Selected Broadcasts and Jam Sessions

Selected Broadcasts and Jam Sessions

by Charlie Christian


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Read the title carefully: These are broadcast recordings that Charlie Christian made between 1939-1941. 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 & Friends, and the Kansas City Six. The real meat of this box, however, are the now-famous jam sessions recorded at Minton's Playhouse, Clarke Monroe's Uptown House, and the Harlem Breakfast Club. Over the years, these have been prized by Christian's fans as the purest examples of his genius and the possible birth of bebop, and there are enough of them here to warrant the purchase of the whole set. As for remastering, the quality of sound of the broadcasts is fair to poor, occasionally good; the jam sessions, however, are mostly clean, and sometimes surprisingly so. People interested in Christian's essential legacy need to first digest Columbia's Genius of the Electric Guitar box, but JSP deserves credit for assembling this rare material at an extremely affordable price.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2002
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065900922
catalogNumber: 909
Rank: 57489

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Christian   Primary Artist,Guitar
Albert Ammons   Piano
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Peter Johnson   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Gene Krupa   Drums
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Ken Kersey   Piano
Rudy Williams   Alto Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass,Piano
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Dudley Brooks   Piano
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Nick Fenton   Bass
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Kinsey   Alto Saxophone
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Piano
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Taps Miller   Drums
Dan Minor   Trombone
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Raskin   Piano
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Tough   Drums
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Billy Rowland   Piano
Jimmy Horvath   Alto Saxophone
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Ed Lewis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Charlie Christian   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer,Director
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger,Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Walter Page   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Eddie Leonard   Composer
Skip Martin   Arranger
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Edgar Battle   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Nevil Skrimshire   Liner Notes
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
Eddie Munson   Composer

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