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The Teddy Charles Discography
by Noal Cohen

Generated on Aug 25, 2014


Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.


Date: February 24, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Chubby Jackson Orchestra

Chubby Jackson (ldr), Norman Faye, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (t), Mario Daone, Rob Swope (tb), Frankie Socolow (as), Ray Turner, Al Young [Epstein] (ts), Marty Flax [Flachsenhaar] (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Gene DiNovi (p), Curly Russell (b), Tiny Kahn (d, v), Joe Harris (cng), Paula Castle (v)

a. CO40479-1C    Tiny's Blues (Gabardine and Serge) - 3:00  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Al Cohn, Tiny Kahn
     Columbia 78: 38623   (1949)
     Franklin Mint LP 12": Vols. 93-96 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Big Band Jazz   (1986)
     Golden Sounds CD: 927 — Swinging Big Bands: The Myths   (2000)
b. CO40480    Father Knickerbopper - 3:02  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Columbia 78: 38451   (1949)
     Franklin Mint LP 12": Vols. 85-88 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Bebop, Hard Bop, Funk   (1986)
     CBS LP 12": 466311 — The Jazz Arranger, Vol. 2   
     Columbia CD: CK 45445 — The Jazz Arranger Vol. 2   (1991)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741211/20 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1944-1951   (2002)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741481/90 — L'Histoire des Big Bands 1914-1955   (2006)
c. CO40481    All Wrong - 3:10  (Chubby Jackson) / arr: Gene DiNovi
     Columbia 78: 38623   (1949)
d. CO40482    Godchild - 3:05  (George Wallington) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Columbia 78: 38451   (1949)
     Columbia LP 12": CJ 40972 — The Bebop Era   (1987)
     Columbia CD: CK 40972 — The Bebop Era   (1991)
     CBS CD: 461096-2 — The Bebop Era   
 
All titles on:      Columbia EP: B 2017 — Father Knickerbopper   
     CBS (Fr.) LP 12": 65392 — The New York Scene In the 40s: From Be-bop to Cool   (1972)
     CBS (Jpn.) LP 12": SOPL 198 — The New York Scene In the 40s: From Be-bop to Cool   
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.75/27.76 — Chubby Jackson Big Band: Ooh, What An Outfit! New York City 1949   (2014)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The New York Scene In the 40s: From Be-bop to Cool   (2011)

Joe Harris (cng) on a, d; Paula Castle (v) on c; Tiny Kahn (v) on d.

The shout chorus arrangement on "Tiny's Blues" has been credited to Al Cohn.

Soloists:
Track a - Faye, Socolow, Turner, DiNovi
Track b - Charles, Flax, Epstein. Socolow, Turner, Walp, Porcino
Track c - Castle, Turner, Castle
Track d - Kahn (v, scats theme), Socolow, Swope, Walp, Charles, DiNovi, Kahn (v, scats theme)


Date: February 1949
Location: Mutual Radio, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Chubby Jackson Band: Bands For Bonds

Chubby Jackson (ldr), Norman Faye, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (t), Mario Daone, Rob Swope (tb), Frankie Socolow (as), Ray Turner, Al Young [Epstein] (ts), Marty Flax [Flachsenhaar] (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Gene DiNovi (p), Red Kelly (b), Tiny Kahn (d), Joe Harris (cng), Chubby Jackson (con, v), Paula Castle, unknown (v)

a.    inc Lemon Drop - 1:49  (George Wallington) / arr: Tiny Kahn
b.     Father Knickerbopper - 3:10  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
c.     All Wrong - 3:14  (Chubby Jackson) / arr: Gene DiNovi
d.    inc Belvedere Bop (Hot Dog) - 2:42  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
 
All titles on:      Uptown CD: UPCD 27.75/27.76 — Chubby Jackson Big Band: Ooh, What An Outfit! New York City 1949   (2014)

Joe Harris (cng) on a, d; Paula Castle (v) on c; Chubby Jackson (v) on a; unknown (v) on a.

Soloists:
Track a - Socolow (in progress), Swope, Epstein, DiNovi, Charles
Track b - Charles, Flax, Socolow, Turner, Walp, Porcino
Track c - Castle, Turner, Castle
Track d - Socolow, Walp, Swope, Turner (fade out)


Date: March 5, 1949
Location: Royal Roost, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Chubby Jackson Big Band Live (WMCA Radio Broadcast)

Chubby Jackson (ldr), Norman Faye, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (t), Mario Daone, Rob Swope (tb), Frankie Socolow (as), Ray Turner, Al Young [Epstein] (ts), Marty Flax [Flachsenhaar] (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Gene DiNovi (p), Red Kelly (b), Tiny Kahn (d), Joe Harris (bo, cng), Chubby Jackson (con, v), Paula Castle, unknown (v)

a.     Jumpin' with Symphony Sid - 0:48  (Lester Young) / arr: Tiny Kahn
b.     Tiny's Blues (Gabardine and Serge) - 5:57  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Al Cohn, Tiny Kahn
c.     Father Knickerbopper - 3:33  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
d.     Tenderly - 3:35  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Tiny Kahn
e.     Lemon Drop - 4:05  (George Wallington) / arr: Tiny Kahn
f.     Boomsie - 7:46  (Conte Candoli, Frank Socolow, Chubby Jackson) / arr: Tiny Kahn
 
All titles on:      Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.75/27.76 — Chubby Jackson Big Band: Ooh, What An Outfit! New York City 1949   (2014)

Joe Harris (bo) on f; (cng) on b; Paula Castle (v) on d; Chubby Jackson (v) on e; unknown (v) on e.

The announcer is Symphony Sid Torin. "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" is not listed on the LP. It is just a short version including Sid's spoken introduction leading into "Tiny's Blues." Track c is listed as "Father Knickerbocker" on the LP. The identity of the scat vocalist on track e assisting Jackson is not known.

The notes to the 2000 Mosaic Records compilation, The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman indicate that "Boomsie" is the same blues line as "That's Right" recorded by Herman on December 29, 1948. This is not true. While the two blues have some similarities, they are definitely not identical. The ASCAP database shows a composition by Shorty Rogers called "That's Right." Since Rogers arranged the title for Herman, Rogers is most likely also the composer of the song recorded for Capitol and not Candoli-Socolow-Jackson as indicated in the Mosaic set.

Soloists:
Track b - Faye, Socolow, Swope, Flax, Walp, Epstein, Charles, Turner, DiNovi
Track c - Charles, Flax, Epstein/Turner (exchanges), Walp, Porcino
Track d - Castle, Turner (behind vocal)
Track e - DiNovi, Jackson (v), Walp, Socolow, Swope, Turner, DiNovi, Charles
Track f - Charles, Faye, Socolow, Turner, Swope, Walp, Flax, Epstein and Turner


Date: March 12, 1949
Location: Royal Roost, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Chubby Jackson Big Band Live (WMCA Radio Braodcast)

Chubby Jackson (ldr), Norman Faye, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (t), Mario Daone, Rob Swope (tb), Frankie Socolow (as), Ray Turner, Al Young [Epstein] (ts), Marty Flax [Flachsenhaar] (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Gene DiNovi (p), Red Kelly (b), Tiny Kahn (d, v), Joe Harris (bo, cng), Chubby Jackson (con, v), Paula Castle (v)

a.    inc Bop Slappy - 0:27  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
b.     Tiny's Blues (Gabardine and Serge) - 7:00  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Al Cohn, Tiny Kahn
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
c.     Father Knickerbopper - 3:26  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
d.     Belvedere Bop (Hot Dog) - 6:19  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
e.     You Wear Love so Well - 3:33  (George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: Gene DiNovi
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
f.     Godchild - 5:16  (George Wallington) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
g.    inc Boomsie - 4:14  (Conte Candoli, Frank Socolow, Chubby Jackson) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Mopaque LP 12": CJR 300 — Chubby Jackson Big Band Live March, 1949   
 
All titles on:      Uptown CD: UPCD 27.75/27.76 — Chubby Jackson Big Band: Ooh, What An Outfit! New York City 1949   (2014)

Joe Harris (bo) on d-g; (cng) on b; Paula Castle (v) on e; Chubby Jackson (v) on f; Tiny Kahn (v) on f.

On the LP: Track g is not listed; track e is listed as "When You Love So Well"; track c is listed as "Father Knickerbocker." Track a is a fragment of the band's theme leading into "Tiny's Blues."

Soloists:
Track b - DiNovi, Faye, Socolow, Swope, Flax, Walp, Epstein, Charles, Turner, DiNovi
Track c - Charles, Flax, Socolow, Epstein, Turner, Walp, Porcino
Track d - DiNovi, Socolow, Walp, Flax, Faye, Epstein, Charles, Swope, Turner, DiNovi
Track e - Castle
Track f - Kahn (v), Socolow, Swope, Walp, Charles, Turner, Charles, DiNovi, Kahn (v)
Track g - Charles, Walp, Socolow, Turner, Swope, DiNovi (fade out as Sid sends the broadcast back to the studio)


Date: Probably May 1949
Location: Probably Mineola High School, Mineola, Long Island, NY
Label: [private recording]
Chubby Jackson Band: Bop Goes To School

Chubby Jackson (ldr), Norman Faye, Dale Pierce, Red Rodney (t), Mario Daone, Rob Swope (tb), Frankie Socolow (as), Ray Turner, Al Young [Epstein] (ts), Marty Flax [Flachsenhaar] (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Red Mitchell (p, b), Chubby Jackson (b, con), Red Kelly (b), Tiny Kahn (d), Joe Harris (cng)

a.     Three Men on a Bass - 2:56  (Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.75/27.76 — Chubby Jackson Big Band: Ooh, What An Outfit! New York City 1949   (2014)

The date and location of this live performance are not certain.

Soloists: Jackson (b), Kelly (b), Mitchell (b)


Date: August 24, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Capitol
Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Buddy DeFranco (ldr), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Harvey Leonard (p), Bob Carter (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 4272-D3    Bud's Invention - 2:36  (Buddy DeFranco)
     Capitol 45: F 15839   (1949)
     Capitol 45: Album CCF 322 — Classics In Jazz - Small Combos   
     Capitol EP: EBF 322 — Classics In Jazz - Small Combos   
     Capitol LP 10": H 322 — Classics In Jazz - Small Combos   (1952)
     Capitol (Eng.) LP 10": LC 6563 — Classics In Jazz - Small Combos   
     Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12": CR 8803 — The Cool Clarinets   
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 5700 — Jazz Into Cool   (1992)
b. 4273-3D1    Penthouse Serenade - 3:02  (Will Jason, Val Burton)
     Capitol 78: 57-747   (1949)
     Capitol (Eng.) 78: CL 13247   
     Telefunken (Ger.) 78: C 80087   
     Capitol EP: EAP 2-371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol LP 10": H 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   (1953)
     Capitol (Eng.) LP 10": LC 6598 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12": W 5502 — The Ages of Jazz, Vol. 2: Yesterdays - Birth of the Cool   
     Capitol LP 12": T 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Promo Sound CD: 19003 — Golden Years of Jazz: 1948-1955   (2006)
     Duke Marketing Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Legends   (2011)
     Duke Marketing Ltd. Digital Download: — Presenting the Gems of Jazz   (2011)
     Duke Marketing Ltd. Digital Download: — Presenting the Great Clarinetists   (2011)
c. 4274-1E    Extrovert - 2:54  (Harvey Leonard)
     Capitol 78: 57-747   (1949)
     Capitol (Eng.) 78: CL 13247   
     Telefunken (Ger.) 78: C 80087   
     Capitol EP: EAP 2-371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol LP 10": H 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   (1953)
     Capitol (Eng.) LP 10": LC 6598 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": M 11060 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   (1972)
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": 5C 052 80853 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   
     Capitol LP 12": T 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12": CR 8803 — The Cool Clarinets   
     Jazz Legends CD: 4005 — Illustrious Clarinetists of Jazz   
d. 4275    Good for Nothin' Joe - 2:46  (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler)
     Capitol EP: EAP 1-371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol LP 10": H 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   (1953)
     Capitol (Eng.) LP 10": LC 6598 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": M 11060 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   (1972)
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": 5C 052 80853 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   
     Capitol LP 12": T 371 — Classics In Jazz - Cool and Quiet   
     Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12": CR 8803 — The Cool Clarinets   
e. 4276    Aishie - 3:00  (Teddy Charles)
     Capitol 45: F 15847   (1949)
     Capitol 45: Album CCF 325 — Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom   
     Capitol EP: EAP 1-325 — Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom   
     Capitol EP: EBF 325 — Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom   
     Capitol LP 10": H 325 — Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom   (1952)
     Capitol (Eng.) LP 10": LC 6561 — Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom   
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": M 11060 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   (1972)
     Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12": W 5502 — The Ages of Jazz, Vol. 2: Yesterdays - Birth of the Cool   
     Capitol (Du.) LP 12": 5C 052 80853 — Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents   
     Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12": CR 8803 — The Cool Clarinets   
     Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD: 179 — Cool Jazz: New York 1947-1949   (2000)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741211/20 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1944-1951   (2002)
 
All titles on:      Hep (Eng.) CD: 77 — Buddy DeFranco and His Orchestra: 1949-52 Studio Performances   (2006)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 1445 — Buddy DeFranco 1949-1952   (2007)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — Essential Masters: Buddy DeFranco   (2009)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — The Very Best of Buddy DeFranco   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - DeFranco, Raney, DeFranco
Track b - DeFranco
Track c - Raney, DeFranco, Leonard, Charles
Track d - DeFranco, Raney, Charles, DeFranco
Track e - Raney, Charles, DeFranco


Date: September 30, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: National
Florence Wright (with quintet)

Florence Wright (ldr), Stan Webb (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mundell Lowe (g), Howard Biggs (p), Al Hall (b), Florence Wright (v)

a. NSC498    Deal Me a Hand (I'll Play the Game Anyway) - 2:55  (A. Clark)
     National 78: 9090   (1949)
b. NSC499    Farewell to Arms  (composer unknown)
     unissued
c. NSC500    Moody Music  (composer unknown)
     unissued
d. NSC501    The Game of Broken Hearts (Nobody Wins in the Game of Broken Hearts) - 2:27  (Don Larkin, Sally Clark, Eddie McMullan)
     National 78: 9090   (1949)

The disc labels (see below), somewhat surprisingly, indicate that Teddy Charles plays drums as well as vibraphone and that Stan Webb plays bass clarinet as well as tenor saxophone. This cannot be confirmed until the tracks have been auditioned.

Deal_Me_a_Hand_FWrightGame_of_Broken_Hearts_FWright


Date: March 26, 1951
Location: MGM Studio A, New York City
Label: MGM
Buddy DeFranco Big Band

Buddy DeFranco (ldr), Bernie Glow, Don Joseph, Dickie Mills, Dale Pierce (t), Frank Lane, Al Robertson, Fred Zito (tb), Andy Cicalese, Gene Quill (as), Buddy Arnold, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Teddy Corabi (p), Bill Anthony (b), Frank DeVito (d), Bonnie Richards (v)

a. 51-S-122-5    King Phillip Stomp - 2:48  (Buddy DeFranco)
     MGM LP 12": E 3611 — Forty Eight Stars of Jazz   (1957)
     Hep (Eng.) CD: 77 — Buddy DeFranco and His Orchestra: 1949-52 Studio Performances   (2006)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 1445 — Buddy DeFranco 1949-1952   (2007)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — Essential Masters: Buddy DeFranco   (2009)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — The Very Best of Buddy DeFranco   (2011)
b. 51-S-123-2    Body and Soul - 3:17  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
     MGM 78: 11007   (1951)
     Audio Park (Jpn.) CD: APCD 6102 — Modern Clarinet Stylists (1947-1953)   (2004)
     Hep (Eng.) CD: 77 — Buddy DeFranco and His Orchestra: 1949-52 Studio Performances   (2006)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 1445 — Buddy DeFranco 1949-1952   (2007)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — Essential Masters: Buddy DeFranco   (2009)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — The Very Best of Buddy DeFranco   (2011)
c. 51-S-124-4    I'm Stepping out with a Memory Tonight  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
     unissued
d. 51-S-125-2    Polka Dots and Moonbeams  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     unissued

Bonnie Richards (v) on c.

Teddy Charles solos on track a. Some sources indicate that "Body and Soul" was recorded on February 19, 1951 and that this session included a tune called "Rumpus Room." The information shown is taken from the Ruppli-Novitski MGM Label Discography and appears correct based on the sequence of matrix numbers.


Date: November 10, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Trio

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Don Roberts (g), Kenny O'Brien (b)

a. 245    I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     unissued
b. 246    O'Brien's a Fly'n - 2:25  (Teddy Charles)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
c. 247    This Is New - 2:13  (Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
d. 248    Ol' Man River - 3:44  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
e. 249    Liza  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn)
     unissued
f. 250    Tenderly - 3:07  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
g. 251    Basin Street Blues - 3:13  (Spencer Williams)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
h. 252    I'll Remember April - 2:52  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
     New Jazz 78: 838   (1952)
     Esquire (Eng.) 78: 10-384   
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
i. 253    The Lady Is a Tramp - 2:24  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     New Jazz 78: 838   (1952)
     Esquire (Eng.) 78: 10-384   
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
j. 254    Blue Moon - 2:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Prestige LP 10": PRLP 132 — Teddy Charles and His Trio   (1952)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)

New Jazz 78 No. 838 was issued as "The Teddy Cohen Trio" with Teddy Cohen on vibes. Teddy Charles was born Theodore Charles Cohen.

Soloists:
Track b - Charles, Roberts, O'Brien
Tracks c, d, f, h - Charles
Tracks g, j - Charles, Roberts
Track i - Roberts, Charles


Date: December 23, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Quartet: New Directions, Vol. 1

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Dick Nivison (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. 407    Edging Out - 4:10  (Teddy Charles)
     Prestige EP: EP 1350 — Teddy Charles New Directions With Jimmy Raney   (1953)
     Esquire (Eng.) EP: 72 — Teddy Charles New Directions with Jimmy Raney   (1953)
b. 408    Nocturne - 2:48  (Teddy Charles)
c. 409    Composition for Four Pieces - 1:33  (Jimmy Raney)
d. 410    A Night in Tunisia - 6:43  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Prestige EP: EP 1350 — Teddy Charles New Directions With Jimmy Raney   (1953)
     Esquire (Eng.) EP: 72 — Teddy Charles New Directions with Jimmy Raney   (1953)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 143 — New Directions (Vol. 1): Teddy Charles Quartet   (1953)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8295 — Ezz-thetic   (1962)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-122-2 — Collaboration West   (1993)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41278 — Ezz-thetic   (2005)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41756 — Ezz-thetic   (2006)

Soloists:
Track a - Raney, Charles
Tracks b-c - no inprovised solos
Track d - Charles, Raney, Nivison/Shaughnessy


Date: January 19, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Trio: New Directions, Vol. 2

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib, mar, x, glk), Hall Overton (p), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. 415    Decibels - 4:02  (Hall Overton)
b. 416    Mobiles - 3:59  (Hall Overton)
c. 417    Antiphony - 3:48  (Hall Overton)
d. 418    Metalizing - 4:07  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 150 — New Directions (Vol. 2): Charles/Overton/Shaughnessy   (1953)
     Golden Bell (Eng.) LP 10": ATL-LP 3 — Teddy Charles Trio: New Directions   (1955)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1927-2 — New Directions   (1999)

This is arguably the most avant-garde of the Teddy Charles New Directions series. It is very difficult to determine which portions of this music are written and which are improvised and the music has the character of a contemporary percussion ensemble. About these unusual recordings, Ira Gitler wrote in the liner notes to Prestige 150: "Each piece has a different shape based on a preconceived structure just as 'head' arrangements are. Each structure is divided into sections, and specific thematic material is devised for each section, but the final working out of this material depends on the most sensitive kind of rapport between the performers."


Date: February 20, 1953
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles West Coasters (sextet)

Teddy Charles (ldr), Frank Morgan (as), Wardell Gray (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Sonny Clark (p), Dick Nivison (b), Larance Marable (d)

a. 467    The Man I Love - 3:07  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Cabu (Fr.) CD: 532 — Cabu Jazz Masters Wardell Gray Anthologie, 1946-1953   (2007)
b. 468    Lavonne - 2:55  (Sonny Clark)
c. 469    So Long Broadway - 3:10  (Teddy Charles)
     Prestige 78: 889   (1954)
d. 470    Paul's Cause - 2:55  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Prestige EP: EP 1307 — Teddy Charles West Coasters   
     Esquire (Eng.) EP: 145 — Teddy Charles West Coasters   
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7008 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (1955)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7343 — Wardell Gray Memorial Album   (1964)
     Prestige LP 12": P 24062 — Central Avenue/Wardell Gray   (1976)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6601 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   
     Esquire (Eng.) LP 12": 32-016 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   
     Barclay (Fr.) LP 12": BLP 84045 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   
     Stateside (Eng.) LP 12": SL 10144 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-050-2 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (1992)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 60426 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (1999)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 413 — Teddy Charles & the Westcoasters: Adventures In California   (2006)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41367 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (2006)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41758 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (2006)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 9111 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (2007)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 1463 — Wardell Gray 1950-1955   (2008)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5208 — Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1   (2013)

Soloists:
Track a - Gray, Charles, Morgan, Gray, Charles/Gray (coda)
Track b - Clark, Morgan, Charles, Gray
Track c - Marable (intro), Morgan, Charles, Gray, Clark (last bridge)
Track d - Clark (intro), Gray, Charles, Morgan


Date: May 31, 1953
Location: The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Label: [private recording]
Lighthouse All-Stars with Stan Getz Live

Howard Rumsey (ldr), Bob Cooper, Stan Getz (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Russ Freeman (p), Howard Rumsey (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.     I Only Have Eyes for You - 5:23  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
b.     Jive at Five - 11:46  (Harry Edison)
c.     Moonlight in Vermont - 3:49  (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
d.    inc Love Me or Leave Me - 8:40  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
e.     So Long Broadway - 7:10  (Teddy Charles)
f.     Topsy - 6:45  (Ed Durham)
     Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CD: LAJI 001 — Modern Jazz A La Lighthouse   (2003)
 
All titles on:      Norma/Vantage (Jpn.) LP 12": NLP 5003 — Stan Getz: The Lighthouse Sessions, Vol. 1   
     Giant Steps (Eng.) CD: GSCR 022 — Stan Getz and the Lighthouse All-Stars   (2007)
     Absord (Jpn.) CD: ABCJ 525 — Stan Getz and the Lighthouse All-Stars 1954   (2009)

Bob Cooper (ts) on b, d-f; Stan Getz (ts) on a-b, d-f; Jimmy Giuffre (bar) on b-f; Teddy Charles (vib) on b, d-f.

