Teddy Charles (vib), Sam Most (fl), Zoot Sims (ts), Dave McKenna (p), Jimmy Raney (g), Bill Crow (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)
Reference: FSRCD 043
Bar code: 8427328600439
01. Yale Blue (Charles) 3:31
02. Whiffenpoof Song (Galloway-Minnigerode-Pomeroy) 3:22
03. That Old Black Magic (Arlen-Mercer) 4:30
04. Nigerian Walk (Shaughnessy) 3:51
05. Rifftide (Hawkins) 3:31
06. Too Close for Comfort (Weiss-Boch) 6:04
07. These Foolish Things (Link-Starchey-Machwitz) 4:08
08. Struttin' with Some Barbecue (Armstrong-Raye) 3:44
09. Yesterdays (Kern-Harbach) 4:54
Originally issued as Bethlehem BCP 6044
Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Sam Most (flute), Dave McKenna (piano), Jimmy Raney (guitar), Bill Crow (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums).
Recorded live in concert at Yale, November 21, 1959
Recorded by Peter Ind
Liner notes: Dale Stevens
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"This CD brings back a Bethlehem session, a rather unusual Teddy Charles set in that it is very much a jam session. Oddly enough Charles (despite being designated leader) is only on four of the nine numbers. With pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Bill Crow and drummer Ed Shaughnessy forming a swinging rhythm section, Charles is showcased on three numbers ("Yale Blue," "Whiffenpoof song" and "Nigerian Walk"), flutist Sam Most jams "That Old Black Magic," Zoot Sims is featured on two standards, Dave McKenna romps through "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," guitarist Jimmy Raney drops by for "Yesterdays" and the whole group comes together on "Rifftide." Few surprises occur but the obscure straightahead music is enjoyable enough."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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