Solo Flight - Live

  • Kod: DRCD11386
  • Producent: Definitive Records
  • Kod producenta: 8436006493867
  • Wykonawca: Charlie Christian / The Benny Goodman Sextet
  • Nośnik: CD
  • Cena: 36,99 zł
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Jazz Tradycyjny / Dixieland / New Orlean Jazz
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kontynent: Ameryka Północna
kraj: USA
opakowanie: plastikowe etui

Editor's info:
Some of the best live recordings by the celebrated Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Charlie Christian.
Taken from rare radio broadcasts, they present the magic of Christian's guitar during his short-lived threeyear music career, before he succumbed to tuberculosis in early 1942.

As a bonus, the complete 1939 jam session by the Jerry Jerome Quartet, showcasing extended solos by Christian.
Includes 12-page booklet Until amplification was invented, the guitar wasn't a suitable instrument for jazz records. Its sound was overshadowed by all the other instruments, so practically the only thing a guitarist could do to be heard was to play rhythm chords. In the early days of acoustic recording, the banjo seemed a far better choice. Although they were obviously not the only jazz guitarists of their day, the early history of the instrument in jazz is often reduced to four names. The first two are Eddie Lang, who died very young after making some outstanding recordings with violinist Joe Venuti, and the French gypsy genius Django Reinhardt. The other two are Eddie Durham, who was the first to introduce the electric guitar in jazz, and another jazz great who also left us far too early, Charlie Christian (born in Bonham, Texas, on July 29, 1916), whose brilliant playing popularized the instrument. In fact, Christian's career began in 1939 and ended in 1941, shortly before he died at age 26. Most of the tracks included on this disc come from live recordings made by Christian with Benny Goodman's small units and were selected based on the guitarist's participation. A very competitive man, Goodman truly admired Christian and he featured him generously. We must be grateful to Benny, considering that by 1942 the guitarist was already dead, and more than half of the recorded testimonies of his work come from his studio and radio recordings with Goodman.
As a bonus, this edition presents four tracks taken from a jam session at Minneapolis' Harlem Breakfast Club, presenting the Jerry Jerome Quartet with Charlie Christian on electric guitar, Frankie Hines on piano and the great Oscar Pettiford on bass (no drums!).

Charlie Christian: electric guitar
Benny Goodman: clarinet
Cootie Williams: trumpet
Lionel Hampton: vibes
Georgie Auld: tenor saxophone
Jerry Jerome: tenor saxophone
Count Basie: piano
Fletcher Henderson: piano
Johnny Guarnieri: piano
Teddy Wilson: piano
Oscar Pettiford: bass
Artie Bernstein: bass
Nick Fatool: drums
Gene Krupa: drums

1. Stardust 2:28
2. Flying Home 3:23
3. Rose Room 3:38
4. South Of The Border 3:34
5. Dinah 3:08
6. Gone With "What" Wind 3:28
7. The Sheik Of Araby 3:58
8. Ac/Dc Current 2:27
9. Benny's Bugle 3:42
10. Wholly Cats 3:42
11. Honeysuckle Rose 5:01
12. Flying Home 3:14
13. Air Mail Special 3:02
14. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 2:44
15. Breakfast Feud 2:58
16. Song Of The Islands 3:06
17. Benny's Bugle 3:22
18. Solo Flight 2:40
19. I Got Rhythm (Version 1) 3:39
20. I Got Rhythm (Version 2) 3:39
21. Stardust 5:45
22. Tea For Two 5:02

total time - 77:40
wydano: 2008-10
more info: www.disconforme.com

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