Teddy Kotick (born Theodore John Kotick; June 4, 1928 – April 17, 1986)[1] was an American jazz bassist, who appeared as a sideman with many of the leading figures of the 1940s and 1950s, including Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Horace Silver, Phil Woods and Bill Evans.[2]

He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States.[2] Kotick never recorded as a leader. He died of a brain tumor in 1986, aged 57.[3]


With Teddy Charles

With Bill Evans

With Tony Fruscella

With Charlie Parker

With Jimmy Raney

With Horace Silver

With George Wallington

With Phil Woods

With others


  1. ^ Gardner, Mark; Kernfeld, Barry (2002). "Kotick, Teddy [Theodore John ]". Grove Music Online (8th ed.). Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 245. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  3. ^ "Teddy Kotick". Talkbass.com. Retrieved July 29, 2021.