Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

live at Minton's Playhouse (Charlie Christian, guitarra eléctrica)

Charley Christian Jazz Immortal 1941 live at Minton's Playhouse Monroe's Uptown House Charlie

Swing to Bop (Topsy) - Stompin at the Savoy - Up on Teddy's Hill - Guy's Got to Go - Lips Flips. A Columbia University student, Jerry Newman, made most of these "after-hours" recordings on a portable disk recorder in 1941 at Minton's Playhouse in the Hotel Cecil, 210 West 118th Street in Harlem. This technology let him record significantly longer takes than current 78 rpm technology would allow. (There were then no commonly available magnetic tape recorders although one from AEG, called the Magnetophon K1, had been demonstrated in Germany in 1935.) The Minton's band features Joe Guy on trumpet, Kenny Kersey on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums. "Swing to Bop" is a tune by Eddie Durham called "Topsy." There are also recordings here made at Clark Monroe's Uptown House. These include trumpeter Oran "Hot Lips" Page (not credited on the original Everest/Esoteric LP) and Don Byas on tenor sax. Leonard Feather's liner notes:...

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