Teddy Charles Discography

1951 (age 23)

The Teddy Cohen Trio / Teddy Charles Trio

Teddy Charles as Teddy Cohen (vibes) Don Roberts (guitar) Kenny O'Brien (bass)
NYC, November 10, 1951
245I Got It BadPrestige unissued
246O'Brien's FlyingPrestige PRLP 132
247This Is New-
248Old Man River-
249LizaPrestige unissued
250TenderlyPrestige PRLP 132
251Basin Street Blues-
252I'll Remember AprilNew Jazz 838; Prestige PRLP 132
253The Lady Is A Tramp-
254Blue MoonPrestige PRLP 132
* Prestige PRLP 132   Teddy Charles Vibe Solos
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1927-2   Teddy Charles - New Directions
* New Jazz 838   Teddy Cohen - I'll Remember April / The Lady Is A Tramp

1952

Teddy Charles Quartet

Teddy Charles (vibes) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Dick Nivison (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, December 23, 1952
407Edging OutPrestige PREP 1350, PRLP 143; New Jazz NJLP 8295; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-122-2
408NocturnePrestige PRLP 143; New Jazz NJLP 8295; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-122-2
409Composition For Four Pieces-
410A Night In TunisiaPrestige PREP 1350, PRLP 143; New Jazz NJLP 8295; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-122-2
* New Jazz NJLP 8295   Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Teddy Charles, Jimmy Raney - Ezz-Thetic
= Prestige PR 16011   Lee Konitz - Ezz-Thetic!
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-122-2   Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers - Collaboration - West
* Prestige PRLP 143   Teddy Charles New Directions, Vol. 1
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1927-2   Teddy Charles - New Directions
* Prestige PREP 1350   Teddy Charles, Jimmy Raney - New Directions

1953

Teddy Charles - Hall Overton Trio

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, January 19, 1953
415DecibelsPrestige PRLP 150
416Mobiles-
417Antiphony-
418Metalizing-
* Prestige PRLP 150   Teddy Charles, Hall Overton - New Directions, Vol. 2
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1927-2   Teddy Charles - New Directions

Teddy Charles West Coasters

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 LovePrestige PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-050-2
468Lavonne-
469So Long BroadwayPrestige 889, PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-050-2
470Paul's CausePrestige PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-050-2
* Prestige PRLP 7008; Original Jazz Classics OJC-050   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1
= Prestige PR 7343   Wardell Gray Memorial Album
* Prestige P-24062   Wardell Gray - Central Avenue
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-050-2   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1
* Prestige PREP 1307   Teddy Charles - West Coasters
* Prestige 889   Teddy Charles - So Long Broadway / Nobody's Heart

Teddy Charles Quartet

Shorty Rogers as Jolly Roger (trumpet) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1953
515Wailing DervishPrestige PRLP 164, PRLP 7028
516Variations On A Motive By Bud-
517Further Out-
518Etudiez Le Cahier-
* Prestige PRLP 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-122, OJCCD-122-2   Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers - Collaboration - West
* Prestige PRLP 164   Teddy Charles New Directions, Vol. 3

Teddy Charles Quintet

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
519FreePrestige PRLP 169, PRLP 7078
520Evolution-
521MargoPrestige PRLP 169, PRLP 7028
522Bobalob-
* Prestige PRLP 7078; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1731, OJCCD-1731-2   Teddy Charles - Evolution
* Prestige PRLP 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-122, OJCCD-122-2   Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers - Collaboration - West
* Prestige PRLP 169   Teddy Charles New Directions, Vol. 4

1954

Teddy Charles - Bob Brookmeyer Quartet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Nancy Overton (vocals -2)
NYC, January 6, 1954
1. 544Star EyesPrestige PRLP 178, PRLP 7066
2. 545Nobody's HeartPrestige 889, PRLP 178, PRLP 7066
3. 546RevelationPrestige PRLP 178, PRLP 7066
4. 547Loup-Garor-
* Prestige PRLP 7066; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1729, OJCCD-1729-2   The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer
= New Jazz NJLP 8294   Bob Brookmeyer - Revelation!
* Prestige PRLP 178   Teddy Charles - Bob Brookmeyer
* Prestige 889   Teddy Charles - So Long Broadway / Nobody's Heart

1955

Teddy Charles Quartet

J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) Teddy Charles (vibes, piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 6, 1955
680ViolettaNew Jazz NJLP 1106; Prestige PRLP 7078
681Relaxo Abstracto-
682Speak Low-
683Jay Walkin'-
684The Night We Called It A Day-
685I Can't Get Started-
* Prestige PRLP 7078; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1731, OJCCD-1731-2   Teddy Charles - Evolution
* New Jazz NJLP 1106; Prestige PRLP 206   Teddy Charles Quartet

1956

Teddy Charles Tentet

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
1806Green Bluesunissued
1807Nature BoyAtlantic LP 1229
1808The Quiet Time-
* Atlantic LP 1229   The Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles Tentet

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 BluesAtlantic LP 1229
1814You Go To My Head-
1815Show Timeunissued
* Atlantic LP 1229   The Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles Tentet

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
1831VibrationsAtlantic LP 1229
1832The Emperor-
1833Lydian M-1-
1834Majorsunissued
* Atlantic LP 1229   The Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles Orchestra

