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Charlie Christian With The Benny Goodman Sextet - Solo Flight (CD)

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  1. A novel Christian-Hampton composition presented with much jubilation but not the sextet’s best outing. Goodman seems to have been fond of it while Hampton was in the sextet. Still, it’s good to have a sampling of CC’s unique twelfth-fret / open-string interplay.
  2. This is THE "Solo Flight" and has remarkably good recording quality (probably due to the prestige of Benny Goodman in securing the best recoding technology of the day). This album is also enhanced by the presence of Lionel Hampton, a remarkably talented musician/5(14).
  3. For the next two years, he would be well-featured with Benny Goodman's Sextet; there were two solos (including the showcase "Solo Flight") with the full orchestra; and the guitarist had the opportunity to jam at Minton's Playhouse with such up-and-coming players as Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, and Dizzy Gillespie. All of the guitarist's.
  4. Read the title carefully: These are broadcast recordings that Charlie Christian made between A majority of these shows were recorded with the Benny Goodman Sextet, but there is also material by the Goodman All Stars, the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Count Basie & Price: $
  5. Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra ; Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian (Columbia, ) The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia, – recordings) Solo Flight, with the Benny Goodman Sextet (Vintage Jazz Classics, ) Electric, with the Benny Goodman Sextet and the Charlie Christian Quartet (Uptown, ) With Lionel Hampton.
  6. Charlie Christian was born on July 29, in Bonham, Texas but was raised in Oklahoma City from the time he was two years old. Charlie's immediate family were all musically talented - his mother played the piano; his father sang and played the trumpet and guitar; his brother, Clarence, played the violin and the mandolin; and his oldest.
  7. Dec 11,  · My only other exposure to Charlie Christian was the old Columbia record (CL ) with the Benny Goodman sextet and orchestra. Solo Flight has all the tracks from Columbia CL except one of my favorites Gone With What Draft, I guess I'll have to keep both.
  8. Charlie Christian, who died in at the age of 25, was the first important electric guitarist, and his solos would be the basis of jazz guitar for the next 25 years. This CD is filled with live performances (mostly from radio shows) of the Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Christian solos on every track.9/
  9. Jun 08,  · Christian is also heard taking his only three solos with the Goodman big band (including his famous showcase “Solo Flight”), on a Goodman sextet session that also features Lester Young and trumpeter Buck Clayton, on one song with the Metronome All-Stars, an unedited minute jam session, and even 13 false starts and breakdowns with the sextet, the inclusion of which is a little .

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