Teddy Charles (vib), Art Farmer (tp), Gigi Gryce (as), JR. Monterose (ts), George Barrow, Sol Schlinger (bs), Mal Waldron, Hall Overton (p), Jimmy Raney (g), Teddy Kotick, Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)
Reference: FSRCD 2240
Bar code: 8427328622400
Comes a time when you begin to search anew, said Teddy Charles. But you need an ensemble consistent with your personal ideas. And you want to use to advantage your own experience gained in playing with everything from a vibesbass duo with Mingus, to the Composers Workshop nine piece group and big bands. After some thinking about it, he assembled a ten-piece group: The Teddy Charles Tentet. An ensemble that played, as Charles put it, Jazz of today. Not ten, or two, or fifteen years ago. Not futuristic, experimental stuff. But a representation of many of my favorite jazz performers, using contemporary jazz means, playing in an ensemble organically the aggregate of their individual jazz talents. As the idea grew, Charles decided to ask some of the most inventive and innovative arrangers and composers to become part of his ensemble. There is so much to hear in the writing, so much going on in the group, so many solo moments of merit that come out at you in short bursts, and so much intensity in the entire performance, that a lot of listening is just about mandatory. Put this CD up on your shelf along with the Miles Davis Capitol sides and the Gerry Mulligan Tentet album. Its that good.
01. Vibrations (Mal waldron) 6:15
02. The Quiet Time (Jimmy Giuffre) 5:51
03. The Emperor (Teddy Charles) 8:05
04. You Go To My Head (Gillespie-Coots) 4:25
05. Lydian M-1 (Georges Russell) 4:26
06. Nature Boy (Eden Abez) 6:22
07. Green Blues (Teddy Charles) 4:07
08. Show Time (Bob Brookmeyer) 6:06
09. Word From Bird (Teddy Charles) 10:06
Personnel on tracks #1-7:
Art Farmer (tp), Billy Butterfield (tuba), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R Montorose (ts), Georges Barrow or Sol Schlinger (#1,3,7) (bs), Teddy Charles (vb), Mal Waldron (p), Jimmy Raney (g), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe "Chiz" Harris (d).
New York City, January 6 (2,6), 11 (4,7) and 17 (1,3,5), 1956
Personnel on tracks #8-9:
Art farmer (tp), Billy Buterfield (tiba), Hal Stein (as), Robert Newman (ts), Georges Barrow (bs), Teddy Charles (vb), Hall Overton (p), Jimmy Raney (g), Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Eddie bert (tb) & Jim Buffington (french horn), added on #9.
New York City, October 23, 1956
Arrangements: Teddy Charles (3,6,7,9); Mal Waldron (1); Jimmy Giuffre (2); Gil Evans (4); George Russell (5); and Bob Brookmeyer (8).
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol