028)

Shorty Rogers as Jolly Roger (trumpet) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1953
515Wailing Dervish
516Variations On A Motive By Bud
517Further Out
518Etudiez Le Cahier
Shorty Rogers as Jolly Roger (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 1953
521Margo
522Bobalob
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-122, OJCCD-122-2.

Teddy Charles - Evolution  (Prestige PRLP 7078)

Shorty Rogers as Jolly Roger (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 1953
519Free
520Evolution
J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 6, 1955
680Violetta
681Relaxo Abstracto
682Speak Low
683Jay Walkin'
684The Night We Called It A Day
685I Can't Get Started
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1731, OJCCD-1731-2.

1954

The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer  (Prestige PRLP 7066)

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Nancy Overton (vocals -2)
NYC, January 6, 1954
1. 544Star Eyes
2. 545Nobody's Heart
3. 546Revelation
4. 547Loup-Garor
** also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8294 entitled "Revelation!". Original Jazz Classics OJC-1729, OJCCD-1729-2.

1956

The Teddy Charles Tentet  (Atlantic LP 1229)

Art Farmer as Peter Urban (trumpet) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto sax) J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) George Barrow (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, arranger) Mal Waldron (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Joe Harris (drums) Jimmy Giuffre (arranger)
Coastal Recording Studios, NYC, January 6, 1956
1807Nature Boy
1808The Quiet Time
Art Farmer as Peter Urban (trumpet) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto sax) J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) George Barrow (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, arranger) Mal Waldron (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Joe Harris (drums) Bob Brookmeyer, Gil Evans (arranger)
Coastal Recording Studios, NYC, January 11, 1956
1813Green Blues
1814You Go To My Head
Art Farmer as Peter Urban (trumpet) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto sax) J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) Sol Schlinger (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, arranger) Mal Waldron (piano, arranger) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Joe Harris (drums) George Russell (arranger)
Coastal Recording Studios, NYC, January 17, 1956
1831Vibrations
1832The Emperor
1833Lydian M-1

Teddy Charles - The Word From Bird  (Atlantic LP 1274)

Art Farmer (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone -1) Jim Buffington (French horn -1) Don Butterfield (tuba) Hal Stein (alto sax) Bob Newman (tenor sax) George Barrow (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, October 23, 1956
1. 2199A Word From Bird
2. 2200Showtime
Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1956
2188Laura
2201When Your Lover Has Gone
2202Just One Of Those Things
2203Blue Greens

1957

Teddy Charles - Vibe-Rant  (Elektra EKL 136)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Teddy Charles (vibes) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, April 1 or January 17, 1957
Old Devil Moon
Skylark
No More Nights
How Deep Is The Ocean
Arlene
Blues Become Elektra
** also issued on Savoy MG 12174 entitled "The Vibe-Rant Quintet".

Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford, Hall Overton - 3 For Duke  (Jubilee JLP 1047)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass)
NYC, May 29, 1957
Main Stem
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Sophisticated Lady
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Sherman Shuffle
The Mooch
** also issued on Josie JJM 3505 entitled "Play Duke Ellington". London (E) LTZ-J.15119.

1958 (age 30)

Teddy Charles And His Sextet - Salute To Hamp  (Bethlehem BCP-6032)

Art Farmer (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Beltone Recording Studios, NYC, late 1958
Air Mail Special (as Airmail Special)
Midnight Sun
Flyin' Home
Stardust
Teddy Charles (vibes) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
He's Gone Again
Teddy Charles (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Stompin' At The Savoy
Blue Hamp (as Blue Ham)
Moon Glow
** also issued on Bethlehem 20-40082 entitled "The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1".

Teddy Charles - The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1  (Bethlehem 20-40082)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Charlie Smith (drums): same session
Beltone Recording Studios, NYC, late 1958
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (alternate take)
Stompin' At The Savoy (alternate take 14)
Moon Glow (alternate take 4)
Blue Hamp (as Blue Ham) (alternate take 5)
Jake The Bell Boy (unreleased take 2)
Jake The Bell Boy (unreleased take 3)
** reissue of Bethlehem BCP-6032 entitled "Teddy Charles And His Sextet - Salute To Hamp" + 6 bonus tracks.

