Thursday, February 7, 2013

Teddy Charles Evolution

Although somewhat overlooked in the jazz history books, vibraphonist Teddy Charles was for a period an important participant in the early Third Stream movement, using aspects of classical music to revitalize West Coast-style jazz. This CD reissue features trumpeter Shorty Rogers, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Shelly Manne on a couple of advanced originals (one apiece by Giuffre and Rogers) from 1953. After moving to New York, Charles teamed up for a short time with bassist Charles Mingus, performing six other numbers in a quartet with tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose and drummer Gerry Segal. This session alternates cookers with sensitive ballads and is one of the better recorded showcases for Charles' vibes. Recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/evolution-mw0000654632

Teddy Charles
Evolution

Tracks

1 Violetta (Nielson)  3:37
2 The Night we Called it a Day (Dennis, Adair)  2:41
3 Jay Walkin' (Monterose)  3:36
4 Speak Low (Waill, Nash)  3:16
5 Relaxo Abstracto (Charles)  5:23
6 I Can't Gzt Started (Duke, Gershwin)  7:10
7 Free (Rogers)  4:18
8 Evolution (Giuffre)  4:13

Personnel
[# 1-6] TEDDY CHARLES NEW DIRECTIONS QUARTET

Teddy Charles - vb
J. R. Monterose - ts
Charles Mingus - b
Gerry Segal - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; January 6, 1955
[# 7-8]
TEDDY CHARLES QUINTET

Teddy Charles - vb
Shorty Rogers - tp
Jimmy Giuffre - ts
Curtis Counce - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded in California ; August 31, 1953

4 comments:

Leopold said...

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gilhodges said...

This is a terrific record. R.I.P. Teddy.

neil said...

Great! Fills the gap between the 1953 and 1956 recordings I have; many thanks...

FrankDell said...

mucho thanks