On the last chorus of track d, the ensemble plays "Apple Core," Gerry Mulligan's line based on the chord changes of "Love Me Or Leave Me."

Soloists:
Track a - Getz, Getz/Manne (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Freeman (intro), Getz, Charles, Giuffre, Cooper, Freeman, Getz, Freeman
Track c - Getz, Giuffre
Track d - Freeman (intro), Giuffre, Getz, Charles, Cooper, Freeman, Getz
Track e - Getz, Charles, Giuffre, Cooper, Freeman
Track f - Giuffre, Charles, Cooper, Freeman, Getz


Date: August 17, 1953
Location: Carlton Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]
Teddy Charles Concert

Teddy Charles (ldr), Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers (t), Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Howard Roberts (g), Russ Freeman (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.     Popo  (Shorty Rogers)
b.     So Long Broadway  (Teddy Charles)
c.     Out of Nowhere  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
d.     Just One of Those Things  (Cole Porter)
e.     Curtis Counce  (composer unknown)
f.     Violetta  (John Nielson)
g.     Cherokee  (Ray Noble)
All titles unissued.

Chet Baker (t) on a; Shorty Rogers (t) on a; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on a; Russ Freeman (p) on a.

This was a concert recorded by Cecil Charles Spiller and has not been auditioned by me. The information comes from West Coast Jazz authority Jim Harrod.


Date: August 21, 1953
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Quartet: New Directions, Vol. 3

Teddy Charles (ldr), Shorty Rogers (t), Teddy Charles (vib), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 515    Wailing Dervish - 4:28  (Shorty Rogers)
b. 516    Variations on a Motive by Bud - 4:17  (Teddy Charles)
c. 517    Further Out - 5:40  (Teddy Charles)
d. 518    Etudiez Le Cahier - 3:45  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 164 — New Directions Vol. 3   (1953)
     Esquire (Eng.) LP 10": 20-034 — New Directions Vol. 3   
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7028 — Collaboration West   (1956)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-122 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6616 — Collaboration West   
     Music (It.) LP 12": LPM 2056 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-122-2 — Collaboration West   (1993)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 413 — Teddy Charles & the Westcoasters: Adventures In California   (2006)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5228 — Collaboration West   (2013)

Shorty Rogers is listed as "Jolly Roger" on Prestige PRLP 164.

Soloists (Note: these tracks have much simultaneous improvisation by Charles and Rogers; the following is a rough outline):
Track a - Rogers/Charles, Charles, Rogers, Counce, Charles
Track b - Charles, Rogers, Manne (call and response), Charles/Rogers
Track c - Rogers, Charles
Track d - Charles, Rogers


Date: August 31, 1953
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Quintet: New Directions, Vol. 4

Teddy Charles (ldr), Shorty Rogers (t), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar), Teddy Charles (vib, p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 519    Free - 4:18  (Shorty Rogers)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7078 — Evolution   (1957)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-1731 — Evolution   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6617 — Evolution   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1731-2 — Evolution   (1992)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5278 — Evolution   (2014)
b. 520    Evolution - 4:13  (Jimmy Giuffre)
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 323 — Evolution   (1958)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7078 — Evolution   (1957)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-1731 — Evolution   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6617 — Evolution   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1731-2 — Evolution   (1992)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5278 — Evolution   (2014)
c. 521    Margo - 4:49  (Teddy Charles)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7028 — Collaboration West   (1956)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-122 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6616 — Collaboration West   
     Music (It.) LP 12": LPM 2056 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-122-2 — Collaboration West   (1993)
d. 522    Bobalob - 6:56  (Teddy Charles)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7028 — Collaboration West   (1956)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-122 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6616 — Collaboration West   
     Music (It.) LP 12": LPM 2056 — Collaboration West   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-122-2 — Collaboration West   (1993)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 169 — New Directions Vol. 4   (1954)
     Blue Moon (Sp.) CD: BMCD 1048 — Jimmy Giuffre Vol. 3   (1995)
     Membran (Ger.) CD: 222473 — Creative West Coast Swing   (2005)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 413 — Teddy Charles & the Westcoasters: Adventures In California   (2006)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5228 — Collaboration West   (2013)
     Blue Moon (Sp.) CD: 99951 — The Complete 1947-1953 Small Group Sessions   

Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on a-c; (bar) on d; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-b, d; (p) on c.

Track d is a combination of two takes.

Soloists (Note: the composed and improvised sections of these tracks are closely intertwined; the following is a rough outline):
Track a - Giuffre (ts), Charles (vib), Rogers
Track b - Giuffre (ts), Charles/Giuffre, Rogers
Track c - Charles (p), Giuffre (ts), Rogers, Charles (p), Giuffre (ts)
Track d - Giuffre (bar), Rogers, Charles (vib), Charles (vib), Giuffre (bar), Rogers, Counce


Date: January 6, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles Quartet: New Directions, Vol. 5

Teddy Charles (ldr), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p), Teddy Charles (vib), Teddy Kotick (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Nancy Overton (v)

a. 544    Star Eyes - 4:25  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
b. 545    Nobody's Heart - 4:20  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Prestige 78: 889   (1954)
c. 546    Revelation - 5:43  (Gerry Mulligan)
d. 547    Loup-Garou - 4:37  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 178 — Teddy Charles Featuring Bob Brookmeyer - New Directions Vol. 5   (1954)
     Esquire (Eng.) LP 10": 20-043 — Teddy Charles Featuring Bob Brookmeyer - New Directions Vol. 5   
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7066 — The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer   (1956)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8294 — Revelation   (1963)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-1729 — The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer   (1990)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1729-2 — The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer   (1990)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10374 — The Street Swingers   (2009)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5266 — The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer   (2014)

Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) on a-c; (p) on c-d; Nancy Overton (v) on b.

The issue of track b on Prestige 78 No. 889 is edited with a timing of 2:12; the vibraphone and valve trombone solos are deleted resulting in a performance of essentially one chorus. Many thanks to Geoff Wheeler for noting this. Nancy Overton's "vocal" on this track is a dramatic recitation of the lyrics.

Soloists (Note: these tracks have much simultaneous improvisation by Charles and Brookmeyer; the following is a rough outline):
Track a - Brookmeyer (vtb)/Charles, Brookmeyer (vtb), Kotick, Charles/Brookmeyer (vtb)
Track b - Overton, Charles, Brookmeyer
Track c - Brookmeyer (vtb), Charles, Brookmeyer (p), Kotick (walking), Charles/Shaughnessy (4-bar exchanges)
Track d - Brookmeyer (p, intro), Brookmeyer (p), Charles, Shaughnessy


Date: February 1, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Groove

Sonny Terry (ldr), Sonny Terry (h, v), Teddy Charles (vib), Brownie McGhee (g), Lee Stanfield (b), Marty Wilson (d)

a. E4-HB-3500    Lost Jawbone  (Sonny Terry)
     Groove 78: 0015   (1954)
     Groove 45: 0015   (1954)
b. E4-HB-3502    I Took You in Baby  (composer unknown)
     unissued
c. E4-HB-3503    Juice Head Woman  (composer unknown)
     unissued
d. E4-HB-3507    Louise  (Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee)
     Groove 78: 0015   (1954)
     Groove 45: 0015   (1954)

Sonny Terry discographer Chris Smith reports that the matrix number of Louise shown (3507) is from an inspected copy of the issue. This differs from that given in standard discographies (3501) and suggests that more than the four tracks listed may have been recorded at this session. The matrix numbers of the unissued titles are untraced. Groove was a subsidiary of RCA Victor.


Date: February 12, 1954
Location: Studio 2, RCA Victor 24th Street Studios, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Mundell Lowe Quintet

Mundell Lowe (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib, cel), Mundell Lowe, Sal Salvador (g), Kenny O'Brien (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. E4-VB-3560    Spring Is Here - 3:54  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. E4-VB-3561    There Goes Rusty - 3:08  (Mundell Lowe)
 
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 10": LJM 3002 — The Mundell Lowe Quintet   (1954)

Teddy Charles (vib) on b; (cel) on a.

Teddy Charles is listed as "Stix Kahn" on the LP. No vibraphone can be heard on track a but rather, a celeste which is not credited in the LP liner notes. Charles remembered playing this instrument on the recording session. Discographies indicate that Charles performs on other tracks of the LP recorded in March of 1954; however, the personnel assignments given in the LP liner notes reveal his presence only on these two tracks.


Important caveat regarding the Earl Bostic sessions below of October 8 & 9, 1954 and January 27, 1955: In 1959, in King Records' Cincinnati, OH studios, Earl Bostic rerecorded many tunes in stereo that had originally been done in mono. The personnel on the stereo sessions bear no resemblance to those of the earlier ones. Although the stereo tracks were given new matrix numbers, they were issued by King on LPs with the same title, catalog number and content as the original mono versions leading to great confusion.


Date: October 8, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl Bostic Orchestra (nonet)

Earl Bostic (ldr), Blue Mitchell, Eldridge Morris (t), Earl Bostic (as), Benny Golson (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Shirley (g), Stash O'Laughlin (p), George Tucker (b), Granville T. Hogan (d)

a. K8501-1    Song of the Islands - 2:46  (Charles E. King)
     King 78: 4754   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1045   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 3991   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29043   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 20511   
     King 45: 4754   (1955)
     Odeon (Fr.) 45: 7MO 1146   
     King EP: 350 — Earl Bostic and His Orchestra   
     King LP 10": 295-95 — Earl Bostic Plays the Old Standards, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-529 — Let's Dance With Earl Bostic   (1956)
     Polydor International LP 12": 623.229 — The Best of Earl Bostic   
     See For Miles CD: SEECD 720 — Earl Bostic: The EP Collection, Vol. 2   (2000)
     Proper (Eng.) CD: Box 112 — The Earl Bostic Story   (2006)
     HiFi Hits Ltd. Digital Download: — Earl Bostic 40 HiFi Hits   (2012)
b. K8502-1    Cherry Bean - 2:21  (Alberto Pestalozza, Earl Bostic)
     King 78: 4799   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4049   
     King 45: 4799   (1955)
     King EP: 355 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-529 — Let's Dance With Earl Bostic   (1956)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
     HiFi Hits Ltd. Digital Download: — Earl Bostic 40 HiFi Hits   (2012)
c. K8503-1    Liebestraum - 2:43  (Franz Liszt)
     King 78: 4754   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1045   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 3991   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29043   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 20511   
     King 45: 4754   (1955)
     Odeon (Fr.) 45: 7MO 1146   
     King EP: 355 — Earl Bostic   
     Odeon (Fr.) EP: SOE 3559 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-95 — Earl Bostic Plays the Old Standards, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-529 — Let's Dance With Earl Bostic   (1956)
     Polydor International LP 12": 623.229 — The Best of Earl Bostic   
     Contour (Eng.) LP 12": 2870.115 — The Best of Earl Bostic   
     Proper (Eng.) CD: Box 112 — The Earl Bostic Story   (2006)
     HiFi Hits Ltd. Digital Download: — Earl Bostic 40 HiFi Hits   (2012)
d. K8504-1    Night and Day - 3:33  (Cole Porter)
     King 78: 4765   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1055   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4028   
     King 45: 4765   (1955)
     King EP: 355 — Earl Bostic   
     Odeon (Fr.) EP: 7MOE 2025 — Memories   
     King LP 10": 295-95 — Earl Bostic Plays the Old Standards, Volume 5   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) LP 10": PMD 1040 — Earl Bostic and His Alto Sax, No. 2   
     King LP 12": 395-503 — Earl Bostic For You   (1956)
     See For Miles CD: SEECD 720 — Earl Bostic: The EP Collection, Vol. 2   (2000)
     Definitive (Sp.) CD: DRCD 11295 — Earl Bostic Plays Jazz Standards   (2006)
     Proper (Eng.) CD: Box 112 — The Earl Bostic Story   (2006)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Earl Bostic For You   (2006)
 
All titles on:      Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)

Blue Mitchell (t) on a-b, d; Eldridge Morris (t) on a-b, d; Benny Golson (ts) on a-b, d.

It should be noted that versions of some of the above titles which appear on the King stereo LPs 529 (Let's Dance With Earl Bostick) and 503 (Bostic For You) and the corresponding CD reissues KCD-529 and KCD-503 were actually recorded in March and June of 1959 with completely different ensembles. It should also be noted that the version of "Liebestraum" on See For Miles SEECD 720 is not the one from this session as claimed on the CD insert but rather, the stereo remake of June 10, 1959 with different personnel. I have not confirmed that track d is, in fact, the take issued on Definitive DRCD 11295. No horns other than that of Bostic are audible on track c.


Date: October 9, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl Bostic Orchestra (nonet)

Earl Bostic (ldr), Blue Mitchell, Eldridge Morris (t), Earl Bostic (as), Benny Golson (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Shirley (g), Stash O'Laughlin (p), George Tucker (b), Granville T. Hogan (d), Sonny Carter (v)

a. K8505-1    Embraceable You - 2:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     King 78: 4765   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1055   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4028   
     King 45: 4765   (1955)
     Gusto (Dan.) 45: GT4 2052   
     King EP: 355 — Earl Bostic   
     Odeon (Fr.) EP: 7MOE 2025 — Memories   
     King LP 10": 295-95 — Earl Bostic Plays the Old Standards, Volume 5   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) LP 10": PMD 1040 — Earl Bostic and His Alto Sax, No. 2   
     King LP 12": 395-503 — Earl Bostic For You   (1956)
     Sing (Dan.) LP 12": 503 — For You   
     Polydor International LP 12": 623.270 — Memories   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Earl Bostic For You   (2006)
b. K8506-1    Sweet Lorraine - 2:41  (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish)
     King 78: 4776   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1050   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4003   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29014   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 41273   
     King 45: 4776   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 45: MSP 6162   
     Odeon (Fr.) 45: 7MO 1140   
     King EP: 406 — Alto-Tude   
     Parlophone (Eng.) EP: GEP 8637 — Bostic In Harlem   
     King LP 10": 295-95 — Earl Bostic Plays the Old Standards, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-525 — Dance Time   (1956)
     See For Miles CD: SEECD 688 — Earl Bostic: EP Collection   (1999)
     Definitive (Sp.) CD: DRCD 11295 — Earl Bostic Plays Jazz Standards   (2006)
     Proper (Eng.) CD: Box 112 — The Earl Bostic Story   (2006)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
c. K8507-1    I Solemnly Swear - 2:35  (Sonny Carter)
     King 78: 4756   (1955)
d. K8508-1    It's Strange But True - 2:46  (Limerick Knowles, Sidney Wyche)
     King 78: 4756   (1955)
 
All titles on:      Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)

Blue Mitchell (t) on c-d; Eldridge Morris (t) on c-d; Benny Golson (ts) on c-d; Sonny Carter (v) on c-d.

It should be noted that versions of titles a and b which appear on the King stereo LPs 503 (Bostic for You - also CD reissue KCD 503) and 525 (Dance Time), respectively, were actually recorded in March of 1959 with completely different ensembles. No horns other than that of Bostic are audible on tracks a and b. I have not confirmed that track b is, in fact, the take issued on Definitive DRCD 11295. Tracks c and d were originally issued under vocalist Sonny Carter's name.


Date: January 6, 1955
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet

Teddy Charles (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Charles Mingus (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 680    Violetta - 3:37  (John Nielson)
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 323 — Evolution   (1958)
b. 681    Relaxo Abstracto - 5:23  (Teddy Charles)
c. 682    Speak Low - 3:16  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 323 — Evolution   (1958)
d. 683    Jay Walkin' - 3:36  (J.R. Monterose)
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 323 — Evolution   (1958)
e. 684    The Night We Called It a Day - 2:41  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 323 — Evolution   (1958)
f. 685    I Can't Get Started - 7:10  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 206 — Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet   (1955)
     New Jazz LP 10": NJLP 1106 — Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet   (1955)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7078 — Evolution   (1957)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-1731 — Evolution   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6617 — Evolution   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1731-2 — Evolution   (1992)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5278 — Evolution   (2014)

This session may have been recorded on January 7, 1955. There is a discrepancy between the logs of Prestige Records (Jan. 6) and those of the engineer Rudy Van Gelder (Jan. 7).

Soloists:
Track a - Segal (intro), Monterose (head bridge), Charles, Monterose, Mingus
Track b - Charles (intro), Monterose, Charles, Monterose
Track c - Segal (intro), Charles, Monterose
Track d - Mingus, Charles, Monterose
Track e - Charles
Track f - Charles, Mingus, Monterose


Date: January 27, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax (nonet)

Earl Bostic (ldr), Johnny Coles, Elmon Wright (t), Earl Bostic (as), Benny Golson (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Shirley (g), Stash O'Laughlin (p), George Tucker (b), Granville T. Hogan (d), Sonny Carter (v)

a. K8515-2    Cocktails for Two - 2:29  (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
     King 78: 4790   (1955)
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29049   
     King 45: 4790   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 45: R 4104   
     King EP: 363 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-513 — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (1956)
     King LP 12": 395-515 — Alto-Tude   (1956)
     King LP 12": 638 — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (1959)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (2009)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Alto-Tude   (2009)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
b. K8516    Blue Moon - 2:24  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     King EP: 363 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-515 — Alto-Tude   (1956)
     Gusto (Dan.) LP 12": K-5010X — 14 Original Greatest Hits   
     Definitive (Sp.) CD: DRCD 11295 — Earl Bostic Plays Jazz Standards   (2006)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Alto-Tude   (2009)
c. K8517    Evening Star (Song to the Evening Star)  (Richard Wagner)
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
d. K8518-2    When Your Lover Has Gone - 2:27  (Einar A. Swan)
     King 78: 4790   (1955)
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29049   
     King 45: 4790   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 45: R 4104   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-515 — Alto-Tude   (1956)
     Polydor International LP 12": 623.229 — The Best of Earl Bostic   
     Contour (Eng.) LP 12": 2870.115 — The Best of Earl Bostic   
     Definitive (Sp.) CD: DRCD 11295 — Earl Bostic Plays Jazz Standards   (2006)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Alto-Tude   (2009)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
e. K8519-1    Remember - 2:38  (Irving Berlin)
     King 78: 4799   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4049   
     King 45: 4799   (1955)
     King EP: 363 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-515 — Alto-Tude   (1956)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Alto-Tude   (2009)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — The Legends Sing: Irving Berlin, Vol. 3   (2010)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
f. K8520-1    Melody of Love - 2:33  (Tom Glazer, Hans Engelmann)
     King 78: 4776   (1955)
     Parlophone (Fi.) 78: DPY 1050   
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: R 4003   
     Odeon (Ger.) 78: 29014   
     King 45: 4776   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 45: MSP 6162   
     Odeon (Fr.) 45: 7MO 1140   
     King EP: 363 — Earl Bostic   
     King LP 10": 295-103 — Earl Bostic & His Alto Sax, Volume 5   (1955)
     King LP 12": 395-515 — Alto-Tude   (1956)
     Classics (Fr.) CD: 5179 — Earl Bostic 1954-1955   (2007)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Alto-Tude   (2009)
     AP Music Ltd. Digital Download: — Jazz Masters: Earl Bostic   (2011)
g. K8521    Gotta Go  (composer unknown)
     unissued

Sonny Carter (v) on g.

It should be noted that versions of titles a-f which appear on the King stereo LP 515 (Alto-Tude) were actually recorded in June of 1959 with completely different ensembles. I have not confirmed that tracks b and d are, in fact, the takes issued on Definitive DRCD 11295.