1959

Manny Albam, Teddy Charles, William Russo, Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue  (Columbia CL 1388)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Hal McKusick (alto sax) Frank Socolow (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, arranger, conductor) Mal Waldron (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, April 30, 1959
CO63148Swinging Goatsherd Blues
CO63149Blues In The Night
** also issued on Columbia CS 8183.

The Teddy Charles Group - On Campus! Ivy League Jazz Concert  (Bethlehem BCP-6044)

Sam Most (alto sax) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Dave McKenna (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
"Yale University", New Haven, CT, November 21, 1959
Rifftide
Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Dave McKenna (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Too Close For Comfort
These Foolish Things
Dave McKenna (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Dave McKenna (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Yesterdays
Teddy Charles (vibes) Dave McKenna (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Yale Blue
Whiffenpoof Song
Sam Most (flute) Dave McKenna (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
That Old Black Magic
Teddy Charles (vibes) Dave McKenna (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Nigerian Walk

1960

The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet - Metronome Presents Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art  (Warwick W 2033)

Booker Little (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
"The Museum Of Modern Art", NYC, August 25, 1960
Scoochie
Cycles
Embraceable You
Blues De Tambour
Stardust
Take 3 Parts Jazz Suite: Route 4 / Byriste / Father George
The Confined Few
** also issued on Warwick W 2033 ST.

Booker Little, Booker Ervin - Sounds Of Inner City  (TCB LP 1003)

Booker Little (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Joe Scariza (editing engineer, remixing engineer)
"The Museum Of Modern Art", NYC, August 25, 1960
Scoochie (as Souchie)
Cycles
Stardust
The Confined Few
Blues De Tambour (as Blues De'Tambour)

1961

Mal Waldron - For Pianists Only!  (Music Minus One MMO 4007)

Teddy Charles (vibes) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Mal Waldron (arranger)
NYC, probably 1961
Taking A Chance On Love
Deep Purple
Blue Moon
Over The Rainbow
When I Grow Too Old To Dream

1963

Teddy Charles And The All Stars - Russia Goes Jazz  (United Artists UAL 3365)

Jerome Richardson (flute, tenor sax) Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, April 23, 1963
Scheherazade Blue (Korsakoff)
Love For Three Oranges March (Prokofieff)
Borodin Bossa Nova (Borodin)
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Teddy Charles (vibes) Jim Hall (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, May 6, 1963
Lullaby Of The Firbird (Stravinsky)
Lullaby Russe (Khachaturian)
Princes Scheherazade (Korsakoff)
Jerome Richardson (flute, tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor sax) Tommy Newsom (bass clarinet) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Dance Arabe (Tchaikowsky)
Etude (Prokofieff)
** also issued on United Artists UAS 6365.

1988 (age 60)

Teddy Charles Quartet Live At The Verona Jazz Festival, 1988  (Soul Note (It) 121183-1)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Harold Danko (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Tony Reedus (drums)
"Teatro Romano", Verona, Italy, June 25, 1988
All The Things You Are (as All The Things You Ain't)
Walkin'
Third Levelling
To Start Again
Nostalgia For Mingus (Nostalgia In Times Square)
Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121183-2.

Teddy Charles Quartet Live At The Verona Jazz Festival, 1988  (Soul Note (It) 121183-2)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Harold Danko (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Tony Reedus (drums): same session
"Teatro Romano", Verona, Italy, June 25, 1988
'Round Midnight
** reissue of Soul Note (It) 121183-1 + 1 bonus track.

2008 (age 80)

Teddy Charles - Dances With Bulls  (Smalls Records SRCD 0038)

John Mosca (trombone) Chris Byars (sax, flute) Teddy Charles (vibes) Harold Danko (piano) Ari Roland (bass) Stefan Schatz (drums)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 23, 2008
Dances With Bulls
Nostalgia In Times Square
No More Nights
Bunni
Arlene
Blues Without Woe

Teddy Charles And Walter Wolff Trio - Live  (O.A.P. Records (Du) OAPR 904)

Teddy Charles (vibes) Walter Wolff (piano) Francesco Angiuli (bass) Andreas Fryland (drums)
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 7, 2008
Nostalgia For Mingus
Dances With Bulls
What Is This Thing Called Love
Archipelago
What's New
All The Things You Are
I Hardly Think About You
A Night In Tunisia