Swing To Bop

Charlie Christian

May 12,1941

This historic live recording was made at Minton’s Playhouse in New York City on May 12,1941 with Joe Guy, trumpet; Thelonious Monk, piano; Charlie Christian, guitar; Nick Fenton, bass; and Kenny Clarke, drums.

*On the guitar solo Charlie Christian has the freedom to let loose, performing much longer than he would typically under the constraints of Goodman.

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