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 its well worth putting up with the celeste just to
listen to CCs wonderful blues choruses.
Charles gets more blue here than when hes 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.
Theres so much good stuff here that its 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 couldnt be more perfect.