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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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PROFOUNDLY BLUE
 
mx  R 3461-2
 
FEBRUARY  5,  1941     Wednesday Reeves Sound,  NYC
(BLUE NOTE  Records)
 

 
  12-BAR  BLUES Key of   E Quarter Note =   74 Time:   4:14
 
 
  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

 


alternate take

First Page:          Intro & First chorus

Second Page:    Second chorus

Third Page:        Third chorus

 



C&A:

The first four bars of Charlie Christian’s 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 – it’s a common phrase of his that he’s just as liable to play over A♭7 or B♭7 as he is on the E♭ in this key.

His solo on this take may be just as good as the master but it’s 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.


 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 10 ] Blue Note BLP 5026 (side A, track 1)
    Toshiba-EMI TOJJ-5026 (side A, track 1)
 
  [ LP ] Blue Note B-6505 (side A, track 4)
    Blue Note K23P-9282 (side A, track 4)
    Blue Note NR-8101 (side A, track 4)
    Mosaic MR6-109 (side A, track 4)
 
  [ CD ] Blue Note 21260 2 (track 4)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 4, track 8)
    Document DOCD-5561 (track 5)
    Frémeaux FA 218 (disc 2, track 7)
    Giants of Jazz 53199 (track 16)
    Jazz Portraits 14578 (track 14)
    Le Chant du Monde 274 1459.60 (disc 2, track 11)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 68 (track 21)
    Membran 222764 [see Album Index]
    Membran 222800 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232094 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232568 [see Album Index]
    Mosaic MD4-109 (disc 1, track 4)
    Neatwork RP 2043 (track 5)
    Proper P1490 (track 18)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 2, track 18)
    Smithsonian / BN RD 112 (disc 1, track 3)
    Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-66010 (track 4)
 

 



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