Date: February 16, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl King Band (sextet)

Earl 'Connelly' King (ldr), Henry Glover (t), Johnny Burdine (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Leo Spann (b), Emmanuel Sims (d), Earl 'Connelly' King (v)

a. K8528-1    My House Is Not a Home - 2:18  (Henry Glover, Eunice Davis)
     King 78: 4798   (1955)
     King 45: 4798   (1955)
     Gusto Digital Download: GUS 2303 — Big Blue Diamonds   (2013)
b. K8529-1    Gratefully - 2:40  (Bert Gold, Phil Medley)
     King 78: 4780   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: DP 511   
     King 45: 4780   (1955)
c. K8530-1    Don't Take It so Hard - 2:43  (Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton)
     King 78: 4780   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 78: DP 511   
     King 45: 4780   (1955)
     King 45: 5670   (1962)
     King EP: EP 387 — Earl King   
     King LP 12": 395-513 — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (1956)
     King LP 12": 638 — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (1959)
     King LP 12": 792 — Forgotten Million Sellers   (1962)
     King LP 12": KS 16007 — Old King Gold Volume 7   (1975)
     King CD: 513 — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (1994)
     King CD: KBSCD 7002 — King R&B Box Set   (1996)
     Empire Musicwerks CD: 39078 — Soul Gems: The Rarest Soul   (2003)
     Varèse Sarabande CD: 066 598 2 — Dealing With the Devil: 25 Essential Blues Masters   (2004)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — All Star Rock & Roll Revue   (2009)
     Gusto Digital Download: GUS 2303 — Big Blue Diamonds   (2013)
d. K8531-1    Old Faithful and True Love - 2:21  (Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton)
     King 78: 4798   (1955)
     King 45: 4798   (1955)
     Gusto Digital Download: GUS 2303 — Big Blue Diamonds   (2013)

Date: March 11, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bubber Johnson Band

Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (ldr), David Van Dyke (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (p, v), Wendell Marshall (b), Thomas J. Hunter (d), Others Unknown (var)

a. K8551-1    Ding Dang Doo - 2:40  (Robert Johnson)
     King 78: 4793   (1955)
     King 45: 4793   (1955)
b. K8552-1    A Crazy Afternoon - 2:21  (Henry Glover)
     King 78: 5068   (1957)
     King 45: 5068   (1957)
     King LP 12": 569 — Come Home   (1956)
     King CD: KCD-569 — Come Home   (1987)
c. K8553-1    Drop Me a Line - 2:46  (Robert Johnson, Hazel Johnson)
     King 78: 4793   (1955)
     King 45: 4793   (1955)
     King LP 12": 624 — Sweet Love Songs   (1959)
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
d. K8554    I Lost Track of Everything - 2:59  (Robert Johnson)
     King LP 12": 569 — Come Home   (1956)
     King CD: KCD-569 — Come Home   (1987)

The personnel are incomplete. Unknown backup singers, a harpist, reeds and a string section are present on this session.


Date: May 27, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: London (Eng.)
Ralph Sharon Sextet: Easy Jazz

Ralph Sharon (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Joe Puma (g), Ralph Sharon (p), Charles Mingus (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.     Manhattan - 3:12  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
b.     Two Sleepy People - 3:17  (Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser)
c.     Have You Met Miss Jones? - 3:23  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
d.     Man on the Couch - 3:23  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
e.     Just Because We're Kids - 3:03  (Ralph Sharon)
f.     Darn That Dream - 3:27  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie De Lange)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
g.     Mood for Mitch - 5:26  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
h.     There's a Small Hotel - 3:20  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
i.     Love Walked In - 2:46  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
j.     Can't Get out of This Mood - 2:42  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
k.     Plutocrat at the Automat - 3:08  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
l.     Slightly Oliver - 3:09  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
 
All titles on:      London (Eng.) LP 12": LL 1488 — Easy Jazz   (1956)

J.R. Monterose is incorrectly listed as "Jack Montrose" and "J.R. Montrose" on the London LP jacket and his instrument is also wrongly listed as alto sax. Track j is listed as "Can't Get Out Of This Dream" on the LP jacket. A bongo drum is audible on track e which may be a simulation produced by Puma's guitar. The correct track order is as shown above (side 1: tracks a-f; side 2: tracks g-l) and not that given on the back of the LP jacket. Fresh Sound CD 320 was issued under J.R. Monterose's name and is a collection of tracks from several sessions on which he was present.

Soloists:
Track a - Monterose, Charles, Sharon
Track b - Sharon, Mingus (coda)
Track c - Monterose, Sharon, Puma, Charles
Track d - Monterose
Track e - Sharon
Track f - Mingus (head bridge), Charles, Puma, Monterose, Sharon, Mingus (last bridge)
Track g - Monterose, Charles, Puma, Sharon, Mingus, Clarke
Track h - Puma, Charles, Monterose, Sharon
Track i - Charles, Puma, Sharon, Monterose
Track j - Sharon
Track k - Sharon, Monterose, Puma
Track l - Monterose, Charles, Puma, Sharon


Date: July 8, 1955
Location: Audio-Video Recording Co., 730 Fifth Ave., New York City
Label: Debut
Miles Davis Quintet: Blue Moods

Miles Davis (ldr), Miles Davis (t), Britt Woodman (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Charles Mingus (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.     Nature Boy - 6:12  (Eden Ahbez) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Debut (Dan.) EP: DEP-27 — Blue Moods, Vol. 1   
     Vogue (Eng.) EP: EPV 1191 — Miles Davis Presented By Charles Mingus   
     Debut CD: 4DCD-4420-2 — The Debut Records Story   (1997)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-3702-2 — Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Debut/Period   (2002)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741421/30 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1955   (2006)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-6019-2 — Miles Davis Plays for Lovers   (2006)
     Definitive (Sp.) CD: DRCD 11376 — Jazz For Readers, Vol. 1   (2007)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-30802 — Muted Miles   (2008)
     Disconforme/Greatest Hits (Sp.) CD: CDX 7723 — Miles Davis: Greatest Ballads   (2010)
     Giant Steps (Eng.) CD: GSCR 037 — Miles In the Movies   (2010)
     AML Digital Download: — Valentines Smooth Jazz   (2007)
     DISCMEDIA S.A. Digital Download: — Miles Davis: A Trumpet vs. Darkness   (2008)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Summertime: Jazz On a Summer's Day   (2009)
b.     Alone Together - 7:13  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Charles Mingus
     Debut (Dan.) EP: DEP-27 — Blue Moods, Vol. 1   
     Vogue (Eng.) EP: EPV 1191 — Miles Davis Presented By Charles Mingus   
     Boplicity (Eng.) LP 12": BOP M9 — Bop City: Midnight   
     Debut CD: 4DCD-4420-2 — The Debut Records Story   (1997)
c.     There's No You - 8:01  (Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Debut (Dan.) EP: DEP-28 — Blue Moods, Vol. 2   
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741421/30 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1955   (2006)
d.     Easy Living - 5:02  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Debut (Dan.) EP: DEP-28 — Blue Moods, Vol. 2   
     Musica Jazz (It.) LP 12": 2 MJP-1041 — Miles Davis   
     Debut CD: 4DCD-4420-2 — The Debut Records Story   (1997)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-6019-2 — Miles Davis Plays for Lovers   (2006)
     Disconforme/Greatest Hits (Sp.) CD: CDX 7723 — Miles Davis: Greatest Ballads   (2010)
 
All titles on:      Vogue (Eng.) LP 10": LDE 191 — Miles Davis   
     Debut LP 12": DEB 120 — Blue Moods   (1955)
     Fantasy LP 12": 6001/86001 — Blue Moods   (1961)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 24022 — Miles Davis - Collector's Items   (1973)
     Debut LP 12": OJC-043 — Blue Moods   (1983)
     Swing (Fr.) LP 12": LDM 30.035 — Blue Moods   
     Vocalion (Eng.) LP 12": LAEF 584 — Blue Moods   
     America (Fr.) LP 12": 30AM6051 — Blue Moods   
     Fantasy (Jpn.) LP 12": LFR 8857 — Blue Moods   
     Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": LP 8814 — Blue Moods   
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": VIJ 5009 — Blue Moods   
     Carrere (Fr.) LP 12": 68.314 — Miles Davis - Collector's Items   
     Debut CD: OJCCD-043-2 — Blue Moods   (1990)
     Debut CD: 12DCD-4402-2 — Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings   (1990)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 23054 — Blue Moods   (1992)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 2044 — Blue Moods   (1996)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41251 — Blue Moods   (2005)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24022 — Miles Davis - Collector's Items   (2007)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 9303 — Blue Moods   (2008)
     Jazz Track (Sp.) CD: JT 934 — Miles Ahead/Blue Moods   (2008)
     Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CD: EJC 55440 — Miles Davis & Milt Jackson: Complete Recordings   (2009)

This session has been incorrectly listed in most sources, including the CD reissues, as having been recorded on July 9, 1955 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio.

Soloists:
Track a - Davis, Mingus
Track b - Davis, Charles, Mingus
Track c - Davis, Charles, Mingus, Woodman, Davis/Jones (4-bar exchanges)
Track d - Davis, Charles, Davis


Date: July 12, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: King
Earl King Band (sextet)

Earl 'Connelly' King (ldr), David Van Dyke (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Specs Powell (d), Earl 'Connelly' King (v)

a. K8575-1    I Get so Happy - 2:37  (Henry Glover)
     King 78: 4824   (1955)
     King 45: 4824   (1955)
     Gusto Digital Download: GUS 2303 — Big Blue Diamonds   (2013)
b. K8576-2    Someone Who Cares  (Bert Gold, Rafe Irwin, Phil Medley)
     King 78: 4824   (1955)
     King 45: 4824   (1955)
c. K8577-1    Big Blue Diamonds - 2:49  (Earl Carson)
     King 78: 4889   (1955)
     King 45: 4889   (1955)
     King 45: 5670   (1962)
     King LP 12": KS 16009 — Old King Gold Volume 9   (1975)
     Collectables CD: COL-2884 — The Very Best of King/Federal/Deluxe, Vol. 2   
     Gusto Digital Download: GUS 2303 — Big Blue Diamonds   (2013)
d. K8578-1    Look Me in the Eye - 2:40  (Richard Jackson)
     King 78: 4920   (1955)
     King 45: 4920   (1955)

Date: July 15, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bubber Johnson Band

Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (ldr), David Van Dyke (ts), Betty Glamann (hrp), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Arnold Jarvis (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Specs Powell (d), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. K8579    Have a Little Faith in Me - 2:28  (Robert Johnson)
     King 78: 4939   (1955)
     King 45: 4939   (1955)
     Parlophone (Eng.) 45: R 4259   
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
b. K8580-1    Come Home - 2:54  (Robert Johnson)
     King 78: 4822   (1955)
     King 45: 4822   (1955)
     King LP 12": 792 — Forgotten Million Sellers   (1962)
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
     King CD: KCD 1403 — Original Blues   (1996)
     Gusto Digital Download: — Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959   (2006)
c. K8581-1    There'll Be No One - 2:31  (Robert Johnson, Stephen Devoursney)
     King 78: 4822   (1955)
     King 45: 4822   (1955)
d. K8582    My Lonely Heart - 2:50  (Robert Johnson, Anthony Masillo)
     King 78: 4939   (1955)
     King 45: 4939   (1955)
     President (Eng.) EP: PRC 64   (1957)
 
All titles on:      King LP 12": 569 — Come Home   (1956)
     King CD: KCD-569 — Come Home   (1987)

The personnel are incomplete. Unidentified additional reeds, backup vocalists and strings are present on this session.


Date: July 17, 1955
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]
Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop Live at Newport

Charles Mingus (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Eddie Bert, Britt Woodman (tb), John La Porta (as, cl), Teo Macero (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Charles Mingus (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.     Scrapple from the Apple  (Charlie Parker)
b.     T.C.'s Groove  (Teo Macero)
c.     Minor Intrusion  (Charles Mingus)
d.     Duo Improvisation  (Charles Mingus, John LaPorta)
e.     Vibrations  (Mal Waldron)
f.     Sounds of May  (Teo Macero)
g.     The Emperor  (Teddy Charles)
h.     Non-sectarian  (Charles Mingus)
All titles unissued.

Art Farmer (t) on a-c, e-h; Eddie Bert (tb) on a-c, e-h; Britt Woodman (tb) on a-c, e-h; Teo Macero (ts) on a-c, e-h; John La Porta (cl) on a-c, e-h; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c, e-h; Mal Waldron (p) on a-c, e-h; Elvin Jones (d) on a-c, e-h.

This performance was a Voice of America radio broadcast which has, apparently, never been issued. It was part of a panel discussion Jazz from the Inside Out on Sunday afternoon of the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival. Tapes of this event are stored at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress documentation indicates a title "Sounds of April" which is most likely a misidentification of Teo Macero's composition "Sounds of May." An online Charles Mingus discography lists "Non-sectarian" as one of the tracks performed but this title is not among those given in the Library of Congress documentation. Track d is a Mingus/LaPorta duet. I have not auditioned these performances.


Date: January 6, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Barrow (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1806    Green Blues  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     unissued
b. 1807    Nature Boy - 6:22  (Eden Ahbez) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 259 — The Teddy Charles Tentet, Vol. 2   (1957)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
c. 1808    The Quiet Time - 5:48  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 258 — The Teddy Charles Tentet, Vol. 1   (1957)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)

Art Farmer was listed on the original LP issue (Atlantic 1229) as "Peter Urban."

Soloists:
Track b - Charles, Raney, Charles
Track c - Charles


Date: January 10, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Lavern Baker and Band

Lavern Baker (ldr), John Barrows (fh), Sam 'The Man' Taylor (ts), Dave McRae (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), George Barnes (g), Ernie Hayes (p), Lloyd Trotman (b), Panama Francis (d), Jimmy Breedlove (w, bkv), Eddie Barnes, Abel De Costa, Ollie Jones, Robie Kirk (bkv), Lavern Baker (v)

a. 1809-2    Tra-la-la - 2:09  (Johnny Parker)
     Atlantic 78: 1116   (1956)
     Atlantic 45: 1116   (1956)
     Atlantic EP: 588 — Lavern Baker: Jim Dandy   (1957)
     Atlantic LP 12": 8007 — Lavern Baker   (1957)
     Atco LP 12": SD 33-372 — Lavern Baker: Her Greatest Recordings   (1971)
     Sequel (Eng.) CD: RSACD 910 — Rock 'N' Roll with Lavern Baker   (1997)
     Collectables CD: VCL-6224 — Lavern/Lavern Baker   (1998)
     Collectables CD: 44 — The Legend At Her Best   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-9979 — Jim Dandy   (2006)
     Collectables CD: COL-1109 — Only the Best of Lavern Baker   (2008)
     Blue Orchid Digital Download: — Big Hits & Highlights of 1956   (2011)
b. 1810    Miracles - 2:44  (Jerry Samuels, Feiler)
     Atlantic 78: 1163   (1956)
     Atlantic 45: 1163   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 8002 — Lavern   (1956)
     Sequel (Eng.) CD: RSACD 909 — Lavern   (1997)
     Collectables CD: VCL-6224 — Lavern/Lavern Baker   (1998)
     Collectables CD: 44 — The Legend At Her Best   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-1109 — Only the Best of Lavern Baker   (2008)
     DAYL Digital Download: — Ladies Sing Jazz   (2010)
c. 1811    Get Up, Get Up You Sleepy Head - 2:18  (Jim Breedlove, Joan White)
     Atlantic 78: 1087   (1956)
     Atlantic 45: 1087   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 8007 — Lavern Baker   (1957)
     Atlantic CD: 7 82311-2 — Soul On Fire: The Best of Lavern Baker   (1991)
     Sequel (Eng.) CD: RSACD 910 — Rock 'N' Roll with Lavern Baker   (1997)
     Collectables CD: VCL-6224 — Lavern/Lavern Baker   (1998)
     Collectables CD: 44 — The Legend At Her Best   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-9979 — Jim Dandy   (2006)
     Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD: 8122 79995 5 — Lavern Baker: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-1109 — Only the Best of Lavern Baker   (2008)
d. 1812    I'll Still Do the Same for You - 2:36  (Joe Thomas)
     Atlantic 78: 1093   (1956)
     Atlantic 45: 1093   (1956)
     Official (Dan.) LP 12": 6042 — Lavern Baker: Hits and Rarities   
     Sequel (Eng.) CD: RSACD 909 — Lavern   (1997)
 
All titles on:      Classics (Fr.) CD: 5186 — Lavern Baker 1955-1957   (2008)
     Jasmine (Eng.) CD: JASCD 537 — It's So Fine: The Complete Singles As & Bs 1953-1959   (2010)
     Chacra Music Licensing/BFM Digital Digital Download: — Lavern Baker: The Classic Years   (2012)

Jimmy Breedlove (w) on c.

The backup vocal quintet was known as The Gliders and also as The Cues. I have found one source that indicates Teddy Charles was also present on the Atlantic Lavern Baker session of December 21, 1955 that produced "Jim Dandy," "Mine All Mine," "My Happiness Forever" and "Fee Fi Fo Fum" but this is as yet unconfirmed.


Date: January 11, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Barrow (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1813    Green Blues - 4:07  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 259 — The Teddy Charles Tentet, Vol. 2   (1957)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD: FA 5392 — East Coast Jazz Workshops: New York, 1954-1961   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
b. 1814    You Go to My Head - 4:27  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
c. 1815    Show Time  (Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
     unissued

Art Farmer was listed on the original LP issue (Atlantic 1229) as "Peter Urban."

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Monterose, Harris
Track b - Charles, Raney, Charles


Date: January 17, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles Tentet

Teddy Charles (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1831    Vibrations - 6:14  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mal Waldron
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 258 — The Teddy Charles Tentet, Vol. 1   (1957)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Franklin Mint LP 12": Vols. 33-36 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Great Arrangers and Composers   (1984)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
b. 1832    The Emperor - 8:08  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
c. 1833    Lydian M-1 - 4:26  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1956)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 81705-1 — Atlantic Jazz: Post Bebop   (1987)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 90983-1 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 6054 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 4551 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ K15034 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: 30XD 1035 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: 81712-2 — Atlantic Jazz: 12 Volume Box Set   (1990)
     Atlantic CD: 7 81705-2 — Atlantic Jazz: Post Bebop   (1990)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: AMCY 1046 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1991)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2001)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741471/80 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1956   (2007)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 25155 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 534 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2008)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27136 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2012)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     Marathon Media International Ltd. (Eng.) Digital Download: — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (2009)
     AJB Music Digital Download: — Jazz Story 1   (2012)
d. 1834    Majors  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     unissued

Art Farmer was listed on the original LP issue (Atlantic 1229) as "Peter Urban."

Soloists:
Track a - Gryce, Raney, Waldron, Charles, Gryce, Monterose
Track b - Gryce, Monterose, Schlinger, Raney, Waldron, Charles, Farmer
Track c - Charles, Raney, Monterose


Date: May 28, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Federal
Jimmy Tyler Band (sextet)

Jimmy Tyler (ldr), Jimmy Tyler (as, ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Andy Gibson (p), Abie Baker (b), Cliff Leeman (d)

a. F1209    Unknown Title
     unissued
b. F1210    Indian Love Call - 2:20  (Rudolph Friml, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Federal 78: 12275   (1956)
c. F1211    I'm Beginning to See the Light  (Duke Ellington, Harry James, Don George, Johnny Hodges)
     unissued
d. F1212    Pink Clouds - 2:27  (Jimmy Tyler)
     Federal 78: 12275   (1956)

I have not auditioned these tracks.


Date: June 18, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Metronome All Stars 1956

Thad Jones (t), Eddie Bert (tb), Lee Konitz (as), Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts), Serge Chaloff (bar), Tony Scott (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Tal Farlow (g), Billy Taylor (p), Charles Mingus (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. 2860-1    Billie's Bounce - 20:30  (Charlie Parker)
     Clef LP 12": MGC 743 — Metronome All Stars 1956   (1956)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 8030 — Metronome All Stars 1956   (1957)
     Verve LP 12": V 8030 — Metronome All Stars 1956   (1961)
     Verve (Jpn.) LP 12": MV 2510 — Metronome All Stars 1956   
     Barclay (Fr.) LP 12": GLP 3586 — Metronome All Stars 1956   

The rest of this album features the Count Basie Band, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and George Wallington. An unissued take of Billie's Bounce, without Thad Jones, apparently exists.

Solo Order: Blakey, Mingus (walking), Sims, Bert, Chaloff, Mingus, Charles, Scott, Taylor, Cohn, Farlow, Konitz, Blakey, Jones, Mingus (walking)


Date: July 7, 1956
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]
Teddy Charles Tentet Live at Newport

Teddy Charles (ldr), Jon Eardley (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Gigi Gryce (as), Hal Stein (ts), George Barrow (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Hall Overton (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), David Broekman (con)

a.     Show Time - 4:33  (Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
b.     The Quiet Time - 5:35  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
c.     You Go to My Head - 4:01  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Gil Evans
d.     Green Blues - 4:28  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     The Emperor - 12:15  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
f.     Word from Bird - 9:23  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
All titles unissued.

David Broekman (con) on f.

Tapes of this Voice of America broadcast are held at the Library of Congress.

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Gryce, Eardley, Galbraith
Track b - Charles
Track c - Charles, Galbraith
Track d - Charles, Stein, Shaughnessy
Track e - Gryce, Stein, Barrow, Butterfield, Galbraith, Overton, Charles, Eardley, Shaughnessy
Track f - Gryce, Charles, Eardley


Date: August 1956
Location: Audiosonic Studio, New York City
Label: Debut
Alonzo Levister Ensemble: Manhattan Monodrama

Alonzo Levister (ldr), Louis Mucci (t), John La Porta (as, cl), Lorin Bernsohn (vc), Teddy Charles (vib, per, bo), Arne Gold (x, per), Alonzo Levister (p), Morris Lang (tmp), Jackson Wiley (con)

a.     Conclave - 2:35  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
b.     Leap Frog - 2:52  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
c.     Black Swan - 3:24  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
     Debut CD: 4DCD-4420-2 — The Debut Records Story   (1997)
d.     Sugar Hill Strut - 1:53  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
e.     Slow Dance - 4:29  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
f.     Manhattan Monodrama (Ballet Suite) - First Movement - 6:08  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
g.     Manhattan Monodrama (Ballet Suite) - Second Movement - 5:46  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
h.     Manhattan Monodrama (Ballet Suite) - Final Movement - 4:02  (Alonzo Levister) / arr: Alonzo Levister
 
All titles on:      Debut LP 12": DEB 125 — Manhattan Monodrama   (1956)

Louis Mucci (t) on b-h; John La Porta (as) on a-b, g; (cl) on c-f, h; Teddy Charles (vib) on b, e; (per) on a-b, d, f-h; (bo) on c; Arne Gold (x) on d, f-h; (per) on a-c; Morris Lang (tmp) on a-b, d-h.

