The poor sound quality of these recordings doesn't stand up against it's historical significance. Minton's playhouse was the place were Bebop came into existence, and already we can hear that Christian is deeply emerging in that new style. His style of playing, his harmonic ideas, are way ahead of their time, and of great significance not only to guitarists but to jazz in general.
Charlie Christian: Guitar
Don Byas: Tenor
Joe Guy: Trumpet
Nick Fenton: Bass
Kenny Clarcke: Drums
Recorded: Mintons Playhouse, May 1941

1972

Jazz / Bop / Swing

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