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Charles, Teddy / Dances With Bulls
Album:Dances With Bulls Collection:Jazz
Artist:Charles, Teddy Added:04/2009
Label:Smalls 

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Add Date:2009-05-10 Pull Date:2009-07-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 May17 May
Airplays:21

 Recent Airplay
1.May 29, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
No More Nights
3.May 15, 2009:Memory Select
No More Nights
2.May 27, 2009:KZSU's Heartbleeps
Bunni

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-05-10 
TEDDY CHARLES: Dances With Bulls
Smalls, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Vibraphonist Teddy Charles, who dropped out of the New York scene in the 1960s after forging a formidable reputation as a forward-thinking player, returns with a nifty sextet disc. The band has a unique sound, drawing heavily from Charles Mingus but also referencing modern bop, ‘50s cool, and even a touch of free jazz on #1.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, maybe 6

1. 07:12 – scattered fragments fall into place, slouches and shuffles in pieces
2. 14:12 – Mingus piece: bass intro, slow lazy groove, solos take their time
3. 08:27 – cool swinger, nice ‘n’ friendly, easygoing round of solos
4. 07:24 – upbeat jam, unusual harmonies keep it slightly off balance
5. 10:30 – a cool breeze, relaxed with lyrical vibes, bright flute
6. 06:05 – straight bop bounce, uptempo with flute

[ Fo ] 05/10/09

Track Listing
1.Dances With Bulls 4.Bunni
2.Nostalgia In Times Square 5.Ariene
3.No More Nights 6.Blues Without Woe