This fascinating session is perhaps best characterized as jazz-influenced, contemporary chamber music. Most of the solo sections seem written out but Teddy Charles's vibraphone solo on track e sounds improvised.


Date: August 30, 1956
Location: Music Inn, Lenox, MA
Label: Atlantic
Jimmy Giuffre Quartet at Live Music Inn

Jimmy Giuffre (ldr), Jimmy Giuffre (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d)

a. 3358    The Quiet Time - 6:49  (Jimmy Giuffre)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1298 — Historic Jazz Concert At Music Inn   (1958)
     Mosaic LP 12": MQ10-176 — The Complete Capitol and Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre   (2003)
     Mosaic CD: MD6-176 — The Complete Capitol and Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre   (1997)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10203 — The Modern Jazz Quartet & Jimmy Giuffre: Complete Recordings   (2006)
     Avid (Eng.) CD: AMSC 948 — Jimmy Giuffre: Four Classic Albums Plus   (2008)

Solo order: Charles, Giuffre


Date: October 23, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles Tentet: Word From Bird

Teddy Charles (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Eddie Bert (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Hal Stein (as), Bob Newman (ts), George Barrow (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Hall Overton (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. 2199    Word from Bird - 10:06  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
b. 2200    Show Time - 6:04  (Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
 
Both titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1274 — Word From Bird   (1956)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 7537 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": AMJY 1274 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Koch CD: KOC-CD-8542 — Word From Bird   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6747 — Word From Bird   (2006)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 2240 — The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet: Vibrations   (2007)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27238 — Word From Bird   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Word From Bird   (2009)

Eddie Bert (tb) on a; Jim Buffington (frh) on a.

Soloists:
Track a - Stein, Charles, Farmer, Newman
Track b - Charles, Stein, Newman, Farmer, Raney


Date: November 12, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles Quartet: Word From Bird

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Hall Overton (p), Charles Mingus (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. 2188    Laura - 5:00  (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1274 — Word From Bird   (1956)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 7537 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": AMJY 1274 — Word From Bird   
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions of a Man: Complete Mingus Atlantic Recordings 1956-61   (1997)
     Koch CD: KOC-CD-8542 — Word From Bird   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6747 — Word From Bird   (2006)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27238 — Word From Bird   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Word From Bird   (2009)
b. 2189    Unknown Title
     unissued
c. 2201    When Your Lover Has Gone - 2:27  (Einar A. Swan)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1274 — Word From Bird   (1956)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 7537 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": AMJY 1274 — Word From Bird   
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions of a Man: Complete Mingus Atlantic Recordings 1956-61   (1997)
     Koch CD: KOC-CD-8542 — Word From Bird   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6747 — Word From Bird   (2006)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27238 — Word From Bird   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Word From Bird   (2009)
d. 2202   inc Just One of Those Things - 5:59  (Cole Porter)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1274 — Word From Bird   (1956)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 7537 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": AMJY 1274 — Word From Bird   
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions of a Man: Complete Mingus Atlantic Recordings 1956-61   (1997)
     Koch CD: KOC-CD-8542 — Word From Bird   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6747 — Word From Bird   (2006)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27238 — Word From Bird   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Word From Bird   (2009)
e. 2203    Blue Greens - 11:39  (Teddy Charles)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1274 — Word From Bird   (1956)
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": P 7537 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12": AMJY 1274 — Word From Bird   
     Atlantic CD: 7 90983-2 — The Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions of a Man: Complete Mingus Atlantic Recordings 1956-61   (1997)
     Koch CD: KOC-CD-8542 — Word From Bird   (2000)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6747 — Word From Bird   (2006)
     Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CD: WPCR 27238 — Word From Bird   (2013)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Word From Bird   (2009)

Apparently, all titles were recorded on this date even though the matrix numbers are not in sequence and suggest two different sessions. Track d fades out during the bass solo.

Soloists:
Track a - Charles
Track c - Charles
Track d - Shaughnessy (intro), Charles, Mingus
Track e - Charles, Overton, Mingus, Charles/Shaughnessy (4-bar exchanges)


Date: January 18, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Gil Melle Septet

Gil Melle (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Hal McKusick (as), unknown (ts), Gil Melle (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Vinnie Burke (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 1058    Funk for Star People - 6:37  (Gil Melle) / arr: Gil Melle
b. 1059    Golden Age - 6:46  (Gil Melle) / arr: Gil Melle
c. 1060    Herbie - 4:21  (Gil Melle) / arr: Gil Melle
 
All titles on:      Prestige CD: OJCCD-1753-2 — Gil's Guests   (1990)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) CD: VICJ 41385 — Gil's Guests   (2006)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 479_2 — The Complete Prestige Recordings (1956-1957)   (2008)
     Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Gil Melle   (2010)

These 3 tracks were never issued on the original LP, Prestige 7063 and apparently destined for an LP that was never completed. The personnel have generated much controversy. Here is an historical summary:
1. Donald Byrd (t), Phil Woods (as), Gil Melle (bar), Joe Cinderella (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Ed Thigpen (d)
This lineup appears first in:
(a) Jepsen's Jazz Records 1942-1962 (1963) and repeated in:
(b) Ruppli's Prestige Records Discography, 1972 and 1980 editions;
(c) Bruyninckx Discography, 1977 and 1987 editions;
(d) Liner notes to Prestige OJCCD-1753-2 (1990).
2. The Lord Discography (1996 print edition) shows: Art Farmer (t), Hal McKusick (as), poss. Seldon Powell (ts), Gil Melle (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), poss. George Duvivier (b), poss. Shadow Wilson (d).
3. Personnel provided by Gil Melle in a 1999 interview with Rudy Van Gelder historian Dan Skea: Art Farmer (t), Hal McKusick (as), Zoot Sims (ts), Gil Melle (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Joe Cinderella (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Ed Thigpen (d). Melle was particularly emphatic about the presence of Sims and Charles and frustrated by their omission from the Original Jazz Classics CD liner notes.
4. Personnel in the Bruyninckx Discography, 2004 pdf edition - same as 2.
5. Personnel shown on Fresh Sound FSR-CD 479_2 (2008) and in the Lord Discography, current online version (2009): Art Farmer (t), Hal McKusick (as), Seldon Powell (ts), Gil Melle (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), George Duvivier (b), Shadow Wilson (d).

After being troubled by this session for years, I recently (August 2009) have revisited it in an attempt to definitively identify the participants. Unfortunately, that goal remains elusive. Nonetheless, here are some of my conclusions:
1. The early information, repeated on the 1990 CD reissue, is wrong. A vibraphone and tenor sax are clearly audible and the trumpeter and alto saxophonist are definitely NOT Byrd and Woods, respectively.
2. No guitar is audible on any of the tracks.
3. The musicians present beyond any doubt (aural evidence) are Farmer, McKusick, Melle and Charles.
4. Despite what Melle indicated in the 1999 interview, the tenor saxophonist is NOT Zoot Sims based on aural evidence (confirmed in a phone conversation and email exchange with Hal McKusick). It could very well be Seldon Powell but to me, that remains insufficiently substantiated and so I am listing the tenor sax player as unknown until I find compelling evidence for Powell or anyone else.
5. The bassist and drummer sound to me much more like Burke and Thigpen than Duvivier and Wilson, respectively. Hal McKusick's recollections of the session lean in the same direction.

Soloists:
Track a - tenor sax, Farmer, Melle, Charles
Track b - Melle, Charles, McKusick
Track c - McKusick, Farmer, tenor sax, Burke


Date: February 16, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Olio (sextet)

Thad Jones (t), Frank Wess (ts, f), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. 1100    Touche - 6:25  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mal Waldron
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24275-2 — The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 3: The All Star Jam Sessions   (1990)
b. 1101    Potpourri - 6:04  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mal Waldron
     Prestige CD: PRCD-11024-2 — Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album   (1998)
c. 1102    Blues Without Woe - 7:58  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
d. 1103    Hello Frisco - 6:22  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 325 — Olio   (1958)
e. 1104    Dakar - 6:58  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Metronome (Swd.) EP: MEP 325 — Olio   (1958)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-11024-2 — Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album   (1998)
f. 1105    Embraceable You - 4:17  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7084 — Olio   (1957)
     Prestige LP 12": P 24107 — After Hours   (1982)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": VIJ 5026 — Olio   
     Esquire (Eng.) LP 12": 32-065 — Olio   
     Status LP 12": ST 8310 — Touche   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1004-2 — Olio   (1999)
     Dutton Vocalion (Eng.) CD: CDNJT 5307 — Mad Thad & Olio   (2008)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5284 — Olio   (2014)

Frank Wess (ts) on c-d, f; (f) on a-b, e.

Soloists:
Track a - Wess (f), Thad Jones, Charles, Waldron, Wess (f)/Thad Jones (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Elvin Jones (head bridge), Wess (f), Thad Jones, Charles, Waldron, Elvin Jones (last bridge)
Track c - Thad Jones, Charles, Wess (ts), Waldron, Thad Jones/Charles/Wess (ts) (4-bar exchanges with Elvin Jones)
Track d - Waldron, Thad Jones, Charles, Wess (ts)
Track e - Wess (f), Charles, Thad Jones, Waldron
Track f - Waldron (intro), Thad Jones, Wess (ts)


Date: Between March and August 1957
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]

Edgard Varèse (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Eddie Bert, Frank Rehak (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), John La Porta (as), Hal McKusick (as, cl), Teo Macero (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Hall Overton (p), Charles Mingus (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Edgard Varèse (dir, con)

a.     Sound Fragments
unissued

This session has recently (June 1, 2009) surfaced on the internet. It involves the French composer Edgard Varèse directing a group of New York City "workshop musicians" in performing a variety of "sounds." Teo Macero was one of the organizers. Apparently, parts of this session were used in Varèse's Poème Électronique. But these fragments seem to have little to do with jazz and although some have suggested this is one of the first "free jazz" sessions, that doesn't seem accurate since Varèse was instructing the musicians as to what to play on their given instruments. (Teddy Charles remembered nothing being written out.) The original tape of this workshop is stored at The Paul Sacher Foundation. Nineteen low quality mp3 files of this workshop are available at WFMU's Beware of the Blog.


Date: April 1, 1957
Location: Carl Fischer Concert Hall, New York City
Label: Elektra
Teddy Charles Vibe-Rant Quintet

Teddy Charles (ldr), Idrees Sulieman (t), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a.     That Old Devil Moon - 9:22  (Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg)
b.     Skylark - 5:09  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
     Elektra LP 12": SMP 3 — Folk Pops 'N Jazz Sampler   (1957)
c.     No More Nights - 6:28  (Teddy Charles)
d.     How Deep Is the Ocean? - 4:37  (Irving Berlin)
e.     Arlene - 7:44  (Teddy Charles)
f.     Blues Become Elektra - 8:08  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Elektra LP 12": EKL 136 — Vibe-Rant   (1957)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12174 — The Vibe-Rant Quintet   (1961)
     Blue Moon (Sp.) CD: BMCD 1626 — Vibe-Rant   (2006)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Vibe-Rant   (2009)

Idrees Sulieman (t) on a, c-f.

January 17, 1957 has also been given as the date of this session.

Soloists:
Track a - Segal (intro), Charles, Sulieman, Waldron
Track b - Charles
Track c - Charles, Sulieman, Waldron
Track d - Charles, Sulieman
Track e - Sulieman, Charles, Waldron
Track f - Farmer (walking), Charles, Waldron, Sulieman, Charles/Sulieman (4-bar exchanges with Segal), Charles/Sulieman (4-bar exchanges)


Date: April 14, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Prestige Jazz Quartet with Guests: Coolin'

Idrees Sulieman (t), John Jenkins (as), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 1188    The Eagle Flies - 7:38  (Idrees Sulieman)
b. 1189    Bunni - 8:02  (Teddy Charles)
c. 1190    Reiteration - 7:58  (Mal Waldron)
d. 1191    Song of a Star - 7:11  (John Jenkins)
e. 1192    Staggers - 7:52  (Mal Waldron)
f. 1193    Everything Happens to Me - 4:33  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
 
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8216 — Coolin'   (1959)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": LPJ 70017 — Coolin'   
     New Jazz CD: OJCCD-1866-2 — Coolin'   (1995)
     Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CD: UCCO 5364 — Coolin'   (2013)

John Jenkins (as) on a-e.

This ensemble was the Prestige Jazz Quartet augmented by Sulieman and Jenkins.

Soloists:
Track a - Jenkins, Charles, Sulieman, Waldron, Segal
Track b - Charles, Sulieman, Waldron, Jenkins, Charles/Sulieman/Jenkins (4-bar exchanges with Segal)
Track c - Waldron, Jenkins, Sulieman, Charles
Track d - Segal (intro), Jenkins, Charles, Sulieman, Waldron, Sulieman/Jenkins (4-bar exchanges)
Track e - Charles/Sulieman/Jenkins (4-bar exchanges), Charles, Sulieman, Jenkins, Waldron
Track f - Sulieman


Date: April 27, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet

Teo Macero (ldr), Teo Macero (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 1229    Ghost Story - 6:27  (Mal Waldron)
b. 1230    Please Don't Go Now - 6:38  (John Ross)
c. 1231    Just Spring - 4:52  (Teo Macero)
d. 1232    Star Eyes - 7:09  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
e. 1233    Polody - 5:15  (Teddy Charles)
f. 1234    What's Not - 5:52  (Mal Waldron)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7104 — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   (1957)
     Prestige LP 12": OJC-1715 — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   (1987)
     Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 6618 — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   
     Esquire (Eng.) LP 12": 32-113 — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1715-2 — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   (1992)
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Teo Macero With the Prestige Jazz Quartet   (2010)

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Waldron, Macero
Track b - Charles (intro), Charles, Macero, Charles
Track c - Macero, Waldron, Charles
Track d - Macero, Charles, Waldron, Macero
Track e - Charles, Waldron, Macero
Track f - Waldron, Macero, Charles


Date: May 18, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Status
Curtis Fuller & Hampton Hawes with French Horns (septet)

Curtis Fuller (ldr), Curtis Fuller (tb), David Amram, Julius Watkins (frh), Sahib Shihab (as), Teddy Charles (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 1279    Take Three Parts Jazz Suite: Part 2 (Lyriste) - 3:28  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Status LP 12": ST 8305 — Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes With French Horns   
     Prestige LP 16 rpm: PRLP 16-6 — Baritones & French Horns   
     New Jazz CD: OJCCD-1942-2 — Curtis Fuller And Hampton Hawes With French Horns   (2000)

Hampton Hawes plays piano on the rest of this session which was originally released as half of a 16 rpm LP. This tune is part of Teddy Charles' "Take Three Parts Jazz Suite." On the OJC CD reissue, the liner notes and back cover have "Lyriste" and "Five Spot" interchanged. "Lyriste" is the 4th track on the CD, not the 5th.

Soloists: Watkins, Shihab


Date: May 29, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Jubilee
Teddy Charles Trio: Three For Duke

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Hall Overton (p), Oscar Pettiford (b)

a. JB902    Sherman Shuffle - 7:07  (Duke Ellington)
b. JB903    Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie) - 5:06  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. JB904    Main Stem - 4:45  (Duke Ellington)
d. JB905    The Mooche - 6:20  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
e. JB906    Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) - 5:57  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
f. JB907    Sophisticated Lady - 9:36  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
 
All titles on:      Jubilee LP 12": JLP/JGS 1047 — Three For Duke   (1957)
     Josie LP 12": JJM 3505/JJS 3505 — Teddy Charles Trio Plays Duke Ellington   (1963)
     London (Eng.) LP 12": LTZ J15119 — Three For Duke   

Soloists:
Track a - Overton, Charles, Pettiford, Charles/Pettiford/Overton (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Overton, Charles, Overton, Pettiford, Charles, Overton, Pettiford
Track c - Charles, Overton, Charles
Track d - Pettiford, Charles, Overton
Tracks e-f - Charles, Pettiford, Overton


Date: June 10, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Modern Jazz Concert

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), John La Porta (as), Hal McKusick (ts), Robert Di Domenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Margaret Ross (hrp), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Teddy Sommer (d), George Russell, Gunther Schuller (con)

a. CO58194 (Pt. 3)    All About Rosie - 5:17  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     Columbia CD: CK 65361 — Bill Evans - Piano Player   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 489305-2 — Jazz Collection: Bill Evans   (2001)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509617-2 — Bill Evans 1957-1973   (2003)
b. CO58195    Suspensions - 6:00  (Jimmy Guiffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
     Columbia LP 12": WL 127 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1958)
     CBS (Jpn.) LP 12": 15AP-550 — Modern Jazz Concert   
     Columbia LP 12": C2L-31/C2S-831 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     CBS (Jpn.) CD: 25DP 5327 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1989)
     Columbia CD: CK 64929 — The Birth of the Third Stream   (1996)
     Gambit (Sp.) CD: 69214 — Brandeis Jazz Festival   (2005)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741631/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1957   (2008)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 475639-2 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Modern Jazz Concert   (2011)
     AJB Music Digital Download: — Jazz Story 8   (2012)

This session, and the ones on June 18 and 20, 1957 below were an attempt to recreate a concert, organized by Gunther Schuller, held earlier at Brandeis University. The music was commissioned by The Brandeis University Festival of the Arts. The complete three-part version of "All About Rosie" was recorded on June 20, 1957.

Soloists on track a - Evans, La Porta, Farmer, Charles, McKusick


Date: June 18, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Modern Jazz Concert

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), John La Porta (as), Hal McKusick (ts), Teo Macero (bar), Robert Di Domenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Margaret Ross (hrp), Teddy Charles, Phil Krause (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Joe Benjamin, Fred Zimmerman (b), Charles Mingus (b, con, v), Teddy Sommer (d), Gunther Schuller (con)

a. CO58202    Revelations - 12:01  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     Columbia LP 12": PC 37012 — Jazz Compositions   (1981)
     Smithsonian Collection CD: RD 108 — Big Band Renaissance: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra, the 1940s and Beyond   (1996)
     Columbia CD: CK 64929 — The Birth of the Third Stream   (1996)
     Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CD: EJC 55471 — East Coasting   (2010)
     Sony/BMG CD: 88697 97959 2 — Charles Mingus: The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection   (2012)
b. CO58203    All Set - 8:52  (Milton Babbitt) / arr: Milton Babbitt
 
Both titles on:      Columbia LP 12": WL 127 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1958)
     CBS (Jpn.) LP 12": 15AP-550 — Modern Jazz Concert   
     Columbia LP 12": C2L-31/C2S-831 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     CBS (Jpn.) CD: 25DP 5327 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1989)
     Gambit (Sp.) CD: 69214 — Brandeis Jazz Festival   (2005)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 475639-2 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Modern Jazz Concert   (2011)

Teo Macero (bar) on a; Phil Krause (vib) on b; Joe Benjamin (b) on b; Charles Mingus (b) on a; (con) on a; (v) on a; Fred Zimmerman (b) on a.

Teddy Charles remembered Phil Krause being present on track b.


Date: June 20, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Modern Jazz Concert

Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), John La Porta (as), Hal McKusick (ts), Robert Di Domenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Margaret Ross (hrp), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Teddy Sommer (d), George Russell, Gunther Schuller (con)

a. CO58204 (Pts. 1-3)    All About Rosie - 10:41  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     CBS (Fr.) LP 12": 66403 — Jazz Anthology from King Oliver to Ornette Coleman   (1971)
     Columbia LP 12": PC 37012 — Jazz Compositions   (1981)
     CBS (Eu.) LP 12": 66425 — Jazz Anthology from King Oliver to Ornette Coleman   (1983)
     Franklin Mint LP 12": Vols. 33-36 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Great Arrangers and Composers   (1984)
     Columbia CD: CK 45445 — The Jazz Arranger Vol. 2   (1991)
     Columbia CD: CK 64929 — The Birth of the Third Stream   (1996)
     Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD: 5741631/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1957   (2008)
     AJB Music Digital Download: — Jazz Story 8   (2012)
b. CO58205    Transformation - 5:57  (Gunther Schuller) / arr: Gunther Schuller
     New World LP 12": NW 216 — Mirage: Avant-Garde and Third-Stream Jazz   (1977)
     Columbia CD: CK 64929 — The Birth of the Third Stream   (1996)
c. CO58206    On Green Mountain - 10:18  (Harold Shapero) / arr: Harold Shapero
     Columbia LP 12": PC 37012 — Jazz Compositions   (1981)
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": WL 127 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1958)
     CBS (Jpn.) LP 12": 15AP-550 — Modern Jazz Concert   
     Columbia LP 12": C2L-31/C2S-831 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     CBS (Jpn.) CD: 25DP 5327 — Modern Jazz Concert   (1989)
     Gambit (Sp.) CD: 69214 — Brandeis Jazz Festival   (2005)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 475639-2 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Modern Jazz Concert   (2011)

George Russell (con) on a.

