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Published on Oct 27, 2009
One of the great synthesizers in modern jazz, Teddy Charles was a talented vibraharpist who made important contributions as a composer and an organizer of musical ideas. His trio and quartet recordings for Prestige in the early 1950s pointed the way toward experimental approaches that many other musicians later adopted. Although they deal with standard songs,
Mary Osborne (July 17, 1921 March 4, 1992) was an American jazz electric guitarist. Osborne was born in Minot, North Dakota. She learned violin as a child and could also play guitar and bass by age 15. She heard Charlie Christian play in Al Trent's band at a stop in Bismarck, North Dakota; Christian became one of her most prominent influences. She went on to tour with Buddy Rogers, Dick Stabile, Terry Shand, Joe Venuti, and Russ Morgan, and recorded with Mary Lou Williams, Beryl Booker, Coleman Hawkins, Mercer Ellington, Ethel Waters, and Wynonie Harris. From 1952 to 1960, she was featured on Jack Sterling's CBS radio show. Later in life she settled in Bakersfield, California, where she died, and only performed occasionally, though she would play jazz festivals into the 1990s.
Morey Feld (15 August 191528 March 1971) was an American jazz drummer born in Cleveland, Ohio, perhaps best-known for his work with the bands of Ben Pollack (1936), Benny Goodman (1943-1945), Eddie Condon (1946), Bobby Hackett and Billy Butterfield. In 1960 Feld moved to Denver, Colorado and worked with Peanuts Hucko's quintet.