DB Hall of Fame

SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

DB Hall of Fame


 

 

UNTITLED TUNE
 
 
mx  (none assigned)
 
APRIL  3,  1940      Wednesday HOLLYWOOD
World Broadcasting System
[ for COLUMBIA Records ]   *
 

 
  32- BAR THEME     (AABA) Key of   Ab/Db/D/C Quarter Note =   198 Time:   2:01
  12- BAR BLUES SOLOS
  16- BAR THEME     (A' A')
    4- BAR INTERLUDE
  12- BAR OUT-CHORUS
 
 
  16  bars  –  CC  & ens (Theme) [in Ab]
      8  bars  –  clarinet [in Ab]
    8  bars  –  CC  & ens (Theme) [in Ab]
 
    12  bars  –  vibes [in Ab]
 
  12  bars  –  CC [in Db]
 
    12  bars  –  clarinet [in Db]
 
  16  bars  –  CC  & ens (Theme) [in D]
 
    4  bars  –  CC (Interlude) [in C]
 
    12  bars  –  clarinet over vibes riffs [in C]
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Benny Goodman Sextet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  BENNY GOODMAN clarinet
  LIONEL HAMPTON vibes
  JOHNNY GUARNIERI piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  NICK FATOOL drums
 
 

 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ CD ] Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 4, track 8)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 (disc 4, track 8)
    Neatwork RP 2067 (track 15)
    Sony/Legacy 93035 (disc 4, track 8)
 
 

 
  * Recorded by the World Broadcasting System, Inc. (Hollywood)
  for the Columbia Recording Corp. (NYC)
    No Matrix assigned
 

Composed by: unknown
 
© VALDÉS   8/6/17

 


 

completed take

Page 1:   Theme

Page 2:   CC Solo / Interlude

 



C&A:

This is the complete take of the tune with no name which apparently was unacceptable for release.  The tune changes keys three times:  the initial theme and 12-bar vibes solo are in Ab, followed by Charles’ solo and a clarinet solo in Db for 12 bars each, then a repeat of the theme – this time just 16 bars in the key of D – which segues into C for a brief interlude by Charles and then out with 12 more bars.

CC’s solo on the complete take is not quite as good as on the breakdown take.

 



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