Soloists on track a: McKusick, Evans, La Porta, Farmer, Charles, McKusick


Date: June 22, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Prestige Jazz Quartet

Prestige Jazz Quartet (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 1309    Friday the Thirteenth - 8:50  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 1310    Dear Elaine - 8:49  (Mal Waldron)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-11024-2 — Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album   (1998)
c. 1311    Take Three Parts Jazz Suite: Part 1 (Route 4), Part 2 (Lyriste), Part 3 (Father George) - 14:18  (Teddy Charles)
 
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7108 — The Prestige Jazz Quartet   (1957)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1937-2 — The Prestige Jazz Quartet   (2000)

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Waldron, Farmer, Segal
Track b - Charles, Waldron
Track c - Charles, Waldron, Charles, Waldron, Farmer, Charles, Charles/Waldron (4-bar exchanges with Segal)


Date: June 28, 1957
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige
Prestige Jazz Quartet

Prestige Jazz Quartet (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 1312    Meta-Waltz - 5:23  (Mal Waldron)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7108 — The Prestige Jazz Quartet   (1957)
     Prestige CD: OJCCD-1937-2 — The Prestige Jazz Quartet   (2000)

Soloists: Waldron, Charles, Farmer (walking), Segal


Date: October 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
The Amazing Mr. Sam Most

Sam Most (ldr), Sam Most (ts, cl, f), Isadore Cohen, unknown (vn), Walter Trampler (vl), Charles McCracken (vc), Jimmy Raney (g), Hall Overton (p), Addison Farmer (b), Roy Haynes (d), Teddy Charles (con)

a.     It Might as Well Be Spring - 5:46  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     You Stepped out of a Dream - 6:09  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - 3:09  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     Lover Man - 4:18  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     Alone Together - 4:29  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Teddy Charles
f.     When Your Lover Has Gone - 6:26  (Einar A. Swan) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 78 — The Amazing Mr. Sam Most   (1958)

Sam Most (ts) on b; (cl) on f; (f) on a-e; Jimmy Raney (g) on a-b; Hall Overton (p) on a-b; Addison Farmer (b) on a-b, d-f; Roy Haynes (d) on a-b.

The fourth string player on this session remains unidentified but Teddy Charles remembered his first name as Lenny.

Soloists:
Track a - Raney, Most (f)
Track b - Overton (intro), Most (ts), Overton, Raney
Tracks c-e - Most (f)
Track f - Most (cl), Farmer


Date: ca. 1958
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists
Benny Carter/Hal Schaefer Quintet: Can-Can and Anything Goes

Benny Carter, Hal Schaefer (ldr), Benny Carter (as), Teddy Charles (vib), Hal Schaefer (p), John Drew (b), Gus Johnson (d)

a.     Anything Goes - 2:19  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Carter
     Blue Note CD: 7243 8 33146 2 — Jazz Profile 17 - Benny Carter   (1997)
b.     All Through the Night - 3:51  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Carter
c.     Waltz down the Aisle - 4:21  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Carter
d.     Buddie Beware - 2:58  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Carter
e.     You're the Top - 2:52  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Carter
 
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 3055/UAS 6055 — Can-Can and Anything Goes   (1959)
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4073/UAS 5073 — Can-Can and Anything Goes   (1960)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10363 — Can-Can and Anything Goes   (2009)

Soloists:
Track a - Carter, Schaefer, Charles, Drew (walking)
Track b - Carter, Schaefer
Tracks c-d - Schaefer, Carter
Track e - Carter, Schaefer, Carter, Charles


Date: February 14, 1958
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Chuck Willis: What Am I Living for

Chuck Willis (ldr), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), George Barnes, Al Caiola (g), Sammy Price (p), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), Eddie Barnes, Jimmy Breedlove, Abel De Costa, Ollie Jones, Robie Kirk (bkv), Reggie Obrecht (dir), Chuck Willis (v)

a. 2977    You'll Be My Love - 2:11  (Chuck Willis)
     Atlantic 78: 2005   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 2005   (1958)
b. 2978    What Am I Living For? - 2:26  (Fred Jay, Art Harris)
     Atlantic 78: 1179   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 1179   (1958)
     Atlantic EP: EP-612 — What Am I Living For   
     Atlantic LP 12": 8021 — Rock & Roll Forever, Volume 2   (1959)
     Atlantic LP 12": 8037 — The Rockin' Fifties   (1960)
     Clarion LP 12": SD 604 — The Kings of the Rocking '50s   (1964)
     Atco LP 12": SD 33-373 — Chuck Willis: His Greatest Recordings   (1971)
     Charly (Eng.) LP 12": CRB 1074 — Keep A-Drivin'   (1984)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 81295-1 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 3: 1955-1957   (1985)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20826/SR 60826 — Original Golden Hits of the Great Blues Singers   
     Mercury LP 12": MC4-61087 — Original Oldies, Vol.4 - Rhythm & Blues   
     Atlantic CD: 7 81295-2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 3: 1955-1957   (1985)
     Time Life CD: R929-21 — The Rock 'N Roll Era: 1958 - Still Rockin'   (1989)
     Atlantic CD: 7 82305-2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974   (1991)
     Time Life CD: RHD 16 — Rhythm & Blues 1958   (1992)
     JCI CD: 3165 — Only Rock 'N Roll: #1 Radio Hits 1955-1959   (1995)
     Hip-O CD: 40028-2 — The Glory of Love: '50s Sweet & Soulful Love Songs   (1997)
     Ace (Eng.) CD: CDCHD 757 — Hot Sax, Cool Licks   (2000)
     Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD: 8122 77579 2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 4: 1957-1960   (2006)
     Bear Family Records (Ger.) CD: BCD 16713 — Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1958   (2006)
     Collectables CD: COL-9973 — C.C. Rider   (2006)
     Jasmine (Eng.) CD: JASCD 520 — Shake Rattle and Roll: R&B's Greatest Hits 1953-1958   (2009)
     Warner Special Products CD: OPCD 2671 — Rhythm & Blues 1958   
     Time Life CD: R838-22 — Solid Gold Soul 1958   
     Rhino Digital Download: — Atlantic Top 60: Doo Wop, Rock and Bobby Socks   (2007)
     Rhino Digital Download: — Atlantic Top 60: R&B Grooves   (2007)
     Blue Orchid Digital Download: — Big Hits & Highlights of 1958, Volume Twelve   (2009)
     Blue Orchid Digital Download: — Greatest R 'N' B Hits of 1958, Volume Two   (2009)
     DAYL Digital Download: — R & B Roots   (2010)
     WNTS Digital Download: — Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes   (2011)
     Ling Music Group Digital Download: — Oldies Doo Wops, Vol. 1   (2011)
     Home of the Stars Digital Download: — Saturday Night Blues   (2011)
     Wideline City Records Digital Download: — Rhythm and Blues of the 50's, Vol. 1   (2012)
c. 2979    Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes - 2:19  (Chuck Willis)
     Atlantic 78: 1179   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 1179   (1958)
     Atlantic EP: EP-612 — What Am I Living For   
     Atco LP 12": SD 33-373 — Chuck Willis: His Greatest Recordings   (1971)
     Charly (Eng.) LP 12": CRB 1074 — Keep A-Drivin'   (1984)
     Atlantic LP 12": 7 81295-1 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 3: 1955-1957   (1985)
     Atlantic CD: 7 81295-2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 3: 1955-1957   (1985)
     Time Life CD: R929-24 — The Rock 'N Roll Era: The '50s - Keep Rockin'   (1989)
     Atlantic CD: 7 82305-2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974   (1991)
     Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD: 8122 77579 2 — Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 4: 1957-1960   (2006)
     Collectables CD: COL-9973 — C.C. Rider   (2006)
     Rhino Digital Download: — Atlantic Top 60: Doo Wop, Rock and Bobby Socks   (2007)
     DAYL Digital Download: — R & B Roots   (2010)
     Platinum Classics Digital Download: — Classic Rhythm & Blues Hammer, Vol. 1   (2011)
     Mocking Bird Digital Download: — Classic Rhythm & Blues Hits, Vol. 1   (2011)
     Ling Music Group Digital Download: — Doo Wop: Finders Keepers, Vol. 3   (2011)
     WNTS Digital Download: — Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes   (2011)
     Home of the Stars Digital Download: — Rhythm & Blues Classics, Vol. 1   (2011)
     Home of the Stars Digital Download: — Saturday Night Blues   (2011)
     Wideline City Records Digital Download: — Rhythm and Blues of the 50s, Vol. 3   (2012)
d. 2980    Keep A-Drivin' - 2:19  (Chuck Willis)
     Atlantic 78: 2005   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 2005   (1958)
     Charly (Eng.) LP 12": CRB 1074 — Keep A-Drivin'   (1984)
     Collectables CD: COL-9973 — C.C. Rider   (2006)
     Blue Orchid Digital Download: — Greatest R 'N' B Hits of 1958, Volume Four   (2009)
 
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 8079 — I Remember Chuck Willis   (1963)
     Official (Dan.) LP 12": 6030-5 — Chuck Willis: My Story   (1988)
     Razor & Tie CD: RE 2055 — Stroll On: The Chuck Willis Collection   (1994)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6889 — I Remember Chcuk Willis/King of the Stroll   (2001)
     JSP (Eng.) CD: 2303 — The Complete Chuck Willis 1951-1957   (2010)

The back-up vocal quintet was called The Cues (also known as The Gliders).


Date: February 16, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Bobbettes

The Bobbettes (ldr), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Everett Barksdale, Kenny Burrell (g), Reggie Obrecht (p, dir), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), Reather Dixon, Helen Gathers, Emma Pought, Jannie Pought, Laura Webb (v)

a. A2965    Um Bow Wow - 2:36  (Emma Pought, Jannie Pought, Helen Gathers, Laura Webb, Reather Dixon)
     Collectors' Choice CD: WWCCM 028-2 — All Night Boogie: The Great Atlantic Vocal Groups, Vol. 2   (1996)
b. A2966    The Dream - 2:26  (Emma Pought, Jannie Pought, Helen Gathers, Laura Webb, Reather Dixon)
     Collectors' Choice CD: WWCCM 7160-2 — Don't It Sound Good: The Great Atlantic Vocal Groups   (1995)
 
Both titles on:      Atlantic 78: 1194   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 1194   (1958)
     Official (Dan.) LP 12": 6055 — Mister Lee   
     Titanic CD: 981008 — The Bobbettes: The Ultimate Collection   (1998)

The five vocalists listed comprised The Bobbettes. The information comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: February 17, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Jaye Sisters

The Jaye Sisters (ldr), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), George Barnes, Kenny Burrell, Allen Hanlon (g), Reggie Obrecht (p, dir), Jack Lesberg (b), Joe Marshall (d), The Jaye Sisters (v)

a. A2973    Little Daddy - 2:11  (Mae Parrish)
     Atlantic 78: 2000   (1958)
     Atlantic 45: 2000   (1958)

The Jaye Sisters were a vocal trio but their names have not been found as yet. The information comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: March 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Jubilee
Mary Ann McCall: Detour To the Moon

Mary Ann McCall (ldr), Walter Trampler (vl), Charles McCracken (vc), Jimmy Raney (g), George Duvivier (b), Teddy Charles (dir), Mary Ann McCall (v)

a.     No Moon at All - 3:40  (Dave Mann, Redd Evans) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Moonlight Becomes You - 3:27  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
c.     Moon Country - 2:35  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bill Russo
d.     Detour Ahead - 2:36  (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, John Frigo) / arr: Bill Russo
e.     I Wished on the Moon - 3:23  (Ralph Rainger, Dorothy Parker) / arr: Jimmy Raney
f.     Shine on Harvest Moon - 2:48  (Jack Norworth, Nora Bayes) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Jubilee LP 12": JLP/JGS 1078 — Detour To the Moon   (1958)
     Jubilee (Jpn.) LP 12": UPS 5341 — Detour To the Moon   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 584 — Detour To the Moon   

In Nat Hentoff's liner notes to Jubilee 1078, Teddy Charles is listed as playing vibraphone on this session but that instrument is not heard on these tracks.


Date: March 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Jubilee
Mary Ann McCall: Detour To the Moon

Mary Ann McCall (ldr), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Jerry Segal (d), Teddy Charles (dir), Mary Ann McCall (v)

a.     Moonglow - 2:17  (Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
b.     East of the Sun - 2:28  (Brooks Bowman) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Oh, You Crazy Moon - 2:23  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     It's Only a Paper Moon - 2:41  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) / arr: Mal Waldron
e.     Blue Moon - 4:03  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Teddy Charles
f.     The Moon Was Yellow - 2:41  (Fred E. Ahlert, Edgar Leslie) / arr: Bill Russo
 
All titles on:      Jubilee LP 12": JLP/JGS 1078 — Detour To the Moon   (1958)
     Jubilee (Jpn.) LP 12": UPS 5341 — Detour To the Moon   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 584 — Detour To the Moon   

In Nat Hentoff's liner notes to Jubilee 1078, Teddy Charles is listed as playing vibraphone on this session but that instrument is not heard on these tracks. Track b is described as being "communally arranged" (head arrangement).

Soloists:
Tracks a, b, e - McCall
Track c - McCall, Raney
Track d - McCall, Raney, Waldron
Track f - McCall, Pettiford


Date: April 4, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bubber Johnson and His band

Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (ldr), Charles Williams (C.I. Williams) (as), Ruth Berman (hrp), Teddy Charles (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Jimmy Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), George Jenkins (d), unknown (bkv), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (v)

a. K8955-1    I Can't See Why - 2:28  (Sam Theard, Teddy Brannon)
     King 78: 5148   (1958)
     King 45: 5148   (1958)
b. K8956-1    Finger Tips - 2:37  (Henry Glover)
     King 78: 5132   (1958)
     King 45: 5132   (1958)
     King LP 12": 624 — Sweet Love Songs   (1959)
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
     King CD: KCD 1403 — Original Blues   (1996)
c. K8957    As Long As I Live - 2:09  (Lonnie Johnson)
     King 78: 5148   (1958)
     King 45: 5148   (1958)

A choir is also present on this session.


Date: June 13, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bubber Johnson and His Band

Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (ldr), Ruth Berman (hrp), Teddy Charles (vib), Clifton 'Skeeter' Best, Austin Powell (g), Billy Valentine (p), Mat Mathews (acc), Wendell Marshall (b), Panama Francis (d), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (v)

a. K8965-2    I Surrender Dear - 2:30  (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
     King 78: 5143   (1958)
     King 45: 5143   (1958)
     King LP 12": 624 — Sweet Love Songs   (1959)
     King CD: KCD 1403 — Original Blues   (1996)
b. K8966    Welcome Home  (Robert Johnson, Fred Mendelsohn)
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
c. K8967-1    Everybody's with You When You're Winning  (Henry Glover, Robert Johnson)
     King 78: 5143   (1958)
     King 45: 5143   (1958)
d. K8974    Time Was  (composer unknown)
     King 78: 5174   (1959)
     King 45: 5174   (1959)
     King LP 12": 624 — Sweet Love Songs   (1959)

Date: July or August 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Australian jazz Quintet: Free Style

Australian Jazz Quintet (ldr), Dick Healey (as, f), Errol Buddle (ts, bsn), Jack Brokensha (vib), Bryce Rhode (p), Ed Gaston (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a.     Swinging Goatsherd Blues - 5:48  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6038 — Bluesville   (1959)
b.     Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 6:09  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Taking a Chance on Love - 4:43  (Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     The Way You Look Tonight - 4:50  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     I'll Remember April - 4:43  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston) / arr: Teddy Charles
f.     Detour Ahead - 4:16  (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, John Frigo) / arr: Teddy Charles
g.     Too Marvelous for Words - 3:44  (Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Teddy Charles
h.     Take Three Parts Jazz Suite: Part 1 (Route 4), Part 2 (Lyriste), Part 3 (Father George) - 10:08  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6029 — Free Style   (1959)

Dick Healey (as) on a, d-e, g-h; (f) on a-c, e-f; Errol Buddle (ts) on a-e, g-h; (bsn) on b, f, h.

Healey, Buddle, Brokensha, Gaston and Rhode constituted The Australian Jazz Quintet under which name this session was issued. Teddy Charles was the producer and arranger. The drummer may be Osie Johnson but sounds more like Segal.


Date: July or August 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Australian Jazz Quintet: Threepenny Opera

Australian Jazz Quintet (ldr), Dick Healey (as, f), Errol Buddle (ts, bsn), Jack Brokensha (vib), Bryce Rhode (p), Ed Gaston (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a.     Mack the Knife (Moritat) - 5:39  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Bethlehem 45: 11053   
     Parlophone (Eng.) EP: GEP 8787 — The Three Penny Opera   
b.     Army Song from Threepenny Opera - 3:55  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Love Song from Threepenny Opera - 4:33  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     Barbara Song from Threepenny Opera - 5:06  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     Tango Ballad - 4:58  (Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, John Gay, Elizabeth Hauptmann) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Bethlehem 45: 11053   
f.     Soloman Song from Threepenny Opera - 5:12  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Parlophone (Eng.) EP: GEP 8787 — The Three Penny Opera   
g.     Polly's Song from Threepenny Opera - 5:03  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
h.     Jealousy Duet from Threepenny Opera - 4:23  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
i.     Finale From Threepenny Opera - 5:32  (Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6030 — Modern Jazz Performance of Kurt Weill's Three Penny Opera   (1959)

Dick Healey (as) on a-b, e-f, i; (f) on c-e, g-h; Errol Buddle (ts) on a-b, d-g, i; (bsn) on c, h.

Healey, Buddle, Brokensha, Gaston and Rhode constituted The Australian Jazz Quintet under which name this session was issued. The Bruyninckx discography indicates that Teddy Charles plays vibraphone on tracks a and f but the vibraphonist on those does not sound like Charles. The bassist and drummer are not identified in the liner notes to this LP but I suspect that this session was probably done very close in time to the previous one, possible on the same day, so that Gaston and Segal seem the most likely suspects. Other possibilities are Addison Farmer (b) and Osie Johnson (d). Teddy Charles was the producer and arranger.

Charles is quoted in Joseph Muranyi's liner notes for Bethlehem 6030 as follows: "I've tried to realize Weill's intentions in creating a work with an ironic twist. Some of the pieces have just been reorchestrated while others I've translated fully into the modern idiom - chords and all. I felt that Weill's music was so strong that I purposely didn't go to see the show; in that way I could concentrate on and really feel only the music. Incidentally, I've occasionally used some modern jazz clichés just as Weill used some of the obvious ones of his day."


Date: September 4, 1958
Location: WNTA-TV Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]
Art Ford's Jazz Party

Henry 'Red' Allen (t, v), unknown (t), J. C. Higginbotham (tb), Joe Tarto (tu), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Edmond Hall (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Dickie Thompson (g), Stan Free (p), Vinnie Burke (b), Sonny Greer (d), Chris Connor (v)

a.     Ole Miss - 1:00  (W. C. Handy)
b.     Bugle Call Rag - 0:14  (Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel)
c.     Sweet Georgia Brown - 6:28  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
     Nostalgia Greats LP 12": 185 — Coleman Hawkins At a Famous Jazz Party, Vol. 2   
     Enigma LP 12": 302 — Mainstream 1958, Vol. 2   
     Jazz Connoisseur Cassette: JCC-83 — All Star Jam Session Featuring Red Allen   
     Jazz Connoisseur Cassette: AFJP-6 — Art Ford's Jazz Party   
     Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD: JFCD 22857 — Charlie Shavers & Coleman Hawkins: A Famous Jazz Party - 1958   (2004)
d.     I Won't Cry Anymore - 3:31  (Fred Wise, Al Frisch)
e.     Basin Street Blues - 2:56  (Spencer Williams)
     Nostalgia Greats LP 12": 185 — Coleman Hawkins At a Famous Jazz Party, Vol. 2   
     Enigma LP 12": 302 — Mainstream 1958, Vol. 2   
     Jazz Connoisseur Cassette: JCC-83 — All Star Jam Session Featuring Red Allen   
     Jazz Connoisseur Cassette: AFJP-6 — Art Ford's Jazz Party   
     Jazz Factory (Sp.) CD: JFCD 22857 — Charlie Shavers & Coleman Hawkins: A Famous Jazz Party - 1958   (2004)
f.     I Ain't Got Nobody - 2:46  (Spencer Williams, Roger Graham)
g.     A Night in Tunisia - 3:57  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
h.     Sweet and Lovely - 4:20  (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Charles Daniels)
i.     Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Hallelujah, I Love Him So) - 2:37  (Ray Charles)
j.     You Can Depend on Me - 3:40  (Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap)
k.     I've Found a New Baby (I Found a New Baby) - 8:46  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
l.     'S Wonderful - 3:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
m.     Rosetta - 3:24  (Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Henri Woode)
n.     Chinatown My Chinatown - 1:38  (Jean Schwartz, William Jerome)
o.     Lullaby in Rhythm - 2:46  (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Walter Hirsch, Clarence Profit)
p.     Ballin' the Jack - 9:51  (Chris Smith, James Henry Burris)
q.     Bugle Call Rag - 0:30  (Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel)
 
All titles on:      Jazz Connoisseur Cassette: AF18-DP   

Henry 'Red' Allen (t) on a-c, e-f, h-q; (v) on m; unknown (t) on k; J. C. Higginbotham (tb) on a-c, e-f, h-q; Joe Tarto (tu) on k; King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts) on a-c, e-f, h-q; Edmond Hall (cl) on a-c, e-f, h-q; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c, e-q; Vinnie Burke (b) on a-c, e-q; Sonny Greer (d) on a-c, e-q; Chris Connor (v) on d, i, n.

