The Prestige Jazz Quartet

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The Prestige Jazz Quartet
The Prestige Jazz Quartet.jpg
Studio album by Teddy Charles
Released 1957
Recorded June 22 & 28, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:37
Label Prestige
PRLP 7108
Producer Teddy Charles
Teddy Charles chronology
Three for Duke
(1957)Three for Duke1957
The Prestige Jazz Quartet
Salute to Hamp
(1959)Salute to Hamp1959

The Prestige Jazz Quartet is an eponymous album by the group nominally by jazz vibraphonist Teddy Charles recorded in 1957 for the Prestige label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek stated "This is as fine a jazz record as you are likely to come by from 1957 (and there were many great ones from that year); it's too bad the band didn't remain together longer to explore further the terrain mapped out on this debut".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Teddy Charles except as indicated

  1. "Take Three Parts Jazz" - 14:23
  2. "Meta-Waltz" (Mal Waldron) - 5:28
  3. "Dear Elaine" (Waldron) - 8:53
  4. "Friday the 13th" (Thelonious Monk) - 8:53
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on June 22, 1957 (tracks 1, 3 & 4) and June 28, 1957 (track 2)



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 26, 2013
  2. ^ Cohen, N. Teddy Charles Discography, accessed July 26, 2013
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 26, 2013