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BENNY’S BUGLE
 
Aircheck
 
NOVEMBER  19,  1940     Tuesday “THE MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM”
Martin Block Show,  WNEW Radio,  NYC
 

 
  12-BAR  BLUES Key of   B Quarter Note =   188 Time:   3:37
 
 
  [ Goodman announces Cootie Williams’ bugle intro ]
 
 
  4-Bar  Intro  +  13  CHORUSES:
 
    4 bars  –  trumpet (Intro)
 
    1 chor  –  CC & ensemble (theme riffs)
 
    1 chor  –  CC (over theme riffs)
    1 chor  –  CC
 
    1 chor  –  piano
 
    1 chor  –  ensemble (vamp)
 
    2 chor  –  tenor sax
 
    2 chor  –  trumpet (over ens riffs)
 
    1 chor  –  CC & ensemble (riffs)
 
    3 chor  –  clarinet (over CC & ens riffs)
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Benny Goodman and his Sextet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  GEORGIE AULD tenor sax
  BENNY GOODMAN clarinet
  COOTIE WILLIAMS trumpet
  COUNT BASIE piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  HARRY JAEGER drums
 
 

Composed by: Count Basie - Benny Goodman
 
©   VALDÉS   2/25/19


 

Benny’s Bugle:                      “The Make Believe Ballroom”

First Page:          Solo

Second Page:     Riffs

 



C&A:

This version of Benny’s Bugle follows less than two weeks after the studio recordings of the same tune.  The sextet is simulating a live broadcast but now they are unfettered by the studio restrictions and they turn it into a wonderfully swingin’ soiree.  Another chorus has been added to the routine since the studio date.

The trumpet intro is followed by twelve bars of theme riffs which the ensemble carries over into the first chorus of Charlie Christian’s solo then drop out during the second chorus as Charles continues backed by the rhythm section.  The guitar solo is free-wheeling and inspired from start to finish.  Amazing solo by Charles – one of his best fast blues solos with the sextet.

The transcription (without tab) of the last three choruses of riffs is a composite rendering.

  LISTEN   Guitar Solo / Riffs    
 


 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ LP ] Jazz Archives JA-23 (side A, track 8)
    Spook Jazz SPJ 6602 (side B, track 2)
 
  [ CD ] Archives of Jazz 380123 2 (track 8)
    Archives of Jazz 389123 2 (track 8)
    Definitive DRCD11177 (disc 3, track 8)
    Definitive DRCD11386 (track 9)
  Fuel 2000 302 061 755 2 (track 15)
    Galaxy 3899442 (track 8)
    Jazz Classics JZCL-5005 (disc 1, track 17)
    JSP JSP909 (disc 3, track 8)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 67 (track 9)
    Music Memoria 87998 2 (disc 2, track 6)
    Norma NOCD5657 (track 15)
    Proper P1492 (track 1)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 4, track 1)
    Vintage Jazz Classics VJC-1021-2 (track 17)
 

 



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