Solo Flight (1939-1941)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Charlie Christian, who died in 1942 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. With such sidemen as vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and later tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld and trumpeter Cootie Williams, this unit was a perfect outlet for both Christian and Benny Goodman. And, in addition to a big band performance of "Solo Flight" virtually a tour-de-force for the guitarist, there are five selections from a remarkable all-star group comprised of Goodman, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Charlie Christian, who died in 1942 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. With such sidemen as vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and later tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld and trumpeter Cootie Williams, this unit was a perfect outlet for both Christian and Benny Goodman. And, in addition to a big band performance of "Solo Flight" virtually a tour-de-force for the guitarist, there are five selections from a remarkable all-star group comprised of Goodman, Christian, trumpeter Buck Clayton, Lester Young on tenor, and Count Basie along with his rhythm section. This CD is highly recommended as an example of some of the very best in small-group swing and as a tribute to Charlie Christian's highly influential style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: JAZZ CLASSICS
  • UPC: 604997500521
  • Catalog Number: 5005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flying Home #1 - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:12)
  2. 2 Rose Room - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:59)
  3. 3 Memories of You - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:57)
  4. 4 AC-DC Current #1 - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:24)
  5. 5 Dinah - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:05)
  6. 6 Till Tom Special - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:31)
  7. 7 Gone With "What" Wind - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:28)
  8. 8 The Sheik of Araby - Benny Goodman Sextet (4:01)
  9. 9 Soft Winds - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:21)
  10. 10 Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:41)
  11. 11 AC-DC Current #2 - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:27)
  12. 12 Ad-Lib Blues (3:45)
  13. 13 I Never Knew (3:01)
  14. 14 Charlie's Dream (3:15)
  15. 15 Wholly Cats #1 (3:18)
  16. 16 Lester's Dream (3:19)
  17. 17 Benny's Bugle #1 - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:43)
  18. 18 Wholly Cats #2 - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:41)
  19. 19 Honeysuckle Rose - Benny Goodman Sextet (5:01)
  20. 20 Flying Home #2 - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:17)
  21. 21 Air Mail Special - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:58)
  22. 22 Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:36)
  23. 23 Benny's Bugle #2 - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:53)
  24. 24 Solo Flight (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Swing to Bop - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (8:54)
  2. 2 Stompin' at the Savoy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (8:15)
  3. 3 Up on Teddy's Hill - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (6:09)
  4. 4 Star Dust #1 - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (6:16)
  5. 5 Kerouac - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (7:35)
  6. 6 Star Dust #2 - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:25)
  7. 7 Guy's Got to Go (2:26)
  8. 8 Lips Flips (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Christian Primary Artist, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Count Basie Piano
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Leader, Track Performer
Freddie Green Rhythm Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Gene Krupa Drums
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Lou McGarity Trombone
Ken Kersey Piano
Walter Page Bass
Georgie Auld Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke Drums
Nick Fatool Drums
Nick Fenton Bass
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Joe Guy Trumpet
Skip Martin Reeds, Saxophone
Pete Mondello Reeds
Thelonious Monk Piano
Les Robinson Reeds
Dave Tough Drums
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Harry Jaeger Drums
Walter Looss Bass
Johnny Guamieri Piano
Technical Credits
Charlie Christian Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Jimmy Mundy Arranger, Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Eddie Leonard Composer
Jack Towers Engineer
Jerry Newman Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Art Hickman Composer
Jerry Valburn Producer
Kimble Mead Artwork
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Traditional Composer
Eddie Munson Composer
Harry H. Williams Composer
Scott Cunningham Composer
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