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, Shelley Manne, Jimmy Giuffre - 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, Volume One
= Prestige PR 7343   Wardell Gray Memorial Album
* Prestige P-24062   Wardell Gray - Central Avenue
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-050-2   Wardell Gray Memorial, Volume One
* 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, Shelley Manne, Jimmy Giuffre - 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, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Mingus, Shelly Manne - Evolution
* Prestige PRLP 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-122, OJCCD-122-2   Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers, Shelley Manne, Jimmy Giuffre - Collaboration: West
* Prestige PRLP 169   Teddy Charles New Directions, Vol. 4

1954

Teddy Charles Quartet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer

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; New Jazz NJLP 8294; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1729-2
2. 545Nobody's HeartPrestige 889, PRLP 178; New Jazz NJLP 8294; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1729-2
3. 546RevelationPrestige PRLP 178, PRLP 7066
4. 547Loup-Garou (as Loupe-Garoue)-
* Prestige PRLP 7066; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1729, OJCCD-1729-2   Bob Brookmeyer With Teddy Charles And Jimmy Raney - The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer
= New Jazz NJLP 8294   Bob Brookmeyer With Teddy Charles And Jimmy Raney - 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, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Mingus, Shelly Manne - 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 BCP-6032, 45-11084
Midnight SunBethlehem BCP-6032
Flyin' HomeBethlehem BCP-6032, 45-11084
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 45-11084   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