These performances were part of the Art Ford's Jazz Party series broadcast on radio and television. It is not known if the date given is that of the actual filming/recording or of broadcast. The information comes from "Art Ford's Jazz Party - 1958 TV & Radio Broadcasts" compiled by Bob Weir. Less complete information on this session is also found at Jazz On the Screen by David Meeker.

Track d features Chris Connor with just guitar and piano.
Track e features J.C. Higginbotham.
Track f features Sonny Greer.
Track g features Teddy Charles with just the rhythm section.
Track h features King Curtis.
Track i is a Chris Connor vocal with the ensemble.
Track j features Stan Free.
Track l features Edmond Hall.
Track m features a Red Allen vocal.
Track n is a Chris Connor vocal with the ensemble.
Track o features Dickie Thompson.
Bugle Call Rag was used as the theme.


Date: September 6, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: King
Jimmy Scott with quintet

Jimmy Scott (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Jimmy Jones (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Ed Thigpen (d), Jimmy Scott (v)

a. K8996-2    Somehow  (Mort Maser)
     King 78: 5150   (1958)
     King 45: 5150   (1958)
b. K8997    Please  (composer unknown)
     King 78: 5168   (1958)
     King 45: 5168   (1958)
c. K8998    Day by Day  (Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn)
     unissued
d. K8999    I'm Falling for You  (composer unknown)
     King 78: 5201   (1959)
     King 45: 5201   (1959)

Date: September 11, 1958
Location: WNTA-TV Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]
Art Ford's Jazz Party

Charlie Shavers (t), Conrad Janis (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Rolf Kühn (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Les Paul (g), Roland Hanna (p), Vinnie Burke (b), Jackie Cooper, Sonny Greer (d)

a.     That's A-Plenty - 4:53  (Lew Pollack, Ray Gilbert)
b.     I've Got the World on a String - 3:06  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
c.     Night Train - 3:00  (Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington)
All titles unissued.

Charlie Shavers (t) on a, c; Conrad Janis (tb) on a, c; King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts) on a, c; Teddy Charles (vib) on a, c.

These performances were part of the Art Ford's Jazz Party series broadcast on radio and television. It is not known if the date given is that of the actual filming/recording or of broadcast nor is the content of the remainder of the program known. The information comes from "Art Ford's Jazz Party - 1958 TV & Radio Broadcasts" compiled by Bob Weir. Less complete information on this session is also found at Jazz On the Screen by David Meeker.

Track b is a feature for Rolf Kuhn with only the rhythm section. Jackie Cooper apparently replaces Sonny Greer on some tracks of this broadcast.


Date: September 18, 1958
Location: WNTA-TV Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]
Art Ford's Jazz Party

Johnny Windhurst (t), Tyree Glenn (tb), Maxine Sullivan (vtb, v), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Hank D'Amico (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Mary Osborne (g), Roland Hanna, Alec Templeton (p), Vinnie Burke, Edward 'Doc' Goldberg (b), Jackie Cooper, Morey Feld, unknown (d)

a.     Basin Street Blues - 1:45  (Spencer Williams)
b.     I've Found a New Baby (I Found a New Baby) - 8:37  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
c.     Jeepers Creepers - 3:32  (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
d.     Ace in the Hole - 3:14  (James Dempsey, George Mitchell)
e.     Lover Come Back to Me - 4:55  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f.     This Can't Be Love - 2:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.     Moonglow - 5:14  (Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills)
h.     Pennies from Heaven - 4:36  (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston)
i.     I Can't Get Started - 3:01  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
j.     Just You, Just Me - 4:32  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
k.     Prisoner of Love - 4:07  (Clarence Gaskill, Russ Columbo, Leo Robin)
l.     Tyree's Blues - 4:20  (Louis Armstrong, Tyree Glenn)
m.     Untitled Blues - 8:10  (composer unknown)
All titles unissued.

Johnny Windhurst (t) on a-b, e-f, h, j-k, m; Tyree Glenn (tb) on a-f, h-m; Maxine Sullivan (vtb) on m; (v) on d, i, l; Coleman Hawkins (ts) on a-b, e-f, h, j-k, m; Hank D'Amico (cl) on a-b, f, h, j, m; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-d, f, h-k, m; Roland Hanna (p) on d-f, h-k; Alec Templeton (p) on a-c, g, l-m; Vinnie Burke (b) on f, h-k; Edward 'Doc' Goldberg (b) on a-e, g, l-m; Jackie Cooper (d) on f, h, j-k; Morey Feld (d) on a-c, l-m; unknown (d) on d-e, g, i.

These performances were part of the Art Ford's Jazz Party series broadcast on radio and television. It is not known if the date given is that of the actual filming/recording or of broadcast. The information comes in part from "Art Ford's Jazz Party - 1958 TV & Radio Broadcasts" compiled by Bob Weir. Less complete information on this session is also found at Jazz On the Screen by David Meeker. The kinescope of most of this show has been made available on YouTube and based on visual evidence unavailable previously, some modifications to existing information have been made. Tracks l and m are not on the video and the personnel assignments for them are speculative, especially the rhythm section. Roy Burns, who is mentioned by Art Ford but not seen, may be the drummer on some tracks.

Weir indicates there is also a track called "It Must Be Love" performed as part of this show. On some tracks, an additional trumpet player and saxophonist are seen. As Weir has noted in his discography, there was a union requirement that some local musicians would appear on these shows in addition to the well-known players.

Track a is incomplete.
Track c features Tyree Glenn.
Tracks d and i are Maxine Sullivan vocals.
Track e features Roland Hanna.
Track f features Hank D'Amico.
Track g features Alec Templeton.
Track h features Johnny Windhurst.
Tracks j and k feature Coleman Hawkins.
Track l features Glenn, Templeton and a Maxine Sullivan vocal who is also heard on valve trombone on track m.

Teddy Charles solos on track b.

Many thanks to Mark Cantor, Bob Weir, Michael Fitzgerald and Bob McCaffery for help with this session.


Date: February 1959
Location: Beltone Studios, New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Teddy Charles Sextet: Salute To Hamp

Teddy Charles (ldr), Art Farmer (t), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p), Zoot Sims (ts), Teddy Charles (vib, p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a.     Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) - 5:09  (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
     Bethlehem 45: 11084   
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10155 — Art Farmer + Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2005)
     Poll Winners (Sp.) CD: PWR 27221 — Art Farmer & Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2010)
b.     Midnight Sun - 2:41  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Burke, Johnny Mercer)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10155 — Art Farmer + Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2005)
     Poll Winners (Sp.) CD: PWR 27221 — Art Farmer & Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2010)
c.     He's Gone Again - 2:20  (Lionel Hampton)
d.     Flying Home - 3:15  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
     Bethlehem 45: 11084   
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10155 — Art Farmer + Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2005)
     Poll Winners (Sp.) CD: PWR 27221 — Art Farmer & Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2010)
e.     Stardust - 3:44  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Charly (Eng.) CD: 201 — After Dark: Jazz Ballads For the Wee Small Hours   (1997)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10155 — Art Farmer + Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2005)
     Poll Winners (Sp.) CD: PWR 27221 — Art Farmer & Bill Evans: Modern Art   (2010)
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6032 — Salute To Hamp   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-151 — Salute To Hamp   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2004 — Salute To Hamp   
     Bethlehem CD: 20-40082 — Salute To Hamp - The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1   (1994)
     Rhino CD: R2 79848 — Salute To Hamp   (2000)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 62057 — Salute To Hamp   (2000)
     Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CD: CDSOL 6147 — Salute To Hamp   (2014)

Art Farmer (t) on a-b, d-e; Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) on a-b, d-e; (p) on a, e; Zoot Sims (ts) on a-b, d-e; Teddy Charles (p) on d.

This recording date is taken from the 2000 Rhino CD reissue liner notes which incorrectly indicate the location as Hollywood. Other discographical sources indicate that this session was recorded in late 1958.

The uncredited pianist heard comping on tracks a and e is most likely Brookmeyer while that on track d is probably Charles. Both played (and recorded on) piano even though it was not their main instrument.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Charles
Track b - Charles, Sims, Charles
Track c - Charles
Track d - Thigpen (intro), Sims (head bridge), Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Charles, Sims, Brookemeyer/Art Farmer/Charles/Sims (2-bar exchanges)
Track e - Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Sims, Charles


Date: February 1959
Location: Beltone Studios, New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Teddy Charles Quartet: Salute To Hamp

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Hank Jones (p), Addison Farmer (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.     Blue Hamp - 4:00  (Teddy Charles)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6032 — Salute To Hamp   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-151 — Salute To Hamp   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2004 — Salute To Hamp   
b.     Moonglow - 2:53  (Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6032 — Salute To Hamp   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-151 — Salute To Hamp   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2004 — Salute To Hamp   
c.     On the Sunny Side of the Street - 2:23  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6032 — Salute To Hamp   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-151 — Salute To Hamp   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2004 — Salute To Hamp   
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 66303/4 — Best Bethlehem 100   (2006)
d.    alt On the Sunny Side of the Street - 2:43  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
e.     Stompin' at the Savoy - 3:18  (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6032 — Salute To Hamp   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-151 — Salute To Hamp   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2004 — Salute To Hamp   
f. tk. 14   alt Stompin' at the Savoy - 3:16  (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
g. tk. 4   alt Moonglow - 2:42  (Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills)
h. tk. 5   alt Blue Hamp - 4:14  (Teddy Charles)
i. tk. 2    Jack The Bell Boy - 2:56  (Lionel Hampton)
j. tk. 3   alt Jack The Bell Boy - 3:06  (Lionel Hampton)
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem CD: 20-40082 — Salute To Hamp - The Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol. 1   (1994)
     Rhino CD: R2 79848 — Salute To Hamp   (2000)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 62057 — Salute To Hamp   (2000)
     Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CD: CDSOL 6147 — Salute To Hamp   (2014)

This recording date is taken from the 2000 Rhino CD reissue liner notes which incorrectly indicate the location as Hollywood. Other discographical sources indicate that this session was recorded in late 1958. This quartet session was probably recorded on a different date than the sextet above. "Blue Hamp" is listed incorrectly as "Blue Ham" on some issues.

Tracks d and f-j include studio chatter.

Soloists:
Tracks a, h - Smith (intro), Charles, Jones, Farmer, Charles
Tracks b, g - Charles, Jones
Track c - Charles, Jones
Track d - Smith (intro), Charles, Jones
Tracks e-f - Jones (head bridge), Charles, Jones, Smith
Tracks i-j - Smith (intro), Charles, Jones, Smith


Date: March 11, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bubber Johnson and His Band

Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Mickey Baker (g), Ernie Hayes (p), John Johnson (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Robert 'Bubber' Johnson (v)

a. K14031    To Never Return  (composer unknown)
     unissued
b. K14032    Until Sunrise  (composer unknown)
     King 78: 5193   (1959)
     King 45: 5193   (1959)
c. K14033    I Do Love You  (Earline Phillips, Rudolph Toombs)
     King 45: 5232   (1959)
     King LP 12": 960 — 24 Great Songs   (1966)
d. K14034    House of Love  (composer unknown)
     King 78: 5193   (1959)
     King 45: 5193   (1959)

Date: April 30, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Bill Russo/Teddy Charles: Something New, Something Blue

Teddy Charles, Bill Russo (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Hal McKusick (as, f), Frankie Socolow (ts, o), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Bill Russo (con)

a. CO63146    East Hampton Blues - 5:43  (Bill Russo) / arr: Bill Russo
b. CO63147    Davenport Blues - 3:39  (Bix Beiderbecke) / arr: Bill Russo
     Columbia CD: CK 45445 — The Jazz Arranger Vol. 2   (1991)
     Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD: FA 5392 — East Coast Jazz Workshops: New York, 1954-1961   (2013)
c. CO63148    Swinging Goatsherd Blues - 4:13  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Columbia LP 12": C2L-31/C2S-831 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
     Sony (Int.) CD: 475639-2 — Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the 20th Century   
d. CO63149    Blues in the Night - 4:39  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 1388/CS 8183 — Something New, Something Blue   (1959)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": LSP 15623 — Something New, Something Blue   
     Philips (Eu.) LP 12": BO 7582L — Something New, Something Blue   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 381 — Something New, Something Blue   (2005)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 539 — Something New, Something Blue + Swinging Guys and Dolls (Stereo Edition)   (2009)

Hal McKusick (f) on a, d; Frankie Socolow (o) on a-b, d.

Although not mentioned in the LP liner notes or discographical sources, a flute and oboe are audible on "Blues in the Night" and "East Hampton Blues" and the oboe also on "Davenport Blues." The rest of this album includes arrangements by Teo Macero and Manny Albam performed by a different ensemble. The recording date shown is taken from the original issue Columbia CL 1388.

Soloists:
Track a - Byrd, Waldron, McKusick (as), Brookmeyer, Byrd, Shaughnessy, Charles
Track b - Charles, McKusick (as), Brookmeyer
Track c - Duvivier (intro), Waldron, Brookmeyer, Charles, McKusick (as), Byrd, Socolow (ts)
Track d - Charles, Byrd, Brookmeyer


Date: October 19, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Manhattan Jazz All Stars: Guys and Dolls (septet)

Nick Travis (t), Teo Macero (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Dave McKenna (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. CO63693    Guys and Dolls - 2:38  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teddy Charles
b. CO63694    If I Were a Bell - 3:40  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
c. CO63695    The Oldest Established - 2:50  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 1426/CS 8223 — Swinging Guys and Dolls   (1960)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 539 — Something New, Something Blue + Swinging Guys and Dolls (Stereo Edition)   (2009)

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Raney
Track b - Raney, Macero, McKenna, Charles
Track c - McKenna, Charles, Travis, Macero


Date: October 27, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Manhattan Jazz All Stars: Guys and Dolls (sextet)

Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Phil Woods (as), Teddy Charles (vib), Mose Allison (p), Aaron Bell (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. CO63724    I've Never Been in Love Before - 3:10  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teddy Charles
b. CO63725    A Bushel and a Peck - 3:26  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
c. CO63726    Adelaide - 1:54  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teddy Charles
d. CO63727    Fugue for Tinhorns - 2:54  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
e. CO63728    I'll Know - 3:43  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 1426/CS 8223 — Swinging Guys and Dolls   (1960)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 539 — Something New, Something Blue + Swinging Guys and Dolls (Stereo Edition)   (2009)

Soloists:
Track a - Brookmeyer, Woods, Allison, Brookmeyer
Track b - Woods, Brookmeyer, Allison
Track c - Brookmeyer, Woods
Track d - Woods, Charles, Brookmeyer, Allison, Shaughnessy
Track e - Brookmeyer, Charles, Woods


Date: November 1, 1959
Location: 30th Street Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia
Mingus Dynasty (dectet)

Charles Mingus (ldr), Richard Williams (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), John Handy (as), Booker Ervin, Benny Golson (ts), Jerome Richardson (bar, pic, f), Teddy Charles (vib), Nico Bunink, Roland Hanna (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Honey Gordon (v)

a. CO63881-4    Gunslinging Bird - 5:12  (Charles Mingus)
     Philips (Eng.) EP: BBE 12451 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Philips (Du.) EP: SBBE 9050 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 1440/CS 8236 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     CBS (Fr.) LP 12": 66403 — Jazz Anthology from King Oliver to Ornette Coleman   (1971)
     Columbia LP 12": JG 35717 — Nostalgia In Times Square - The Immortal 1959 Sessions   (1979)
     CBS (Eu.) LP 12": 66425 — Jazz Anthology from King Oliver to Ornette Coleman   (1983)
     Columbia LP 12": CJ 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   
     Columbia CD: CK 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1990)
     Columbia CD: CK 52922 — Mingus Dynasty   (1991)
     Sony (Jpn.) CD: SRCS 7088 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1992)
     Columbia CD: CK 64624 — This Is Jazz No. 6: Charles Mingus   (1996)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 497874-2 — Portrait: Charles Mingus   (2000)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509625-2 — Charles Mingus 1959   (2003)
     Sony/BMG CD: 713372 — Jazz Profiles: Charles Mingus   (2007)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 432 — Charles Mingus, Vol. 2: Six Classic Albums   (2014)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 517120-2 — Guitar & Bass   
     Sony (Int.) CD: 472995-2 — Mingus Dynasty   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
b. CO63882-4    Song with Orange - 6:47  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 1440/CS 8236 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia LP 12": JG 35717 — Nostalgia In Times Square - The Immortal 1959 Sessions   (1979)
     Columbia LP 12": CJ 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   
     Columbia CD: CK 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1990)
     Columbia CD: CK 52922 — Mingus Dynasty   (1991)
     Sony (Jpn.) CD: SRCS 7088 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1992)
     Columbia CD: CK 64624 — This Is Jazz No. 6: Charles Mingus   (1996)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 497874-2 — Portrait: Charles Mingus   (2000)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509625-2 — Charles Mingus 1959   (2003)
     Sony/BMG CD: 713372 — Jazz Profiles: Charles Mingus   (2007)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 432 — Charles Mingus, Vol. 2: Six Classic Albums   (2014)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 472995-2 — Mingus Dynasty   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
c. CO63882-5   alt Song with Orange - 6:42  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia CD: CK 65514 — Alternate Takes   (1998)
d. CO63883-8    Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 4:33  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia LP 12": JG 35717 — Nostalgia In Times Square - The Immortal 1959 Sessions   (1979)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
e. CO63884-5   alt Diane - 7:29  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia CD: CK 65514 — Alternate Takes   (1998)
f. CO63884-7    Diane - 7:28  (Charles Mingus)
     Philips (Eng.) EP: BBE 12451 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Philips (Du.) EP: SBBE 9050 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 1440/CS 8236 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia CD: CK 52922 — Mingus Dynasty   (1991)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 432 — Charles Mingus, Vol. 2: Six Classic Albums   (2014)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 472995-2 — Mingus Dynasty   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
g. CO63885-2    Far Wells, Mill Valley - 6:11  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 1440/CS 8236 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia LP 12": CJ 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   
     Columbia CD: C2K 45037 — The Jazz Masters: 27 Classic Performances   (1990)
     Columbia CD: CK 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1990)
     Columbia CD: CK 52922 — Mingus Dynasty   (1991)
     Sony (Jpn.) CD: SRCS 7088 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1992)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 432 — Charles Mingus, Vol. 2: Six Classic Albums   (2014)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 517120-2 — Guitar & Bass   
     Sony (Int.) CD: 472995-2 — Mingus Dynasty   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
h. CO63886-2   alt New Now, Know How - 4:19  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia CD: CK 65514 — Alternate Takes   (1998)
i. CO63886-3    New Now, Know How - 4:12  (Charles Mingus)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 1440/CS 8236 — Mingus Dynasty   (1960)
     Columbia LP 12": JG 35717 — Nostalgia In Times Square - The Immortal 1959 Sessions   (1979)
     Columbia LP 12": CJ 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   
     Columbia CD: CK 44050 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1990)
     Columbia CD: CK 52922 — Mingus Dynasty   (1991)
     Sony (Jpn.) CD: SRCS 7088 — The Shoes Of the Fisherman's Wife   (1992)
     Columbia CD: CK 64624 — This Is Jazz No. 6: Charles Mingus   (1996)
     Columbia CD: CK 65513 — Mingus Dynasty   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 497874-2 — Portrait: Charles Mingus   (2000)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509625-2 — Charles Mingus 1959   (2003)
     Sony/BMG CD: 713372 — Jazz Profiles: Charles Mingus   (2007)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 748010-2 — Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition)   (2009)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 204 — Charles Mingus: Three Classic Albums - Blues and Roots/Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 432 — Charles Mingus, Vol. 2: Six Classic Albums   (2014)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 472995-2 — Mingus Dynasty   
     Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download: — Mingus Dynasty   (2010)
 
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MQ4-143 — The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus Sessions   (1993)
     Sony/BMG CD: 88697 97959 2 — Charles Mingus: The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection   (2012)

Richard Williams (t) on a-g; Benny Golson (ts) on a-g; Jerome Richardson (bar) on a-g; (pic) on g; (f) on e-f; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c, e-g; Nico Bunink (p) on d, h-i; Roland Hanna (p) on a-c, e-g; Honey Gordon (v) on d.

Some of the tracks are edited on various issues. Track c is called "Strollin'."

Soloists:
Track a - Handy, Hanna, Knepper, Richmond
Tracks b, c - Hanna (intro), Handy, Knepper, Williams
Track d - Gordon, Williams, Ervin
Tracks e-f - Hanna
Track g - Mingus, Handy, Williams
Track h - Handy, Bunink, Knepper, Williams
Track i - Handy, Bunink, Knepper


Date: November 4, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Manhattan Jazz All Stars: Guys and Dolls (octet)

Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Julius Watkins (frh), Phil Woods (as, cl), Zoot Sims (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a. CO63923    My Time of Day - 4:09  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teddy Charles
b. CO63924    Follow The Fold - 2:35  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
c. CO63925    Luck Be a Lady - 4:47  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Teo Macero
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 1426/CS 8223 — Swinging Guys and Dolls   (1960)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 539 — Something New, Something Blue + Swinging Guys and Dolls (Stereo Edition)   (2009)

Phil Woods (cl) on b.

