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Teddy Charles is a true rarity: a jazz musician who largely retired from the business. A skillful if not overly distinctive vibraphonist and (early in his career) quite capable on piano and drums, Charles was as important for his open-minded approach in the 1950s toward more advanced sounds as he was for his playing. He moved to New York to study percussion at Juilliard in 1946, but instead became involved in the jazz world. He had short stints with the big bands of Randy Brooks, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco, and Chubby Jackson from 1948-1951 and then played with combos headed by Anita O'Day, Oscar Pettiford, Roy Eldridge, and Slim Gaillard. He also became a member of the Jazz Composers' Workshop (1953-1955) along with Charles Mingus and Teo Macero, opening his style up to the influences of classical music and freer improvising. Charles, who recorded with Mingus, Miles Davis, and Wardell Gray, among many others, began leading his own stimulating record dates in 1951, and by 1953 he was also working as a record producer, a field that took much more of his time from 1956 on. He led his own sessions for Prestige, Atlantic, Savoy, Jubilee, Bethlehem (where he produced around 40 records, mostly for other artists), and Warwick from 1951-1960, but was hardly heard from in the 1960s, other than a 1963 set for United Artists. Charles relocated to the Caribbean, where he opened a sailing business. After participating in a 1980 jam session, he eventually moved back to New York, making a "comeback" record for Soul Note in 1988, but still remaining semi-retired from music.
Terry Charles (born July 8, 1979 in Long Beach, California) is a former wide receiver in the NFL. He played two seasons in the NFL, for the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans.
NFL career 
Charles was selected 142nd overall by the Chargers in the 2002 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he would suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training camp and would be place on season-ending injured reserve, effectively ending his rookie season before it could begin.
After missing out on his rookie season, Charles struggled to perform the following year and was released by the Chargers during final cuts on August 31. He would receive workouts with the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans, trying to get back into the league.
Despite not playing during the 2003 season, Charles was signed to a future contract by the Texans on February 6 and was allocated to NFL Europe. He would suffer another injury early in the NFL Europe season in June and was released from the Texans soon after.