Friday, March 22, 2013

Teddy Charles


Vibraphonist Teddy Charles heads three West Coast-style sessions on this CD reissue that look a bit toward Third Stream and the avant-garde experiments of the early '60s. Although there are some swinging sections, much of the music is quite complex with difficult arrangements and some polytonality. One session has Charles (who doubles on piano) in a quartet with guitarist Jimmy Raney (those four numbers were not on the original LP) while the other originals feature trumpeter Shorty Rogers, bassist Curtis Counce, drummer Shelly Manne and sometimes Jimmy Giuffre on tenor and baritone. The music is thought-provoking if a bit cold and clinical, easier to respect than to love
Scott Yanow

Teddy Charles
Collaboration West
Tracks
1 Variations on a Motive by Bud 4:20
2 Wailing Dervish 4:31
3 Further Out 5:42
4 Etudiez le Cahier 3:48
5 Margo 4:51
6 Bobalob 7:01
7 Edging Out [*] 4:13
8 Nocturne [*] 2:52
9 Composition for Four Pieces [*] (Raney) 1:35
10 A Night in Tunisia [*] (Gillespie, Paparelli) 6:44

All selections composed by Teddy Charles, except as indicated



Personnel
[#1-4]
Teddy Charles - vb
Shorty Rogers - tp
Curtis Counce - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; August 21, 1953
[#5-6]
Teddy Charles - vb
Jimmy Giuffre - ts & bs
Shorty Rogers - tp
Curtis Counce - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; August 31, 1953
[#7-10]
Teddy Charles - vb
Jimmy Raney - g
Dick Nivison - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, NJ ; December 23, 1952.

7 comments:

Melanchthon said...

Bitrate flac, with all covers.

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il angelo said...

It was ages I hadn't listened to this record. Thanks for reminding me how good it is. E_xcellent rip by the way

Otis Foster said...

Charles and Mingus did some of the most interesting experimental work of the early and mid-50s. Thanks for providing these in flac!

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

neil said...

"One session has Charles (who doubles on piano) in a quartet with guitarist Jimmy Raney (those four numbers were not on the original LP)"
... ah, the benfits of CD reissues! Thanks.

grumpy said...

THanks, I seem to have missed these before. Interesting combination of trumpet and vibes.

Neal said...

Hi Mel,

Been a stranger for a while, but thanks for your continuing new items and re-ups. Could I beg a re-up of this and Teddy Charles Evolution.....no rush!

Thanks,

Neal