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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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News/Updates
Solography
Discography
Chronology
Photo Gallery
Transcriptions
Bibliographies
CD Reviews
Book-Video Reviews
SplicedTracks
Links

CHALKBOARD

Latest Updates

17 Mar 2017
Transcription of
never-released
version of
“Flying Home”

25 February 2017
Revised
Transcription of
“Rose Room”
studio jam

5 February 2017
Publication of
“Selected Solos”
transcriptions
with tabs &
analyses

7 December 2016
Transcription of
“Rose Room”
never-released
version

6 October 2016
“Electric” CC CD

25 September 2016
Major
Photo Gallery
update

15 September 2016
Musical Analysis
Bibliography

9 September 2016
Previously unreleased
broadcast

5 September 2016
“First Star
 ‘live’
recent CD

31 August 2016
“Biblios”
updated

5 August 2016
“78-rpm Records”
new section
initiated

29 July 2016
“Solo Flight”
website
reactivated
for
CC’s C anniversary


January 2009
“Solo Flight”
website
temporarily inactivated

12 August 2008
Alternate takes CD

29 July 2008
Chronology updates

4 July 2008
CC on DVD

30 June 2008
23rd Annual
CC Int’l Music Festival

2 May 2008
I’m Confessin’
–new transcription–

21 April 2008
European CD reissue
from Galaxy Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LV & L7

 


Welcome

to the official cyberhome of the legendary jazz guitarist

Charlie Christian !

 



PLACES TO VISIT  
LATEST ADDITIONS

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS
  • THE COMPLEAT TRANSCRIPTIONS
  • MORE ANALYSES OF SOLOS
  • MORE PHOTOS
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • and MORE

The SOLOGRAPHY
Comprehensive and detailed discography in conventional format enhanced by an elucidatory feature.
Lists dates, locations, personnel, instrumentation, titles and issues on 78-rpm, EP, LP and CD.
Incorporates a “solography” feature detailing Charlie Christian’s participation on each title, including unissued recordings.
Also contained within this site is a short version of the Solography for quick reference and a separate list of Unissued Recordings.

The DISCOGRAPHY
Comprehensive and detailed.  Lists all issued and unissued material.
Includes indices by catalogue number and by composition, and an itemized inventory of albums.
Consists of three sections:  Album IndexTune Title IndexCatalog Number Index
A subsection contains specifics on the early singles:  78-rpm Records.

The PHOTO GALLERY
An album of photographs of Charles, his family, friends, and fellow musicians.
More coming.

The TRANSCRIPTIONS
Many transcriptions of Charlie Christian solos, intros, riffs, accompaniments, etc., in standard notation with tablature.
A title page for each transcription contains recording date, matrix, location, personnel, form, key, tempo, time, theme/solo routine, issued recordings, composer, and other notes relevant to that particular recording of the tune.
Many more to come !
Comments & Analyses are located at the bottom of the title page of each transcription.

The CHRONOLOGY
A biographical outline of the life of Charles Henry Christian.
Includes a section on posthumous events and awards.

The CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Twenty-one monthly calendars detailing Charlie Christian’s activities while on the national scene.

The BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Two comprehensive bibliographies by Clive Downs list and describe all publications with significant reference to Charlie Christian.
A Bibliography of Notated Charlie Christian Solos”   presents a detailed bibliography of Charlie Christian’s transcribed solos.
A Charlie Christian Bibliography”  is a complete bibliography less the transcription publications detailed in the solos bibliography.

The CD REVIEWS
In-depth assessment of the essential, notable, and enticing Charlie Christian CDs.
Reviews of new issues and updated extracts from the previously published newsletters.
Plus an analysis of the recordings that were omitted from the Masters of Jazz compilation.

The BOOK-VIDEO REVIEWS
Discursive look at significant publications on Charlie Christian.
Extracted from the previously published newsletters plus additional reviews of new items.

The SPLICED RECORDINGS
An analysis in graphic format explaining the source of the various spliced tracks on some LPs and CDs.
These charts should clear up the confusion regarding Charlie Christian’s spliced solos.
Revised and updated from a previously published newsletter plus new material.

The NEWSLETTERS
Reproductions of  Solo Flight:  The Charlie Christian Newsletter  published annually from 1995 through 1997 by LeoValdes.  Intended for jazz researchers and dedicated fans, they contained the latest news of Charlie Christian-related recordings, publications and events, accompanied by photographs, transcriptions, commentary and reviews.  (Now incorporated within this Web site.)

The LINKS
Web links to other sites associated with Charlie Christian, the best jazz guitar sites, and link-sites to jazz places on the Internet.


COMING SOON

MORE TRANSCRIPTIONS
The Compleat transcriptions of Charlie Christian solos, intros, riffs, accompaniments, etc.
in standard notation and tablature format.  Over 200 hundred titles—more than 400 pages.
All transcribed by your host.
Currently being formatted for the Web.

MORE ANALYSES OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN SOLOS
Comments & analyses of Charlie Christian solos,
as perceived by your host.
To be posted along with the transcriptions.

COMING EVENTUALLY
BIOGRAPHY

Charles with ES-250 in March 1941

 


Thanks for visiting

Solo Flight:  The Charlie Christian Legacy !


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