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 BirdAtlantic LP 1274
2. 2200Showtime-
* Atlantic LP 1274   Teddy Charles - The Word From Bird

Teddy Charles Quartet

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1956
2188LauraAtlantic LP 1274; Rhino R2 72871
2189unknown titleunissued
2201When Your Lover Has GoneAtlantic LP 1274; Rhino R2 72871
2202Just One Of Those Things-
2203Blue Greens-
* Atlantic LP 1274   Teddy Charles - The Word From Bird
* Rhino R2 72871   Charles Mingus - Passions Of A Man - The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961

1957

Teddy Charles' Vibe-Rant Quintet

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 MoonElektra EKL 136
Skylark-
No More Nights-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
Arlene-
Blues Become Elektra-
* Elektra EKL 136   Teddy Charles - Vibe-Rant
= Savoy MG 12174   Teddy Charles - The Vibe-Rant Quintet

Teddy Charles Trio

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hall Overton (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass)
NYC, May 29, 1957
Main StemJubilee JLP 1047
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me-
Sophisticated Lady-
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
Sherman Shuffle-
The Mooch-
* Jubilee JLP 1047; London (E) LTZ-J.15119   Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford, Hall Overton - 3 For Duke
= Josie JJM 3505   Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford, Hall Overton - Play Duke Ellington

1958 (age 30)

Teddy Charles And His Sextet

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)Bethlehem 11084, BCP-6032
Midnight SunBethlehem BCP-6032
Flyin' HomeBethlehem 11084, BCP-6032
StardustBethlehem BCP-6032
Teddy Charles (vibes) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
He's Gone Again-
* Bethlehem BCP-6032   Teddy Charles And His Sextet - Salute To Hamp
= Bethlehem 20-40082   Teddy Charles - The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1
* Bethlehem 11084   Teddy Charles - Air Mail Special / Flyin' Home

Teddy Charles Quartet

Teddy Charles (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
Beltone Recording Studios, NYC, late 1958
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetBethlehem BCP-6032
Stompin' At The Savoy-
Blue Hamp (as Blue Ham)-
Moon Glow-
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (alternate take)Bethlehem 20-40082
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)-
* Bethlehem BCP-6032   Teddy Charles And His Sextet - Salute To Hamp
= Bethlehem 20-40082   Teddy Charles - The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1

1959

Teddy Charles And His Orchestra

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 BluesColumbia CL 1388
CO63149Blues In The Night-
* Columbia CL 1388, CS 8183   Manny Albam, Teddy Charles, William Russo, Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue

The Teddy Charles Group

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
RifftideBethlehem BCP-6044
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-
* Bethlehem BCP-6044   The Teddy Charles Group - On Campus! Ivy League Jazz Concert

1960

The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet

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
ScoochieWarwick W 2033
Cycles-
Embraceable You-
Blues De Tambour-
Stardust-
Take 3 Parts Jazz Suite: Route 4 / Byriste / Father George-
The Confined Few-
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)
Scoochie (as Souchie)TCB LP 1003
Cycles-
Stardust-
The Confined Few-
Blues De Tambour (as Blues De'Tambour)-
* Warwick W 2033, W 2033 ST   The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet - Metronome Presents Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art
* TCB LP 1003   Booker Little, Booker Ervin - Sounds Of Inner City

1961

Teddy Charles' Music Minus One

Teddy Charles (vibes) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Mal Waldron (arranger)
NYC, probably 1961
Taking A Chance On LoveMusic Minus One MMO 4007
Deep Purple-
Blue Moon-
Over The Rainbow-
When I Grow Too Old To Dream-
* Music Minus One MMO 4007   Mal Waldron - For Pianists Only!

1963

Teddy Charles And The All Stars

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)United Artists UAL 3365
Love For Three Oranges March (Prokofieff)-
Borodin Bossa Nova (Borodin)-
* United Artists UAL 3365, UAS 6365   Teddy Charles And The All Stars - Russia Goes Jazz

Teddy Charles And The All Stars

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)United Artists UAL 3365
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)-
* United Artists UAL 3365, UAS 6365   Teddy Charles And The All Stars - Russia Goes Jazz

1988 (age 60)

Teddy Charles Quartet

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)Soul Note (It) 121183-1
Walkin'-
Third Levelling-
To Start Again-
Nostalgia For Mingus (Nostalgia In Times Square)-
Night In Tunisia-
'Round MidnightSoul Note (It) 121183-2
* Soul Note (It) 121183-1, 121183-2   Teddy Charles Quartet Live At The Verona Jazz Festival, 1988

2008 (age 80)

Teddy Charles Sextet

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 BullsSmalls Records SRCD 0038
Nostalgia In Times Square-
No More Nights-
Bunni-
Arlene-
Blues Without Woe-
* Smalls Records SRCD 0038   Teddy Charles - Dances With Bulls

Teddy Charles With Walter Wolff Trio

Teddy Charles (vibes) Walter Wolff (piano) Francesco Angiuli (bass) Andreas Fryland (drums)
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 7, 2008
Nostalgia For MingusO.A.P. Records (Du) OAPR 904
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-
* O.A.P. Records (Du) OAPR 904   Teddy Charles And Walter Wolff Trio - Live