The uncredited clarinetist heard on track b (ensemble) is probably Phil Woods.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Watkins, Thompson
Track b - Brookmeyer, Woods (as), Sims, Watkins
Track c - Woods (as), Thompson, Brookmeyer, Sims, Charles, Thompson


Date: November 21, 1959
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Label: Bethlehem
Teddy Charles Septet: On Campus - Ivy League Jazz Concert

Teddy Charles (ldr), Sam Most (as, f), Zoot Sims (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Dave McKenna (p), Bill Crow (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a.     Rifftide (Hackensack) - 5:00  (Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 66303/4 — Best Bethlehem 100   (2006)
b.     Too Close for Comfort - 3:28  (Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener)
c.     These Foolish Things - 4:31  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10198 — Zoot Sims Quartet Featuring Dave McKenna - Down Home   (2005)
d.     Struttin' with Some Barbecue - 3:54  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye)
e.     Yesterdays - 3:29  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
f.     Yale Blue - 6:07  (Teddy Charles)
g.     Whiffenpoof Song - 4:10  (Tod B. Galloway, Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Rudy Vallee)
h.     That Old Black Magic - 3:48  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
i.     Nigerian Walk - 5:39  (Ed Shaughnessy)
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6044 — On Campus - Ivy League Jazz Concert   (1960)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-2026 — On Campus - Ivy League Jazz Concert   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 43 — On Campus - Ivy League Jazz Concert   (1989)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 62058 — On Campus - Ivy League Concert   (2000)
     Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CD: CDSOL 6148 — On Campus - Ivy League Jazz Concert   (2014)
     Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download: — Teddy Charles Septet Live At Yale University 1959   (2008)
     Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download: — Teddy Charles Septet: Too Close For Comfort - Live In Concert   (2008)
     Glinka Digital Download: — Whiffenpoof Song   (2010)
     Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download: — Teddy Charles Septet Live in Concert: Too Close For Comfort   (2012)

Sam Most (as) on a; (f) on h; Zoot Sims (ts) on a-c; Teddy Charles (vib) on a, f-g, i; Jimmy Raney (g) on a, e.

The unidentified alto saxophone soloist on Rifftide is Sam Most according to Teddy Charles. The titles are mislabeled on the Fresh Sound reissues and digital downloads. The correct order and timings are as shown here.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Charles, Most (as), Raney, Shaughnessy (last bridge)
Track b - Sims
Track c - McKenna (intro), Sims
Track d - McKenna, Crow, McKenna/Shaughnessy (4-bar exchanges)
Track e - Raney
Track f - Crow (intro walking), Charles, McKenna, Shaughnessy/Charles (4-bar exchanges)
Track g - Charles
Track h - Most (f)
Track i - Charles, Crow, Shaughnessy


Date: ca. 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood

Betty Blake (ldr), Marcus Belgrave (t), Roland Alexander (ts, f), Mal Waldron (p), Eustis Guillemet (b), Charli Persip (d), Teddy Charles (dir), Betty Blake (v)

a. 6592    Out of This World - 2:31  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bob Dorough
b. 6593    Let There Be Love - 1:55  (Lionel Rand, Ian Grant) / arr: Mal Waldron
c.     Trouble Is a Man - 2:28  (Alec Wilder) / arr: Roland Alexander
d.     All of You - 2:43  (Cole Porter) / arr: Mal Waldron
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 66303/4 — Best Bethlehem 100   (2006)
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6058 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1962)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 154 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 2007 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12": COJY 9039 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Columbia (Jpn.) CD: COCY 75729 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1993)
     Columbia (Jpn.) CD: COCY 80705 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1997)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 62060 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (2000)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 821 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood: Complete Recordings 1957-61   (2014)

Roland Alexander (ts) on a-b, d; (f) on a, c.

The personnel given for the tracks on this session on the liner notes to Bethlehem 6058 and in discographies are collective and include musicians from the following session. Although not indicated previously, it seems most likely that the album Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood was the result of at least 2 recording sessions as shown here. The personnel assignments are best guesses based on auditioning the recording. Teddy Charles was producer and musical director of this session. There are no solos by the accompanying ensemble members. The Fresh Sound 2014 CD reissue indicates that the tracks were recorded in 1961.


Date: ca. 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem
Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood

Betty Blake (ldr), Zoot Sims (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), unknown (per), Betty Blake (v)

a.     I'll Be Around - 2:15  (Alec Wilder) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Moon and Sand - 2:00  (Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Love Is Just Around the Corner - 2:18  (Leo Robin, Lewis E. Gensler) / arr: Roland Alexander
d.     Lilac Wine - 5:12  (J. Shelton) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     It's so Peaceful in the Country - 2:32  (Alec Wilder) / arr: Mal Waldron
f.     While We're Young - 2:32  (Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz) / arr: Mal Waldron
g.     Blue Fool - 2:24  (Alec Wilder, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Bob Dorough
h.     Don't Say Love Has Ended - 2:30  (Alec Wilder, William Engvick) / arr: Mal Waldron
 
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6058 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1962)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 154 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR 2007 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12": COJY 9039 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   
     Columbia (Jpn.) CD: COCY 75729 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1993)
     Columbia (Jpn.) CD: COCY 80705 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (1997)
     Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD: TOCJ 62060 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood   (2000)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 821 — Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood: Complete Recordings 1957-61   (2014)

Zoot Sims (ts) on e, g-h; Teddy Charles (vib) on a, c-h; Kenny Burrell (g) on b, e, g-h; Mal Waldron (p) on a, c-h; unknown (per) on b.

The personnel given for the tracks on this session on the liner notes to Bethlehem 6058 and in discographies are collective and include musicians from the preceding session. Although not indicated previously, it seems most likely that the album Betty Blake Sings In a Tender Mood was the result of at least 2 recording sessions as shown here. The personnel assignments are best guesses based on auditioning the recording. Teddy Charles was producer and musical director of this session. There are no solos by members of the accompanying ensemble. The Fresh Sound 2014 CD reissue indicates that the tracks were recorded in 1961.


There have been suggestions, apparently coming from drummer and historian Kenny Washington, that Teddy Charles is present on an LP by the vocalist Pat Thomas, recorded around 1960, for the Strand label (Jazz Patterns, Strand SL/SLS 1015). The liner notes by Mort Goode do not provide personnel. Washington has suggested that the accompanying musicians include Booker Little (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Roland Alexander (f, ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Reggie Workman (b) and Charli Persip (d). Vibraphone is audible on three tracks: "Star Eyes," "Stella By Starlight" and "Almost Like Being In Love." It is possible that Charles is the vibraphonist but more information is needed before the personnel can be confirmed.


Date: August 25, 1960
Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Label: Warwick
Teddy Charles Sextet: Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art

Teddy Charles (ldr), Booker Little (t), Booker Ervin (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Mal Waldron (p), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a.     Scoochie - 6:22  (Booker Ervin)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Manhattan (Eng.) LP 12": MAN 5021 — Hancock Alley   (1980)
     Premier LP 12": CBR 1030 — Hot & Heavy   
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1003 — Sounds of the Inner City   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Collectables CD: COL-6131 — Sounds of the Inner City   (2000)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
b.     Cycles - 5:30  (Mal Waldron)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Manhattan (Eng.) LP 12": MAN 5021 — Hancock Alley   (1980)
     Premier LP 12": CBR 1030 — Hot & Heavy   
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1003 — Sounds of the Inner City   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Collectables CD: COL-6131 — Sounds of the Inner City   (2000)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
c.     Embraceable You - 4:44  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
d.     Blues De Tambour - 5:43  (Ed Shaughnessy)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1003 — Sounds of the Inner City   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Collectables CD: COL-6131 — Sounds of the Inner City   (2000)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
     Jazz Plot Records Digital Download: — Booker Little: Complete Quartet Recordings   (2010)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
e.     Take Three Parts Jazz Suite: Part 1 (Route 4), Part 2 (Lyriste), Part 3 (Father George) - 11:59  (Teddy Charles)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
f.     The Confined Few - 8:08  (Booker Little)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2033/2033ST — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1960)
     Warwick (Jpn.) LP 12": RJ 7178 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1003 — Sounds of the Inner City   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 212 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   (1996)
     Collectables CD: COL-6131 — Sounds of the Inner City   (2000)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
     Real Gone Jazz CD: RGJCD 335 — Booker Ervin: Six Classic Albums   (2012)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
g.     Stardust - 3:38  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1003 — Sounds of the Inner City   
     Collectables CD: COL-6131 — Sounds of the Inner City   (2000)
     Lone Hill (Sp.) CD: LHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
 
All titles on:      Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-674 — Jazz In the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art   
     Jazz View (It.) CD: 032 — Booker Little & Teddy Charles Group - Live - The Complete Concert   

Booker Little (t) on a-b, d, f-g; Booker Ervin (ts) on a-b, d, f-g; Mal Waldron (p) on a-b, d-g.

Many reissues of this concert (under Booker Little - Booker Ervin, not Teddy Charles) contain edited versions of "Scoochie" (5:20; vibraphone solo deleted), "Cycles" (4:46; vibraphone solo deleted), "The Confined Few" (6:52; vibraphone solo deleted) and "Blues De Tambour" (3:39; drum solo deleted). The timings listed above, which include applause, represent the actual performances and not the edited versions. The Fresh Sound CD reissue includes Charles' spoken introductions.

Track c is performed only by Charles, Farmer and Shaugnessy. Track e is performed only by Charles and the rhythm section. As can be seen, these two tracks have been reissued less frequently than the other titles.

Soloists:
Track a - Shaughnessy (intro), Little, Charles, Ervin, Waldron
Track b - Charles, Waldron, Little, Ervin, Farmer
Track c - Charles
Track d - Shaughnessy (intro), Little, Waldron, Shaughnessy
Track e - Waldron, Charles, Farmer, Charles, Waldron, Charles/Shaughnessy (4-bar exchanges)
Track f - Ervin, Charles, Waldron, Farmer, Little
Track g - Ervin, Charles


Date: Probably September 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Warwick
Nat Wright: The Biggest Voice In Jazz

Nat Wright (ldr), Bennie Green (tb), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Shelly Gold (bsx, f), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Mal Waldron (con), Nat Wright (v)

a.     My Man's Gone Now - 3:36  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Joshua - 3:24  (composer unknown) / arr: Mal Waldron
c.     Johnny One Note - 3:24  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Mal Waldron
d.     You Let My Love Grow Cold - 2:08  (Jessie Mae Robinson) / arr: Mal Waldron
 
All titles on:      Warwick LP 12": W 2040/2040ST — The Biggest Voice In Jazz   (1961)

Shelly Gold (bsx) on a-b, d; (f) on a, c.


Date: Probably September 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Warwick
Nat Wright: The Biggest Voice In Jazz

Nat Wright (ldr), Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Shelly Gold (f), Jimmy Raney (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Ron Carter (b), Ronnie Bedford (d), Mal Waldron (con), Nat Wright (v)

a.     Secret Love - 2:46  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Mal Waldron
b.     Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie) - 2:34  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - 2:45  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     This Nearly Was Mine - 2:32  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Teddy Charles
e.     Caravan - 2:42  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) / arr: Tony Chris
f.     Sophisticated Lady - 2:47  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Mal Waldron
 
All titles on:      Warwick LP 12": W 2040/2040ST — The Biggest Voice In Jazz   (1961)

Date: ca. 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Warwick
Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet: Out of this World

Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Teddy Charles (vib), Herbie Hancock (p), Laymon Jackson (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 61WA71    It's a Beautiful Evening - 5:20  (Dorothy Wayne, Raymond Rasch)
     Warwick LP 12": W 2041/2041ST — Out of This World - Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet   (1961)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12": FSR-638 — Out of This World - Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet   
     TCB (Swi.) LP 12": 1002 — Takin' Care of Business   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 137 — Out of This World - Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet   (1991)
     West Wind (Ger.) CD: 2135 — Out of This World   (2000)
     Starburst (Eng.) CD: 1010 — Touchstone   (2000)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 335 — Out of This World - The Complete Warwick Sessions   (2003)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Pepper Adams   (2012)
     Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download: — NYC '61 Warwick Sessions   (2012)

The rest of this album features the Pepper Adams-Donald Byrd Quintet. Charles only appears on one track. The CD reissue contains the extended versions of each track. On the Warwick and Fresh Sound LPs, Charles is referred to as "Jinx Jingles."

Soloists: Byrd, Hancock, Byrd


Date: ca. 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Music Minus One
Music Minus One: For Pianists Only

Mal Waldron (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a.     Taking a Chance on Love - 3:38  (Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter) / arr: Mal Waldron
b.     Deep Purple - 5:07  (Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Mal Waldron
c.     Blue Moon - 3:39  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Mal Waldron
d.     Over the Rainbow - 4:48  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Mal Waldron
e.     When I Grow Too Old to Dream - 1:57  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Mal Waldron
 
All titles on:      Music Minus One LP 12": 4007 — For Pianists Only   
     Music Minus One LP 12": 4043 — How About You   
     Music Minus One LP 12": 4044 — Rhythm Backgrounds To Standards   
     Music Minus One LP 12": 4042 — Solo Spotlight   

These are play-along tracks accompanied by music, lyrics, and improvised solo examples in a booklet included with the LP. On the remainder of MMO 4007, Teddy Charles is replaced by guitarist Al Schackman. I have not examined the other issues. The timings shown include the count-off.


Date: April 23, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists
Teddy Charles Nonet: Russia Goes Jazz

Teddy Charles (ldr), Zoot Sims (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Eric Dolphy (bcl), Jerome Richardson (f), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Hall Overton (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Scheherazade Blue - 3:45  (Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Borodin Bossa Nova - 3:37  (Alexander Borodin) / arr: Ed Bland
c.     Love for Three Oranges March - 2:21  (Sergei Prokofieff) / arr: Teddy Charles
 
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 3365/UAS 6365 — Russia Goes Jazz   (1964)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)

The music was adapted from themes by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Borodin and Prokofiev.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Richardson, Charles
Track b - Sims, Charles, Raney, Richardson, Adams
Track c - Sims, Richardson, Charles


Date: May 6, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists
Teddy Charles Nonet: Russia Goes Jazz

Teddy Charles (ldr), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, cl), Jerome Richardson (ts, f), Pepper Adams (bar), Tommy Newsom (bcl), Teddy Charles (vib), Jim Hall (g), Hank Jones (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Dance Arabe - 2:49  (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Etude - 3:11  (Sergei Prokofieff) / arr: Mal Waldron
 
Both titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 3365/UAS 6365 — Russia Goes Jazz   (1964)
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)

The music was adapted from themes by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. The LP liner notes and most discographies indicate that Lullaby Russe was also recorded by this ensemble but that is not the case (see next session).

Soloists:
Track a - Richardson (f), Charles, Hall, Adams
Track b - Charles, Adams, Charles, Jones


Date: May 6, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists
Teddy Charles Sextet: Russia Goes Jazz

Teddy Charles (ldr), Howard McGhee (t), Jimmy Giuffre (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Jim Hall (g), Teddy Kotick (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Lullaby of the Firebird - 5:02  (Igor Stravinsky) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     Princess Scheherezade - 4:45  (Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov) / arr: Teddy Charles
c.     Lullaby Russe - 4:25  (Aram Khatchaturian) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Jazz Beat (Sp.) CD: 533 — Teddy Charles Tentet & Nonet: Complete Recordings   (2008)
 
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 3365/UAS 6365 — Russia Goes Jazz   (1964)

The music was adapted from themes by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Khatchaturian. The LP liner notes and most discographies list incorrect personnel for title c, indicating it was recorded by the larger ensemble at the other May 6, 1963 session above. But this track was unquestionably recorded by a sextet including McGhee's trumpet which is clearly audible.

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Hall, Giuffre
Track b - McGhee, Charles, Hall
Track c - Charles, Giuffre


Date: September 9, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Workshop Jazz
Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus (quintet)

Pepper Adams (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Pepper Adams (bar), Hank Jones (p), Paul Chambers (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Charles Mingus (dir)

a.     Fables of Faubus - 4:25  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Thad Jones
b.     Black Light - 3:40  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Pepper Adams
c.     Song with Orange - 2:36  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     Carolyn - 5:02  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
e.     Reincarnation of a Lovebird - 5:45  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Pepper Adams
f.     Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 5:30  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
 
All titles on:      Workshop Jazz LP 12": WSJ(S)-219 — Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus   (1964)
     Tamla Motown (Jpn.) LP 12": SMJ 7475 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 177 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   (1991)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 341 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   (2003)
     Fresh Sound (Sp.) CD: FSR-CD 604 — Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus   (2010)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — Essential Jazz Masters: Pepper Adams   (2012)
     Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download: — A Salute To Charles Mingus   (2012)

Track e is called "Incarnation" and track f is called "Strollin' Honies."

Soloists:
Track a - Adams
Track b - Chambers, Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Adams
Track c - Hank Jones
Track d - Thad Jones, Adams
Track e - Hank Jones, Adams, Thad Jones
Track f - Adams, Thad Jones, Hank Jones


Date: ca. 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Monmouth
Rusty Dedrick Ensemble: A Jazz Journey

Rusty Dedrick (ldr), Rusty Dedrick (t), Urbie Green (tb), John William [Bill] Barber (tu), John La Porta (as, cl), Al Klink (ts, f), Boomie Richman (ts), Gene Allen (bar, bcl), Teddy Charles (vib, x), Don Burns (acc), George Duvivier (b), Don Lamond (d)

a.     Pigalle - 2:34  (Georges Ulmer, Charles Newman, Georges Konyn) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
b.     'Round My Old Deserted Farm - 3:55  (Willard Robison) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
c.     Acropolis 7844 - 6:17  (Rusty Dedrick) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
d.     Snowfall - 3:50  (Claude Thornhill, Ruth Thornhill) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
e.     Charlesville - 3:02  (Rusty Dedrick) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
f.     Late Afternoon in Rome - 2:37  (Rusty Dedrick) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
g.     Valencia - 3:32  (Emilienne H. Boyer, Sanchez Jose Padilla, Clifford Grey, Jacques Charles) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
h.     Lonely Heartache - 2:42  (Steve Marvin, Bill Borden) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
i.     Navarac - 5:52  (Rusty Dedrick) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
j.     Umbrella Man - 3:13  (Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh) / arr: Rusty Dedrick
     Monmouth LP 12": MES 7035 — Many Facets, Many Friends   (1970)
 
All titles on:      Monmouth LP 12": MLP 6502/SLP 16502 — A Jazz Journey   (1965)

Al Klink (ts) on e, g, i; (f) on a-e, i; Boomie Richman (ts) on a, f, h, j; Teddy Charles (x) on g.

