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SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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I FOUND A NEW BABY
 
mx  CO 29514-1
 
JANUARY  15,  1941     Wednesday Columbia Studios,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   Dm Quarter Note =   208 Time:   2:55
 
 
  6-Bar  Intro  +  4 ½  CHORUSES:
 
      2  bars  –  drums (Intro)
    4  bars  –  CC & ens (Intro Riffs)
 
  32  bars  –  clarinet (over CC & ens riffs, except on bridge)
 
  32  bars  –  CC
 
  32  bars  –  piano (over CC & ens riffs [as on Intro], except on bridge)
 
    16  bars  –  trumpet (over ts & clt riffs)
    16  bars  –  tenor sax
 
      8  bars  –  drums (over ensemble)
      8  bars  –  trumpet (Melody - over ts & clt obbl)
 
 

 
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
  JO JONES drums
 
 

 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [78] Columbia 36039
    Columbia 36721
    Columbia C-102
 
  [LP] CBS 460612 1
    CBS 62.581
    CBS / Sony 56AP 674-6 (side 5, track 8)
    Columbia CJ 40846
    Smithsonian / CBS P6 11891
 
  [CD] BD Jazz JZBD022
    Catfish KATCD196
    CBS 460612 2
    Classics 1202
    Columbia 501646 2
    Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 3, track 5)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 * (disc 3, track 18)
    Columbia CK 40846
    Columbia CK 91494
    Definitive DRCD11176
    Definitive DRCD11288
    Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36715-2
    Frémeaux FA 218
    Giants of Jazz 53049
    Going for a Song GFS561
    History 20.1960-HI
    History 20.1969-HI
    Jazz Archives / EPM 15908 2
    Jazz Forever 67041
    Jazz Greats MC 027
    Jazz Portraits 14545
    Jazz Roots 56059
    Jazzterdays JTD 102410
    Le Chant du Monde 274 1459.60
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 68 (track 12)
    Masters of Jazz R2CD 8004
    Past Perfect 205798-203
    Proper / musisoft EMCD 21
    SME / Sony SRCS 9612
    Smithsonian / CBS RD 033
    Sony/Legacy 93035 * (disc 3, track 18)
    Sony Music Media SMM 517115 2
    Topaz Jazz TPZ 1017
    Warner Music France 3007-2
 
  * [CD]  Columbia C4K 65564 & Sony 93035  incorrectly list this as the alternate take.
 

Composed by: Spencer Williams - Jack Palmer
 
©   VALDÉS   9/25/99

 


 

Transcription Page:     I Found a New Baby  —  take -1  (master)

 



C&A:

This master take of I Found a New Baby contains another virtually perfect solo by Charles, beginning with a paraphrase of the 4-bar intro riffs.

Some of the highlights:  At measure 8, he plays the same A7 lick (except for the last note) that he played on the last bar of the alternate take—both are one A7 measure following an F measure.  Bar 17 has a straight-time (no syncopation) sequence that CC used fairly often.  And that A7 figure at bar 24 is ingenious.

The entire solo deserves thorough study.

 



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