Collaboration West

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Collaboration West
Studio album by Teddy Charles
Released 1956
Recorded December 23, 1952 and August 21 & 31, 1953
New York City and Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 38:26
Label Prestige
PRLP 7028
Producer Bob Weinstock (tracks 1-6), Ira Gitler (tracks 7-10)
Teddy Charles chronology
New Directions
(1952)
Collaboration West
(1953)
Evolution
(1955)

Collaboration West is an album by jazz vibraphonist and pianist Teddy Charles recorded in 1953 for the Prestige label.[1][2] Four tracks from an earlier session were added to the 1993 CD release.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Although there are some swinging sections, much of the music is quite complex with difficult arrangements and some polytonality... The music is thought-provoking if a bit cold and clinical, easier to respect than to love".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Teddy Charles except as indicated

  1. "Variations on a Motive by Bud" - 4:20
  2. "Wailing Dervish" (Shorty Rogers) - 4:31
  3. "Further Out" - 5:42
  4. "Etudiez le Cahier" - 3:48
  5. "Margo" - 4:51
  6. "Bobalob" - 7:01
  7. "Edging Out" - 4:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Nocturne" - 2:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Composition for Four Pieces" (Jimmy Raney) - 1:35 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 6:44 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded in New York City on December 23, 1952 (tracks 7-10) and in Los Angeles, California on August 21, 1953 (tracks 1-4) and August 31, 1953 (tracks 5 & 6)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 25, 2013
  2. ^ Cohen, N. Teddy Charles Discography, accessed July 25, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 25, 2013