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SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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I Got Rhythm
 
Concert
 
DECEMBER  24,  1939     Sunday “FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING”  CONCERT
CARNEGIE HALL,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   B Quarter Note =   286 Time:   3:14
 
 
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  8-Bar Intro  +  7  CHORUSES:
 
      2  bars  –  ensemble (Intro)
 
     3  chor  –  clarinet
 
     3  chor  –  vibes
 
     1  chor  –  ensemble
 
 

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

Composed by: George Gershwin  (lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
 
©   VALDÉS   5/12/21


 

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C
&A:

Charlie Christian doesn’t solo on this version of I Got Rhythm but he can be clearly heard comping on this standard di tutti standards.  This particular rendering of the tune is taken at an incredibly prestissimo tempo – by far the liveliest in his entire recorded repertoire.




 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ LP ] Amadeo AVRS 9014 (side A, track 1)
    Amadeo AVRS 9014/15 (side A, track 1)
    Amiga / Amiga Jazz 8 50 060 (side A, track 1)
  CBS / 51 West Q 16007 (side A, track 1)
  Fontana 680 978 (side A, track 1)
  Fontana FJL 401 (side A, track 1)
  Fontana TFL 5187 (side A, track 1)
  Jazztone J-1248 (side A, track 1)
  Music Hall 20-70.774 (side A, track 1)
  Top Rank 35/064 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard 0082.091 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard / King GXC 3124 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard / King K18P 9160 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard / King LAX-3076 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard / King SR 3045 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard VRS-8523 (side A, track 1)
  Vanguard VSD-47 (side A, track 1)
  Vogue VJD 550 (side A, track 1)
 
  [ CD ] Definitive DRCD11177 (disc 2, track 2)
  Definitive DRCD11182 (disc 2, track 4)
  JSP JSP909 (disc 2, track 2)
  Makin’ Friends 14170 2 (disc 1, track 19)
  Music Memoria 88048 2 (disc 2, track 8)
  Vanguard 169/71-2 (disc 3, track 1)
  Vanguard VCD2-47/48 (disc 1, track 1)
  Vanguard VMD-79553 (track 10)
 

 



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