Williams, S. Fields, J. Kahn, I. Palmer, S. Christian, J. Goodman — Charlie Christian Jammers — The Jammers were actually members of the Benny Goodman Breakfast Feud - Charlie Christian - The Genius Of The Electric Guitar (CD) the above 2 tracks were warm-up recordings made by the Sextet on March 13, as they waited for the tardy bandleader.
Christian — Benny Goodman and His Sextet — Track 1 Side 1 recorded in New York, 2 October Personnel Benny Goodman Sextet :. Breakfast Feud - Charlie Christian - The Genius Of The Electric Guitar (CD) Benny Goodman and His Orchestra :.
Metronome often gathered the winners or near-winners to record a few tracks together, and released the results on various record labels of the day. Metronome All Star Nine:. Nick Fatool — drums Tracks Side 2 recorded privately at a club in Minneapolis, MN, early Maron acetate discs, by a local disc jockey.
Personnel Benny Goodman and His Sextet :. These two performances were culled from one such disc. Most of the tracks had only surfaced on bootleg LPs.
Unfortunately, the missing intros were left out on that set also. The track details can be viewed in the Discography section listed under the label Suisa. A nother indispensable Charlie Christian CD, this one contains material from Columbia studio sessions which is not duplicated in the Masters of Jazz series. Masters of Jazz does not include the take that breaks down just after the completion of the cadenza that features CC.
This CD contains the Breakfast Feud - Charlie Christian - The Genius Of The Electric Guitar (CD) complete and unspliced versions of takes 4 and 3 that have been issued. These two takes are spliced on all other issues except Masters of Jazz where take 4 is faded out after the CC solo and another track contains only the refrain and solo from take 3.
It is, however, interesting to hear how the tune developed all the way to the final take. Besides the main takes, there are numerous false starts and other tune segments scattered about. Many that were familiar with their relationship have mentioned that Benny Goodman treated Charles much differently than he did most of the other musicians and associates. There is evidence of that in the conversations on this track.
On both occurrences Benny tries to get Charles to turn the volume down a bit on the first chorus of his two-chorus blues solo, but CC resists with a rather flaky excuse and frustrates Goodman.
Benny never raised his voice nor sounded cross or demanding during either exchange as he was known to do with others. Charlie Christian was a very amiable, easy-going guy but when it came to his music, he was a headstrong individual with his own definite ideas.
This is particularly evident during the recorded jam sessions. The track, take details can be viewed in the Discography section listed under the label Jazz Unlimited. C harlie Christian appears on only two tracks on this double CD. As the CD title denotes, both are from Camel Caravan airchecks.
The other aircheck with CC is not in the Masters of Jazz collection nor had it ever been issued before in any format.
These sessions were also issued on volume 8 of the Masters of Jazz series on Charlie Christian. Unfortunately, a lot of extra crowd noise was on the MoJ release. I would go for the gold. Details on the 6 CC tracks can be viewed in the Discography section listed under the label Breakfast Feud - Charlie Christian - The Genius Of The Electric Guitar (CD).
Louise Tobin is the vocalist on one tune with the orchestra. The 28 October show has the orchestra, with two vocals by Mildred Bailey, on all the tracks except one. And that one track is the primary reason for making this an essential CD. The sextet tune from this aircheck has been previously issued. On 18 November Mildred Bailey gets three vocals with the orchestra. After solos by vibes, bass, and clarinet, the sextet takes it out with CC playing amplified chord fills.
An excellent swing session. This double-CD is the only one that has all of the takes from both sessions in one set. Three of the numbers were arranged by the exceptionally talented Benny Carter. The second Christian-with-Hampton session occured on October 12, when three titles were recorded. I Surrender, Dear - Hallelujah - Swing 42 - I'll Never Be The Same - Honeysuckle Rose - Captain Fingers - Dolphin Dreams - Fly By Night - Margarita - Isn't She Lovely - Space Glide - Kiss And Tell - You've Changed - The Odd Couple - Garden Of Dreams - Midnight At The Oasis - Mona Lisa - Five-O - Sun Step - Ginger - Midnight Voyage - The Nearness Of You - Caravan of Dreams - Together Again - Venice Beach - Soul Embrace - Long Ride Home - Just Another Day - City of Lights - Breakfast Feud - Charlie Christian - The Genius Of The Electric Guitar (CD) Mystique - Bittersweet - A Love Supreme - Naima - The Life Divine - Dream - Avalon - Honey Pie - Kalamazoo - Have Another One, Not Me - Little Girl - Nina Never Knew - Rhythm Is Our Business - It's Sunday - Caravan - It Had To Be You - Out Of Nowhere - Birth Of The Blues - Someday Sweetheart - Deed I Do - Caravan alternate version - Boogie Stop Shuffle - Tonight At Noon - Reincarnation Of A Lovebird - Opus Three - Cumbia Jazz Fusion - Remember Rockefeller At Attica - Peggy's Blue Skylight - Weird Nightmare - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.
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