"Charlie Christian Played the Best Bridges"

...So said Lee Konitz when we listened to Pres together.

The May 12 1941 Minton's "Stompin' At the Savoy" is famous. The complex bridges counterpoint the riffing A sections.

Kenny Clarke is on drums, Nick Fenton on bass, probably Kenny Kersey on piano.

I've learned to sing this solo, a very helpful exercise.

Stompin' 1

Stompin' 2

Stompin' at the Savoy (Christian)


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