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SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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News/Updates
Solography
Discography
Chronology
Photo Gallery
Transcriptions
Bibliographies
CD Reviews
Book-Video Reviews
SplicedTracks
Links

CHALKBOARD

Latest Updates

 

Juneteenth 2018

Flying Home
1941

 

10 June 2018

Oklahoma
Hall of Fame

 

2018

CCIMF


12 May 2018

Flying Home
x 5


1 May 2018

1939


17 April 2018

Dreams
Cats


16 April 2018

16


17 March 2018

Harlem Breakfast Club
charts

25 February 2018
The uncut
Oh, Lady Be Good

four pages

27 January 2018
Memories
Transcriptions

3 January 2018
Solography
Transcriptions
interface
Tune Index
Transcriptions

6 October 2017
Solo Flight
aircheck transcriptions

29 July 2017
101

25 September 2016
Major
Photo Gallery
update

5 August 2016
“78-rpm Records”
new section

29 July 2016
“Solo Flight”
website
reactivated
for CC’s C
anniversary

 


LV & L7

 


Welcome

to the official cyberhome of the legendary jazz guitarist

Charlie Christian !

 



PLACES TO VISIT  
LATEST ADDITIONS

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS
  • THE COMPLEAT TRANSCRIPTIONS
  • MORE ANALYSES OF SOLOS
  • MORE PHOTOS
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • and MORE

The SOLOGRAPHY
Comprehensive and detailed discography in conventional format enhanced by an elucidatory feature.
Lists dates, locations, personnel, instrumentation, titles and issues on 78-rpm, EP, LP and CD.
Incorporates a “solography” feature detailing Charlie Christian’s participation on each title, including unissued recordings.
Hyperlinks to associated solo transcriptions are provided.
Also contained within this site is a short version of the Solography for quick reference and a separate list of  Unissued Recordings.

The DISCOGRAPHY
Comprehensive and detailed.  Lists all issued and unissued material.
Includes indices by catalogue number and by composition, and an itemized inventory of albums.
Consists of three sections:
     ALBUM Index
          Provides details of all albums containing the recordings of Charlie Christian
          Listed in album label sequence
     TUNE TITLE Index
          Cross reference lists all recorded tunes on which Charlie Christian appears
          Contains recording details and lists all relevant albums
          Provides a link to every tune with an associated solo transcription
     CATALOG NUMBER Index
          Cross reference of albums containing the recordings of Charlie Christian
          Listed in catalog number sequence
A subsection contains specifics on the early singles:  78-rpm Records.

The PHOTO GALLERY
An album of photographs of Charles, his family, friends, and fellow musicians.
More coming.

The TRANSCRIPTIONS
Many transcriptions of Charlie Christian solos, intros, riffs, accompaniments, etc., in standard notation with tablature.
A title page for each transcription contains recording date, matrix, location, personnel, form, key, tempo, time, theme/solo routine, issued recordings, composer, and other notes relevant to that particular recording of the tune.
Many more to come !
          Comments & Analyses are located at the bottom of the title page of each transcription.

The BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Two comprehensive bibliographies by Clive Downs list and describe all publications with significant reference to Charlie Christian.
     “A Bibliography of Notated Charlie Christian Solos
          presents a detailed bibliography of Charlie Christian’s transcribed solos.
     “A Charlie Christian Bibliography
          is a complete bibliography less the transcription publications detailed in the solos bibliography.

The CHRONOLOGY
A biographical outline of the life of Charles Henry Christian.
Includes a section on posthumous events and awards.

The CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Twenty-one monthly calendars detailing Charlie Christian’s activities while on the national scene.

The CD REVIEWS
In-depth assessment of the essential, notable, and enticing Charlie Christian CDs.
Reviews of new issues and updated extracts from the previously published newsletters.
Plus an analysis of the recordings that were omitted from the Masters of Jazz compilation.

The BOOK-VIDEO REVIEWS
Discursive look at significant publications on Charlie Christian.
Extracted from the previously published newsletters plus additional reviews of new items.

The SPLICED RECORDINGS
An analysis in graphic format explaining the source of the various spliced tracks on some LPs and CDs.
These charts should clear up the confusion regarding Charlie Christian’s spliced solos.
Revised and updated from a previously published newsletter plus new material.

The NEWSLETTERS
Reproductions of  Solo Flight:  The Charlie Christian Newsletter  published annually from 1995 through 1997 by LeoValdes.  Intended for jazz researchers and dedicated fans, they contained the latest news of CC-related recordings, publications and events, accompanied by photographs, transcriptions, commentary and reviews.  (Now incorporated within this Web site.)

The LINKS
Web links to other sites associated with Charlie Christian, the best jazz guitar sites, and link-sites to jazz places on the Internet.


COMING SOON

MORE TRANSCRIPTIONS
The Compleat transcriptions of Charlie Christian solos, intros, riffs, accompaniments, etc.
in standard notation and tablature format.  Over 200 titles—more than 400 pages.
All transcribed by your host.
Currently being formatted for the Web.

MORE ANALYSES OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN SOLOS
Comments & analyses of Charlie Christian solos,
as perceived by your host.
To be posted along with the transcriptions.

COMING EVENTUALLY
BIOGRAPHY

Charles with ES-250 in March 1941

 


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Solo Flight:  The Charlie Christian Legacy !


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