Off the Beaten Track(s)
Teddy Charles (1928) is an American pianisst, drummer and vibraphone player. He is a daring improvisator, especially on that latter instrument. He experimented with bass player Charles Mingus, but his most talked-about group was the Teddy Charles Tentet from the late 50s. Furthermore, he is seen as a tasteful composer and arranger. Charles, now 80 years old, is going to the Netherlands soon for concerts, in Leiden on 6 and 8 November, and at the Bim-huis on 7 November.
Title track 1: O’Brien’s A Fly’n (Teddy Charles)
Title track 2: Nocturne (Teddy Charles)
Title track 3: Metalizing (Teddy Charles)
CD ‘Teddy Charles – New Directions’
Title track 4: Margot (Teddy Charles)
CD ‘Teddy Charles And The Westcoasters’ –
Adventures In California
’; Fresh Sound FSR-CD 413.
Title track 5: Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)
Title track 6: There’s No You (Adair–Hopper)
Title track 7: Easy Living (Rainger–Robin)
CD‘Miles Davis – Blue Moods’
Debut/Fantasy OJC20 043-2.
Title track 8: The Emperor (Teddy Charles)
Title track 9: Green Blues (Teddy Charles)
From the CD ‘The Teddy Charles Tentet’; label
Collectables Jazz Classics COL-CD-6161.
Title track 10: Word From Bird (Teddy Charles)
CD ‘The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet – Vibrations’;
Fresh Sound Records FSR 2240