About KFJC
Program Schedule
Specials and Events
Donations and Swag
  Netcast
Music and Playlists
Broadcast Archives
KFJC Music Reviews
  KFJC 89.7 FM
 
Library
Format
Reviewers
Archives
 

Christian, Charlie – “Charlie Christian” – [Everest]

Charlie Christian was an early pioneer on electric guitar and was known for his work with Benny Goodman???s sextet. His virtuoso horn-like playing was very innovative and has influenced jazz guitarists to this day. Unfortunately, he died of tuberculosis in March of 1942 at the age of 25.

These tracks were recorded after hours in 1941 in Harlem at a club called Minton???s and feature Thelonius Monk on piano and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet. Although this LP was based on poor recordings, the hard driving performances come right through and give us a rare look at pre-war Harlem jazz.

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on March 30, 2009 at 10:15 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,Jazz
  • Comment on this review

  • Comment on this review



     

     Copyright © 2018   KFJC 89.7 FM
    12345 S. El Monte Road   Los Altos Hills, California   94022   phones