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Thursday, April 19, 2012

R.I.P. Teddy Charles

I first came across Teddy Charles on an EP by Wardell Gray. It was quite an important disc to me because, not only did it introduce me to the tenor playing of Wardell Gray it also acquainted me with Frank Morgan's alto playing, the pianist Sonny Clark and the exciting vibraphone sounds produced by Teddy Charles. Four tracks - The Man I Love, Paul's Cause, Lavonne and So Long Broadway - they're on Spotify under Gray's name (The Complete Jazz Series 1950-55)
Charles more than holds his own with these heavyweights in fact his lithe loping lines offer moments of relaxation without in anyway compromising his approach.
He went on to make many albums under his own name but, because these were the tracks I heard first - they say you always remember the first time, they are the ones I will remember him by.
Teddy Charles died April 16 aged 84.
Rest In Peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

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