Reference: BMCD 1626
Bar code: 8427328016261
Very rare recording of Teddy Charles. Available for the first time on CD.
This was one of Teddy Charles groups, and one that turned out to be very exciting. The much-needed ripping voice was Idress Suliemans, the subtle pulsing voice Teddys. The cooking was contributed neatly by Art Farmer and Jerry Segal. Mal Waldron is another thing: an excellent backgrounder, and a declarative voice in the foreground on solos.
01. Old Devil Moon (Lane) 9:22
02. Skylark (Carmichael) 5:09
03. No more Nights (Charles) 6:27
04. How Deep is the Ocean (Berlin) 4:38
05. Arlene (Charles) 7:42
06. Blues Become Elektra (Charles) 8:07
Total time: 41:25 min.
Originally issued as 12" LP Elektra EKL-136
Teddy Charles (vibaphone); Idrees Sulieman (trumpet); Mal Waldron (piano); Addison Farmer (bass); Jerry Segal (drums).
Recorded at Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, April 1, 1957
Engineered by David Hancock & Leonard Ripley
Liner notes by John S. Wilson
Produced & supervised by Jac Holzman
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol