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Teddy Charles

vib, 1928-2012 US, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Theodore Charles Cohen Theodore Cohen

Teddy Charles (April 13, 1928 – April 16, 2012) was an influential American jazz musician and composer whose instruments were the vibraphone, piano, and drums.Born Theodore Charles Cohen in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, he studied at the Juilliard School of Music as a percussionist. Later he began to record and made personal appearances as Teddy Cohen with bands as a vibraphonist, writing, arranging and producing records, in 1951 changing his last name to Charles.Charles died in 2012, just three days after his 84th birthday.

        
Instruments
  • Vibraphone
  • Piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
You Go to My Head on The Teddy Charles Tentet by The Teddy Charles Tentet
The Quiet Time on The Teddy Charles Tentet by The Teddy Charles Tentet
Main Stem on 3 for Duke by Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford & Hall Overton
Do Nothing Til You Hear from Me on 3 for Duke by Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford & Hall Overton
Sophisticated Lady on 3 for Duke by Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford & Hall Overton
Vibrations on The Teddy Charles Tentet by The Teddy Charles Tentet
Don't Get Around Much Anymore on 3 for Duke by Teddy Charles, Oscar Pettiford & Hall Overton
Laura on Word From Bird by Teddy Charles
Nature Boy on The Teddy Charles Tentet by The Teddy Charles Tentet
Lydian M-1 on The Teddy Charles Tentet by The Teddy Charles Tentet

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
LiveTeddy Charles, Walter Wolff Trio2009Album
Dances With BullsTeddy Charles2008Album
Adventures In CaliforniaTeddy Charles2006Compil.
New DirectionsTeddy Charles1999Compil.
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones1996Album
After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1982Compil.
Ezz-theticLee Konitz & Miles Davis, Teddy Charles & Jimmy Raney1964Compil.
Coolin'Teddy Charles - Idrees Sulieman - John Jenkins - Mal Waldron1959Album
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones1958Single
EvolutionTeddy Charles, Charles Mingus, J.R. Monterose - Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet1958Single
Vibe-RantTeddy Charles1957Album
Word From BirdTeddy Charles1957Album
EvolutionTeddy Charles / Shorty Rogers / Jimmy Giuffre / Charles Mingus / Shelly Manne1957Compil.
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones, The Prestige All Stars1957Album
Collaboration WestTeddy Charles / Shorty Rogers / Shelly Manne / Jimmy Giuffre1956Compil.
The Dual Role Of Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer With Teddy Charles And Jimmy Raney1956Compil.
New DirectionsTeddy Charles, Hall Overton, Ed Shaughnessy1954Album
Teddy Charles' West CoastersTeddy Charles1953Single
So Long Broadway / Nobody's HeartTeddy CharlesAlbum
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