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Vibraphonist Teddy Charles Dead at 84

Gave up music to sail the seas

Teddy Charles

Teddy Charles, a vibraphonist and composer who played with many of the greats of mid-20th century jazz, and then left the music business to become a sailor, died April 16 in Riverhead, N.Y. He was 84 and the cause was heart failure.

Born in Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1928, Charles (born Theodore

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