The Teddy Charles Tentet

The Teddy Charles Tentet

by Teddy Charles Tentet

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

The Teddy Charles Tentet

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2009
Label: Jazz Beat Records
UPC: 8436019585344
catalogNumber: 534

Tracks

  1. Vibrations
  2. The Quiet Time
  3. The Emperor
  4. Nature Boy
  5. Green Blues
  6. You Go to My Head
  7. Lydian M-1
  8. Word from Bird
  9. Show Time
  10. Blue Greens

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Charles Tentet   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Teddy Charles   Vibes
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Charles Mingus   Bass
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Mal Waldron   Piano
Hal Stein   Alto Saxophone
Teddy Kotick   Bass
George Barrow   Baritone Saxophone
James Buffington   French Horn
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Addison Farmer   Bass
George Russell   Piano
Joe Harris   Drums
J.R. Monterose   Tenor Saxophone
Hall Overton   Piano
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
Robert Newman   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Teddy Charles   Liner Notes
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer

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