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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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PROFOUNDLY BLUE
 
mx  R 3461-1
 
FEBRUARY  5,  1941     Wednesday Reeves Sound,  NYC
(BLUE NOTE  Records)
 

 
  12-BAR  BLUES Key of   E Quarter Note =   76 Time:   4:04
 
 
  4-Bar  Intro  +  6  CHORUSES:
 
    4  bars  –  CC  &  bass (Intro)
 
    3  chor  –  CC
 
      1  chor  –  clarinet
 
      1  chor  –  celeste
 
      1  chor  –  clarinet
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  EDMOND HALL clarinet
  MEADE LUX LEWIS celeste
  ISRAEL CROSBY bass
 
 

Composed by: Edmond Hall - Meade Lux Lewis
 
©   VALDÉS   10/23/00

 


master take

First Page:          Intro & First chorus

Second Page:    Second chorus

Third Page:        Third chorus

 



C&A:

The first half of Profoundly Blue is a slow three-chorus counterpoint duet between guitar and bass with regrettably loud, intrusive celeste accompaniment.  Much too often the celeste masks the intricate details that Charlie Christian is placing into his solos on the two takes.  But it’s well worth putting up with the celeste just to listen to CC’s wonderful blues choruses.

Charles gets more blue here than when he’s playing a blues with the sextet.  He starts his solo with the same phrase that he used on Paging the Devil on the Christmas eve concert more than a year earlier where he was also very bluesy.  There’s so much good stuff here that it’s hard to comment on everything – but do compare the line at mm 6 & 7 in the second chorus with mm 8 & 9 of the third.  This solo couldn’t be more perfect.

 


 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 78 ] Blue Note 17-B (A side:  Celestial Express)
 
  [ 45 ] Blue Note 1634-A (B side:  Ike Quebec’s Blue Harlem)
 
  [ 10 ] Blue Note BLP 5001 (side A, track 4)
    Toshiba-EMI TOJJ-5001 (side A, track 4)
 
  [ LP ] Blue Note B-6505 (side A, track 3)
    Blue Note / UA BN-LA 158-G2 (side B, track 1)
    Blue Note / Liberty BST 89902 (side B, track 1)
    Blue Note / King K23P-9282 (side A, track 3)
    Blue Note / Toshiba NR-8101 (side A, track 3)
    Giants of Jazz LPJT 13 (side A, track 7)
    Mosaic MR6-109 (side A, track 3)
    Time-Life STL-J12 (side C, track 3)
 
  [ CD ] ASV AJA 5410 (track 3)
    Avid AVC 531 (track 14)
    Blue Note 21260 2 (track 3)
    Blue Note 92465 2 (track 3)
    Blue Note 92547 2 (disc 1, track 3)
    Blue Note 95698 2 (disc 1, track 5)
    Blue Note 96427 2 (disc 1, track 5)
    Blue Note / Universal 5355093 (disc 1, track 4)
    Classics 830 (track 5)
    Definitive DRCD11122 (track 12)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 3, track 16)
    Disconforme GV1359 (track 12)
    Fuel 2000 302 061 167 2 (track 11)
    Giants of Jazz 53049 (track 12)
    Going for a Song GFS561 (track 16)
    Hallmark 30283 2 (track 2)
    Hallmark 39117 2 (disc 2, track 2)
    History 20.1960-HI (vol. 9, disc 1, track 21)
    History 20.1969-HI (disc 1, track 21)
    Jazz Portraits 14535 (track 4)
    Jazz Roots 56027 (track 4)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 68 (track 20)
    Masters of Jazz R2CD 8004 (disc 2, track 7)
    Membran 222777 [see Album Index]
    Membran 222800 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232094 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232568 [see Album Index]
    Membran 233423 [see Album Index]
    Mosaic MD4-109 (disc 1, track 3)
    P-Vine PCD-5796 (track 25)
    Primo / Proper PRMCD 6020 (disc 1, track 17)
    Primo / Proper PRMCD 6092 (disc 2, track 6)
    Proper P1134 (track 17)
    Proper P1490 (track 17)
    Proper PROPERBOX 9 (disc 2, track 17)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 2, track 17)
    Proper / musisoft EMCD 21 (track 7)
    Proper / Retro R2CD 40-80 (disc 1, track 13)
    Saga Jazz 066 466-2 (track 10)
    Topaz Jazz TPZ 1017 (track 21)
    Topaz Jazz TPZ 1069 (track 17)
    Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-66010 (track 3)
 
  Incomplete:
    Intro & CC Solo only;  omit the last three choruses
  [ LP ] Joker C 76/6 (side E, track 4)
  Joker SM 4025 (side A, track 4)
 

 



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