Evolution (Teddy Charles album)

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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)Collaboration West1953
The Teddy Charles Tentet
(1956)The Teddy Charles Tentet1956

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


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)



  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