Charlie Christian - Solo Flight: The Seminal Electric Guitarist

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  • 189 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Large Format
  • Illustrated in B&W Photos
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: Ashley Mark Publishing Company

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Charlie Christian is regarded by many jazz historians as one of the major voices who shaped modern jazz in the early 1940s. Even though he tragically died before reaching his 26th birthday, his brilliant improvisations, phenomenal rhythmic drive, and blues influenced guitar playing had already changed the course of jazz, and the guitar's place in jazz, for all time. Charlie Christian - Solo Flight: The Seminal Electric Guitarist by Peter Broadbent is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of jazz and the jazz guitar.

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(Book). Charlie Christian is regarded by many jazz historians as one of the major voices who shaped modern jazz in the early 1940s. Although he made only a few records before his tragic death at age 25, his brilliant improvisations, phenomenal rhythmic drive, and blues-influenced guitar playing had already changed the course of jazz and the guitar's place in jazz for all time. The first major soloist on the electric guitar, Christian elevated the instrument from its meager role in the rhythm section to a spirited force to be reckoned with. Updated and expanded, Peter Broadbent's second edition of this book details the full importance of Christian's brief life, from the start of his fortuitous encounter with John Hammond, to his role in the Benny Goodman Big Band and Sextet. Illustrated throughout with great photos and important documents, the book also features a new authoritative discography. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of jazz and the jazz guitar.

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  • ISBN: 1872639569
  • EAN: 9781872639567
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