The first four bars of Charlie Christians solo on this alternate take of Profoundly
Blue begin with the same ideas as on the master, then the solo takes an
entirely different path. At the fifth bar on the master take, he goes to even lower
notes; here he suddenly leaps way up to the higher frets. On mm 2 of the third
chorus, Charles plays the same double stop and line that he played on mm 6 of the third
chorus on the master take but with a different resolution its a common phrase
of his that hes just as liable to play over Ab7
or Bb7 as he is on the Eb
in this key.
His solo on this take may be just as good as the master but its difficult for me
to pass judgment I played the master for many years before the alternate was finally
released. The excellent solo on this take also has a lot of great blues lines with
slurs, bends, and slides but the master remains my sentimental favorite.