Charlie Christian takes an excellent half-chorus solo on this alternate take of I
Surrender, Dear somewhat similar to the later master take but with
longer strings of sixteenth notes and more open-string notes. Love the opening phrase on this take.
On bar 2 theres a familiar five-note figure that Charles would repeat at bar 8 of
this take and again in the 2nd bar on the master take; and at bar 4 he uses the same
lick as he would on mm 7-8 of the later take. At measure 5, he starts his
Am run with a familiar staircase sequence and continues for
three more bars of sixteenth notes transitioning flawlessly through several chord
changes. The two ascending arpeggios at bars 10 and 11 would again
appear at the same respective places in the following take. His riff at mm
14-15 is also employed as the sextet’s usual intro to Rose Room.