Soloists:
Track a - Burns, Klink (f), La Porta, Charles (vib), Dedrick, La Porta
Track b - Dedrick, Charles (vib)
Track c - Charles (vib), Green, La Porta, Dedrick
Track d - Charles (vib), Burns, Klink (f), Dedrick
Track e - Charles (vib), Dedrick, Green, La Porta, Lamond
Track f - Charles (vib), Dedrick, La Porta
Track g - Charles (vib), La Porta, Klink (ts), Green, Dedrick
Track h - Dedrick, Charles (vib), Dedrick
Track i - Klink (ts), Green, La Porta, Dedrick
Track j - Charles (vib), Burns, Green, La Porta, Richman, Charles (vib)


Date: February 10, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable - A Tribute To Dinah Washington

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Ernie Royal (t), Bob Asher (tb), Buddy Lucas (ts), unknown (str), Teddy Charles (vib), Ernie Hayes (p), George Duvivier (b), Gary Chester (d), Robert Mersey (con), Aretha Franklin (v)

a. CO81361    This Bitter Earth - 4:33  (Clyde Otis) / arr: Robert Mersey
     Columbia LP 12": FC 40708 — Aretha After Hours   (1987)
     Columbia CD: CK 40105 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (1986)
     Columbia CD: C2K 48515 — Jazz To Soul   (1992)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 477234-2 — Jazz To Soul   (1996)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65375 — 3 Classic Albums   (1997)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65068 — Early Years   (1997)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65050 — This Is Jazz, Vol. 34   (1998)
     Kiosk CD: 67592 — Nobody Like You   (1999)
     Columbia CD: J2K 65801 — R & B: From Doo Wop To Hip Hop   (1999)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65750 — Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack For a Century   (1999)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 501495-2 — Love Songs   (2001)
     Columbia CD: C2K 85696 — Aretha Franklin - The Queen In Waiting: The Columbia Years, 1960-1965   (2002)
     Rajon Music Group CD: 219 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2003)
     Time Life CD: 18896 — Torch Songs   (2003)
     Import CD: 501985 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2004)
     Blue Label CD: 305712 — Aretha Franklin: The Early Years   (2008)
     Sony/BMG CD: 723103 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (2008)
     Blue Label CD: 43092 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (2008)
     Arista/Legacy CD: 88697 27459 2 — Playlist: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin   (2008)
     Sony/BMG CD: 778663 — The Essential Aretha Franklin: The Columbia Years   (2010)
     Sony/BMG CD: 783468 — Aretha Franklin Sings the Great American Songbook   (2011)
b. CO81362    Unforgettable - 3:39  (Irving Gordon) / arr: Robert Mersey
     Columbia LP 12": FC 40708 — Aretha After Hours   (1987)
     Castle Music (Eng.) CD: CCSCD 152 — Aretha Franklin: The Collection   (1987)
     Columbia CD: C2K 48515 — Jazz To Soul   (1992)
     Tristar CD: 35376 — Aretha Franklin: Gold   (1996)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 477234-2 — Jazz To Soul   (1996)
     Kiosk CD: 67522 — What a Difference a Day Makes   (1997)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 491454-2 — Soul Sister: The Classic Aretha Franklin   (1998)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65050 — This Is Jazz, Vol. 34   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 501495-2 — Love Songs   (2001)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 504262-2 — Les Indespensables de Aretha Franklin   (2002)
     Sony (Int.) CD: Daily Mail Promotion 009 — 40 Greatest Ever Love Songs, Part 1   (2003)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509619-2 — Aretha Franklin 1960-1965   (2003)
     Rajon Music Group CD: 219 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2003)
     Import CD: 501985 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2004)
     Marks & Spencer (Eng.) CD: 2125558 — Greatest Love Songs of the 60s   (2005)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 81091 — Lounging With Fairmount II   (2005)
     Time Life CD: 19813 2 — Timeless: The Great Romantic Standards   (2005)
     Sony/BMG CD: 710422 — Aretha Franklin   (2006)
     Crimson (Eng.) CD: CRIMCD 498 — Absolute 60s Legends   (2007)
     Arista/Legacy CD: 88697 21627 2 — Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs   (2008)
     Arista/Legacy CD: 88697 41279 2 — From the Heart   (2009)
c. CO81363    If I Should Lose You - 3:36  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) / arr: Robert Mersey
     Columbia LP 12": FC 40708 — Aretha After Hours   (1987)
d. CO81364    What a Difference a Day Made (What a Difference a Day Makes) - 3:30  (Maria Grever, Stanley Adams) / arr: Robert Mersey
     Columbia CD: CK 40105 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (1986)
     Castle Music (Eng.) CD: CCSCD 152 — Aretha Franklin: The Collection   (1987)
     Columbia CD: C2K 48515 — Jazz To Soul   (1992)
     Tristar CD: 35376 — Aretha Franklin: Gold   (1996)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 477234-2 — Jazz To Soul   (1996)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65375 — 3 Classic Albums   (1997)
     Kiosk CD: 67522 — What a Difference a Day Makes   (1997)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 491454-2 — Soul Sister: The Classic Aretha Franklin   (1998)
     Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD: 65050 — This Is Jazz, Vol. 34   (1998)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 501495-2 — Love Songs   (2001)
     Columbia CD: C2K 85696 — Aretha Franklin - The Queen In Waiting: The Columbia Years, 1960-1965   (2002)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 504262-2 — Les Indespensables de Aretha Franklin   (2002)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 509619-2 — Aretha Franklin 1960-1965   (2003)
     Rajon Music Group CD: 219 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2003)
     Import CD: 501985 — The Great Aretha Franklin   (2004)
     Columbia CD: 93644 2 — Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight - Aretha Franklin   (2005)
     Sony/BMG CD: 710422 — Aretha Franklin   (2006)
     Sony/BMG CD: 723103 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (2008)
     Blue Label CD: 43092 — Aretha Sings the Blues   (2008)
     Sony/BMG CD: 778663 — The Essential Aretha Franklin: The Columbia Years   (2010)
     Sony/BMG CD: 783468 — Aretha Franklin Sings the Great American Songbook   (2011)
 
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 2163/CS 8963 — Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington   (1964)
     Columbia CD: CK 66201 — Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington   (1995)
     Sony (Int.) CD: 480508-2 — Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington   (1995)
     Edsel (Eng.) CD: 1018 — Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington/Runnin' Out of Fools   (2005)
     Sony/BMG CD: 779279 — Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia   (2011)

An unidentified string section is present on this session. I had previously indicated that Teddy Charles was present on the seven Aretha Franklin tracks recorded on February 7-8, 1964 (master nos. CO81354-81360). But in relistening to those tracks, I hear no vibraphone on any of them.


Date: ca. 1965
Location: Unknown
Label: Eden
Another Side of Eddie Hazell

Eddie Hazell (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Eddie Hazell (g, v), Joe Berle (p), Dick Hyman (p, or), George Duvivier, Mickey Golizio (b), Robert J. Gregg, Bill Lavorgna (d), Others Unknown (var)

a.     Variations on a Theme by Bird - 1:42  (Walter Marks)
     Columbia 45: 4-43184   
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
b.     Monica - 2:20  (Elmer Bernstein, Earl Shuman)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
c.     I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face - 3:20  (Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner)
d.     Love Is a Simple Thing - 1:53  (June Carroll, Arthur Siegel)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
e.     Gravy Waltz - 2:25  (Steve Allen, Ray Brown)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
f.     Fascinating Rhythm - 1:51  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
g.     Bluesette - 2:07  (Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel)
h.     Misty - 2:50  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
i.     Satin Doll - 2:31  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
j.     Nice Work if You Can Get It - 1:28  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
k.     Waltz for Debby - 2:42  (Bill Evans, Gene Lees)
     EM (Jpn.) CD: 1033 — The Essential Collection of Eddie Hazell 1961-1976   
l.     The Girl from Ipanema - 2:37  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
m.     Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:23  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
n.     Bajour - 1:24  (Walter Marks)
 
All titles on:      Eden LP 12": 2 — Another Side of Eddie Hazell   

Teddy Charles (vib) on c, h, j, l-n; Joe Berle (p) on a-e, h-m; Dick Hyman (p) on a-e, h-m; (or) on f-g, n.

The recording date is speculative but probably some time in the mid-1960s. The personnel are collective and most likely, two or more sessions were involved. Specific track assignments for piano, bass and drums cannot be made. An unidentified trombone section is audible on tracks a and n. Unidentified saxophonists are audible on tracks a, b and l. Bongos can be heard on tracks a, f and n. A second guitar is audible on track i. None of these additional instruments are mentioned in the LP liner notes. The track timings given on the LP are inaccurate and the actual ones are shown above. Teddy Charles does not solo on any tracks.


Date: December 21, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige
Erik Kloss: Grits and Gravy

Eric Kloss (ldr), Eric Kloss (as), Danny Bank (bar, f, per), Teddy Charles (vib), Billy Butler (g), Alfred Williams (p), Ronnie Boykins (b), Robert J. Gregg (d), unknown (bkv)

a.     A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manhã de Carnaval) - 3:30  (Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Carl Sigman) / arr: Ed Bland
     Prestige 45: 45-444   (1967)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7486 — Grits and Gravy   (1967)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24923-2 — First Class!   (2004)
b.     Slow Hot Wind - 3:00  (Henry Mancini, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Ed Bland
     Prestige 45: 45-444   (1967)
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7486 — Grits and Gravy   (1967)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24923-2 — First Class!   (2004)
c.     Comin' Home Baby  (Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough) / arr: Ed Bland
     unissued
d.     If I Had a Hammer  (Pete Seeger, L. Hays) / arr: Ed Bland
     unissued
e.     Grits and Gravy - 2:30  (Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
     Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7486 — Grits and Gravy   (1967)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24923-2 — First Class!   (2004)
     Brown Sugar (Ger.) CD: BSR 1009 — Can You Dig It?   (2007)

An unidentified female vocal group is also present on this session. Kloss is the only soloist on the issued tracks.


Date: August 21, 1967
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Harold Vick: Watch What Happens

Harold Vick (ldr), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Tom McIntosh (tb), Joe Farrell, George Marge (r), Harold Vick (ts), John Blair (vn), Teddy Charles (vib), Everett Barksdale (g), Herbie Hancock (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Grady Tate (d), Dave Carey (per), unknown (bkv), Ed Bland (con)

a. UPA1-8513    Serenata - 3:03  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Ed Bland
b. UPA1-8514    Autumn Sunset - 3:30  (Harold Vick) / arr: Ed Bland
c. UPA1-8515    Guava Jelly - 2:35  (Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
 
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LPM/LSP 3902 — Watch What Happens   (1968)
     RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD: 82876 64358-2 — Watch What Happens   (2004)

An unidentified female vocal group is heard on all tracks. Teddy Charles does not solo on any of these performances.


Date: August 22, 1967
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Harold Vick: Watch What Happens

Harold Vick (ldr), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Joe Farrell, George Marge (r), Harold Vick (ss, ts), John Blair (vn), Teddy Charles (vib), Everett Barksdale, Lawrence Lucie (g), Herbie Hancock (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Grady Tate (d), Dave Carey (per), unknown (bkv), Ed Bland (con)

a. UPA1-8516    This Hotel - 3:10  (Johnny Keating) / arr: Ed Bland
b. UPA1-8517    Watch What Happens - 2:44  (Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy) / arr: Ed Bland
c. UPA1-8518    Where Butterflies Play - 2:34  (Harold Vick) / arr: Ed Bland
d. UPA1-8519    Eloquence - 3:41  (Harold Vick) / arr: Ed Bland
e. UPA1-8520    Whisper Not - 2:58  (Benny Golson) / arr: Ed Bland
 
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LPM/LSP 3902 — Watch What Happens   (1968)
     RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD: 82876 64358-2 — Watch What Happens   (2004)

Harold Vick (ss) on a, c; (ts) on b, d-e.

An unidentified female vocal group is heard on all tracks. Teddy Charles does not solo on any of these performances.


Date: June 25, 1988
Location: Verona Jazz Festival, Teatro Romano, Verona, Italy
Label: Soul Note (It.)
Teddy Charles Quartet: Live At the Verona Jazz Festival

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Harold Danko (p), Ray Drummond (b), Tony Reedus (d)

a.     All the Things You Are - 12:22  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
b.     Walkin' (Gravy) - 11:27  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
c.     Third Leveling - 3:53
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
d.     To Start Again - 5:33  (Harold Danko)
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
e.     Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 8:37  (Charles Mingus)
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
f.     A Night in Tunisia - 12:06  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Soul Note (It.) LP 12": 121 183-1 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   
g.     'Round Midnight - 6:52  (Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
 
All titles on:      Soul Note (It.) CD: 121 183-2 — Live At the Verona Jazz Festival   (1989)

Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c, e-g; Ray Drummond (b) on a-b, d-g; Tony Reedus (d) on a-b, d-g.

"'Round Midnight" is not listed on the CD liner notes or in discographical sources. According to Sid Gribetz who wrote the liner notes, this is because the concert was originally meant to be issued on LP which format would not accomodate all the performances. When the CD was issued now with all the titles, the LP liner notes were used but not updated to reflect the presence of "'Round Midnight." "Third Leveling" is a freely improvised duet by Harold Danko and Teddy Charles. Track a is called "All the Things You Ain't." Track e is called "Nostalgia For Mingus."

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Danko, Drummond, Charles/Danko (4-bar exchanges with Reedus)
Track b - Drummond (intro), Charles, Danko, Drummond, Reedus, Charles/Danko (4-bar exchanges), Charles/Danko
Track c - Charles/Danko duet
Track d - Danko, Drummond
Track e - Danko, Charles, Drummond
Track f - Charles, Danko, Drummond, Reedus
Track g - Charles, Danko, Charles, Drummond, Danko


Date: June 26, 1988
Location: Rovigo Jazz Festival, Rovigo, Italy
Label: [private recording]
Teddy Charles and Max Roach Live at Rovigo

Teddy Charles (vib), Max Roach (d)

a.     Drum Solo In 5/4 Time - 3:47  (Max Roach)
b.     Mop Mop (Boff Boff) - 3:42  (Teddy Wilson, J.C. Heard, Van Alexander [Al Feldman], Coleman Hawkins)
c.     South Africa Goddam (Sud Afrika Goddam) - 6:29  (Max Roach)
d.     The Drum Also Waltzes - 5:02  (Max Roach)
e.     Papa Jo - 4:20  (Max Roach)
f.     Billy the Kid - 5:22  (Max Roach)
g.     I Can't Get Started - 6:51  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
h.    inc Walkin' (Gravy) - 4:37  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
i.     'Round Midnight - 5:29  (Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
j.     Bebop - 3:49  (Dizzy Gillespie)
k.     Sophisticated Lady - 5:30  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
l.     Now's the Time - 7:09  (Charlie Parker)
m.     Barbados  (Charlie Parker)
n.     Cherokee - 10:26  (Ray Noble)
o.     I'll Remember April - 9:13  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
p.     Montuno Max - 5:45  (Teddy Charles, Max Roach)
q.     Perdido - 5:49  (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
r.     Wahoo  (Bennie Harris)
All titles unissued.

l, m;   q, r performed as medleys.

Teddy Charles (vib) on g-r; Max Roach (d) on a-f, l-r.

This is an impromptu set of live performances by the duo of Roach and Charles. Many thanks to Doug Pomeroy for information on the recording.

Tracks a-f are Roach solos with track e being a tribute to drummer Jo Jones and performed only on Roach's hi-hat cymbal. Tracks g-k are Charles solos. Tracks l-r are duets. Track h has a break caused when the tape had to be turned over. After the break, Charles plays the shout chorus from "Tiny's Blues" as recorded by the Chubby Jackson band in 1949 (see session of February 24, 1949 above). Tracks l-m and q-r are not really medleys but Charles plays both of the well-known themes shown. Track p sounds very much like a spontaneous improvisation.

The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: Probably recorded early 1990s
Location: New York City
Label: Teo Records
The Eclectic Side of Teo Macero

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Teo Macero (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Harold Danko (p), Teo Macero (dir)

a.     Darkness of Time - 11:36  (Teo Macero) / arr: Teo Macero
     Teo Records CD: unnumbered — The Eclectic Side of Teo Macero   (2000)

This track features Charles and Danko in a New York City studio freely improvising parts as a duo while listening to the prerecorded London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Macero's composition. Macero cued the duo as to when to play and overdubbed the result. The recording date could not be recalled by any of the participants but probably took place sometime in the early 1990s. Teddy Charles is quite certain that this took place after the 1988 Verona concert above.


The CD, The Eclectic Side of Teo Macero also contains a track "The Devil's Cry" (7:05), composed by Macero that involves Teddy Charles freely improvising with an unidentified ensemble including a synthesizer. Neither Charles nor Macero could provide any information on when, where or how this track was produced and the CD provides no information.


Date: March 30, 2008
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Teddy Charles Live at the Village Vanguard

Teddy Charles (ldr), John Mosca (tb), Chris Byars (sax), Teddy Charles (vib), Sacha Perry (p), Ari Roland (b), Stefan Schatz (d)

a.    inc Hot House - 3:43  (Tadd Dameron)
unissued

This is a fragment of a video recording of the Teddy Charles Sextet appearing at the Village Vanguard. What has been preserved is a portion of Charles's solo. Mosca and Byars are not heard. The video was provided by Byars.


Date: July 23, 2008
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Smalls Records
Teddy Charles Sextet: Dances With Bulls

Teddy Charles (ldr), John Mosca (tb), Chris Byars (as, f), Teddy Charles (vib), Harold Danko (p), Ari Roland (b), Stefan Schatz (d)

a. tk. 1    Aishie  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     unissued
b. tk. 2    Aishie  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     unissued
c.     Bunni - 7:23  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)
d.     Blues Without Woe - 6:04  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)
e.     Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 14:10  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)
f.     No More Nights - 8:26  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)
g.     Dances with Bulls - 7:05  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)
h.    alt Dances with Bulls  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     unissued
i.     Arlene - 10:24  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls Records CD: SRCD-0038 — Dances With Bulls   (2009)

Chris Byars (as) on a-c, e-h; (f) on d, i.

Track e is called "Nostalgia For Mingus."

Soloists:
Track c - Charles, Mosca, Danko, Byars (as), Roland (arco), Schatz, Mosca, Byars, Mosca, Byars
Track d - Charles, Byars (f), Danko, Mosca, Roland (arco), Schatz (call and response with horns)
Track e - Roland (intro arco), Charles, Mosca, Danko, Byars (as), Roland (arco), Schatz
Track f - Danko, Mosca, Byars (as), Roland (arco), Charles, Schatz
Track g - free improvisation
Track i - Charles, Byars (f), Mosca, Danko, Roland (arco), Charles/Byars (f)/Mosca/Danko/Roland (4-bar exchanges with Schatz)


Date: November 7, 2008
Location: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Label: O.A.P. (Du.)
Teddy Charles and the Walter Wolff Trio Live

Teddy Charles, Walter Wolff (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Walter Wolff (p), Francesco Angiuli (b), Andreas Fryland (d)

a.     Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 9:39  (Charles Mingus)
b.     Dances with Bulls - 6:52  (Teddy Charles)
c.     What Is This Thing Called Love? - 10:16  (Cole Porter)
d.     Archipelago - 7:31  (Walter Wolff)
e.     What's New? - 4:57  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f.     All the Things You Are - 9:29  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g.     I Hardly Think About You - 8:01  (Walter Wolff, Eef Van Breen)
h.     A Night in Tunisia - 12:17  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
 
All titles on:      O.A.P. (Du.) CD: OAPR 904 — Teddy Charles and the Walter Wolff Trio Live   (2009)

Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c, e, h; Francesco Angiuli (b) on a-d, f-h; Andreas Fryland (d) on a-d, f-h.

The timings shown do not include applause or announcements. Track a is called "Nostalgia For Mingus."

Soloists:
Track a - Charles, Wolff, Angiuli
Track b - free improvisation
Track c - Wolff (intro), Charles, Wolff, Angiuli, Charles/Wolff
Track d - Wolff (intro), Wolff, Angiuli
Track e - Charles/Wolff duet (b, d out)
Track f - Wolff, Angiuli, Wolff/Fryland (8-bar exchanges)
Track g - Wolff, Angiuli
Track h - Fryland (intro), Charles, Wolff, Angiuli, Fryland


Date: November 18, 2008
Location: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Label: [television broadcast]
Teddy Charles and the Walter Wolff Trio Live On TV

Teddy Charles (ldr), Teddy Charles (vib), Walter Wolff (p), Francesco Angiuli (b), Andreas Fryland (d)

a.     Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 4:27  (Charles Mingus)
b.     From Persia with Love - 4:07  (Teddy Charles)
c.     Misirlou  (Nick Roubanis, Jose Pina, Milton Leeds, Fred Wise, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
All titles unissued.

b, c performed as medley.

These were live performances of Teddy Charles with the Walter Wolff Trio recorded by VPRO for the TV show Vrije Geluiden (Free Sounds). They can be viewed on YouTube. Tracks b and c comprise a medley 4:07 in duration.


Date: March 29, 2009
Location: Knoop Studios, River Edge, NJ
Label: SteepleChase (Dan.)
Chris Byars Quartet, Quintet and Sextet: Bop-ography

Chris Byars (ldr), John Mosca (tb), Chris Byars (ss, as, ts, f), James Byars (o, enh), Teddy Charles (vib), Ari Roland (b), Stefan Schatz (d, per)

a.     Festival - 5:11  (George Wallington) / arr: Chris Byars
b.     Straight Ahead - 5:52  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Chris Byars
c.     Lost Love - 6:13  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Chris Byars
d.     Himalayan Sunrise - 4:23  (Chris Byars) / arr: Chris Byars
e.     Nature Boy - 6:00  (Eden Ahbez) / arr: Chris Byars
f.     Minority - 6:35  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Chris Byars
g.     Indra - 6:29  (Chris Byars) / arr: Chris Byars
h.     Bop-ography - 20:34  (Chris Byars) / arr: Chris Byars
 
All titles on:      SteepleChase (Dan.) CD: SCCD 31686 — Bop-ography   (2009)

Chris Byars (ss) on h; (as) on a-f, h; (ts) on g-h; (f) on h; James Byars (o) on e, h; (enh) on d, f, h; Teddy Charles (vib) on b, e, h; Stefan Schatz (d) on a-f, h; (per) on g.

Stefan Schatz plays a South Asian hand drum called a kanjira on track g.

Soloists:
Track a - Chris Byars (as), Mosca, Roland (arco), Schatz
Track b - Charles, Chris Byars (as), Mosca, Roland (arco)
Track c - Mosca, Chris Byars (as), Roland (arco)
Track d - Chris Byars (as)
Track e - Charles, Mosca
Track f - Mosca, Chris Byars (as), Roland (arco), Schatz
Track g - Schatz (intro kanjira), Mosca, Chris Byars (ts), Roland (arco)
Track h - Charles (intro), Charles, Mosca, Charles, Charles, Roland (arco), Charles, Chris Byars (ts)


Date: May 30, 2010
Location: East Coast Sounds Festival, Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]
Teddy Charles Tentet Live: East Coast Sounds

Teddy Charles (ldr), Ron King (t), unknown (tu), Kim Richmond (as), Billy Kerr (ts), Robert Carr (bar), Teddy Charles (vib), Doug MacDonald (g), Rich Eames (p), Joel Hamilton (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

a.     Green Blues - 5:05  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
b.     You Go to My Head - 4:44  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Gil Evans
c.     The Emperor - 14:21  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
d.     Scrapple from the Apple - 9:46  (Charlie Parker)
e.     A Night in Tunisia - 9:23  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
f.     'Round Midnight - 10:12  (Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
All titles unissued.

unknown (tu) on a-c.

This was part of concert no. 14 of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's East Coast Sounds festival featuring the Teddy Charles Tentet. The tuba player was a last minute replacement whose identity is unknown.


Date: December 17, 2010
Location: Teddy Charles Studio, Riverhead, NY
Label: Flaming Hearts Records
Wily Bo Walker with Teddy Charles

Wily Bo Walker (ldr), Danny Flam (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Ruslan Agababayev (p), Marco Panascia (b), Eran Asias (d), Wily Bo Walker (v)

a.     You Don't Know What Love Is - 6:16  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
     Flaming Hearts Records Digital Download: FHWBW 004 — You Don't Know What Love Is   (2011)

Walker's vocal is overdubbed. It was recorded in London on January 17, 2011. Mastering was done at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.