The Jazz Show Episode April 13, 2015

Broadcast on 13-Apr-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Vibist/composer Teddy Charles: "The Teddy Charles Tentet"

Tonight The Jazz Show celebrates the birthday of Theodore Charles Cohen better known as Teddy Charles. Teddy began his career as a drummer but became and accomplished pianist and writer and perfected what was to become his main instrument, the vibraphone (vibes). Teddy formed this band called simply "The Teddy Charles Tentet" in mid 1955. They triumphed at the Newport Jazz Festival in that year and Teddy was able to keep the band working with very few personnel changes. They went into Atlantic Record's studio in January of 1956 and recorded what is arguably Teddy's most important album and non-arguably a "desert Island" Jazz classic. The Tentet is made up of Art Farmer on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, J.R.Monterose on tenor and George Barrow or Sol Schlinger on baritone. Don Butterfield on tuba, Jimmy Raney on guitar, Mal Waldron on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass and Joe Harris on drums and of course Mr. Teddy Charles on vibes. There are two compositions and one arrangement of a standard by Teddy and one composition each by Mal Waldron, Jimmy Giuffre, Gil Evans and George Russell. All in all one of the essential Modern Jazz recordings and a good way to say Happy Birthday to Teddy Charles!

Track Listing:

Vibrations
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
The Quiet Time
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
The Emperor
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
Nature Boy
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
Green Blues
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
You Go To My Head
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
Lydian M-1
Teddy Charles · The Teddy Charles Tentet
Edging Out
Teddy Charles · New Directions Quartet
Nocturne
Teddy Charles · New Directions Quartet
Composition For Four Pieces
Teddy Charles · New Directions Quartet
A Night In Tunisia
Teddy Charles · New Directions Quartet
Listen Here!
Eddie Harris · Listen Here!
I Want to Talk About You
Idris Muhammad · Kabsha
Solo.
Keith Jarrett · Solo Piano Paris 2008
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Carmen McRae · Bittersweet
Me And my Shadow
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952.
Heart And Soul
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Undecided
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
All The Things You Are
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Singin' In The Rain
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Perdido
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Stardust
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Lyon's Busy.
Dave Brubeck · At Storyville 1952
Hipsippy Blues
Art Blakey · The Jazz Messengers
M & M
Art Blakey · The Jazz Messengers
Moods In Free Time
Booker Little · Out Front
Man of Words
Booker Little · Out Front
Hazy Hues
Booker Little · Out Front