Evolution (Teddy Charles album)

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Evolution
Studio album by Teddy Charles
Released 1957
Recorded August 31, 1953 and January 6, 1955
Los Angeles, California and Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:14
Label Prestige
PRLP 7078
Producer Bob Weinstock (tracks 1-6), Teddy Charles (tracks 7 & 8)
Teddy Charles chronology
Collaboration West
(1953)
Evolution
(1953-55)
The Teddy Charles Tentet
(1956)

Evolution is an album by jazz vibraphonist and pianist Teddy Charles recorded in 1953 and 1955 for the Prestige label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Although somewhat overlooked in the jazz history books, vibraphonist Teddy Charles was for a period an important participant in the early Third Stream movement, using aspects of classical music to revitalize West Coast-style jazz... This session alternates cookers with sensitive ballads and is one of the better recorded showcases for Charles' vibes. Recommended".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Teddy Charles except as indicated

  1. "Violetta" - 3:37
  2. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 2:41
  3. "Jay Walkin'" - 3:36
  4. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 3:16
  5. "Relaxo Abstracto" - 5:23
  6. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 7:10
  7. "Free" (Shorty Rogers) - 4:18
  8. "Evolution" (Jimmy Giuffre) - 4:13
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on August 31, 1953 (tracks 7 & 8) and at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on January 6, 1955 (tracks 1-6)

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