Jazz vibraphonist, Teddy Charles passed away on April 16. He was 84. Dion, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis are some of the people he played and recorded with in his career. His main period of creating was the 1950’s. In his later years, he was captain of a Caribbean charter vessel, and had returned to music over the last few years, releasing an album as recently as 2009. I have attached two videos here, the first is off a 1956 album, the second is an interview done in relation to his 2009 release.
- Teddy Charles – Musician and Caribbean Boat Skipper – Passes Away (repeatingislands.com)