Sunday, September 10, 2017

Teddy Charles - On Campus !

This CD brings back a Bethlehem session, a rather unusual Teddy Charles set in that it is very much a jam session. Oddly enough Charles (despite being designated leader) is only on four of the nine numbers. With pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Bill Crow and drummer Ed Shaughnessy forming a swinging rhythm section, Charles is showcased on three numbers ("Yale Blue," "Whiffenpoof song" and "Nigerian Walk"), flutist Sam Most jams "That Old Black Magic," Zoot Sims is featured on two standards, Dave McKenna romps through "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," guitarist Jimmy Raney drops by for "Yesterdays" and the whole group comes together on "Rifftide." Few surprises occur but the obscure straightahead music is enjoyable enough. 
Scott Yanow 

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Teddy Charles
On Campus !
Ivy League Jazz Concert


1 Rifftide (Hawkins)  4:54
2 Too Close for Comfort (Block, Weiss)  3:22
3 These Foolish Things (Link, Srarchey, Maschwitz)  4:30
4 Struttin' with Some Barbecue (Armstrong, Raye)  3:50
5 Yesterdays (Kern, Harback)  3:31
6 Yale Blue (Charles)  6:04
7 Whiffenpoof Song (Galloway, Minigerode, Pomeroy)  4:08
8 That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Mercer)  3:44
9 Nigerian Walk (Shaughnessy)  5:34


[# 1]
Sam Most - as
Zoot Sims - ts
Teddy Charles - vb
Jimmy Raney - g
Dave McKenna - p
Bill Crow - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr
[# 2 & 3]
Zoot Sims - ts
Dave McKenna - p
Bill Crow - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr
[# 4]
Same as above, except
Zoot Sims - ts, is omit
[# 5]
Same as above, except
Jimmy Raney - g, is added
[# 6 & 7]
Same as above, except
Teddy Charles - vb, replaces Raney
[# 8]
Same as above, except
Sam Most - fl, replaces Charles
[# 9]
Same as above, except
Teddy Charles - vb, replaces Most

Recorded Live at Yale Unversity, New Haven, Connecticut ; November 21, 1959

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deGallo said...

Very appreciated upgrade. Thank you.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Mel, thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album!
Many thanks.

lucky5 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Bhowani said...

Thank you beaucoup, Mel. I don't have this one.

danair said...

Thanks for the upgrade Mel,much appreciated.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

steve said...

Fascinating Mel . . . thanks for the listen. Great artwork.

hepcat said...

A real nice album, many thanks.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel it's nice to find another Teddy Charles album

Philo said...

Tasty stuff! Thanks Mel, I'm enjoying the music.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel - I'm interested in anything that includes Teddy Charles

flyingfinger said...

Looks mighty interesting! Thanks as always.

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jazzcat1228 said...

Never knew this existed. Looking forward to giving it a try. Thank you Mel.

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adakun said...

Esto es perseguir la belleza... Muchas gracias Mel.

Zape said...

Thank you Mel! Great stuff.

FrankDell said...


rm said...

merci beaucoup

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

Don't know this one but hey, i listen to everything you post, MM. Complete trust. Thank you.

lex said...

Many thanks!

Melanchthon said...

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Kovina Kris said...

I remember seeing this one somewhere (maybe here?) and hoping it would come back up again because I really like Teddy Charles. Thank you very much Mel!