Charlie Christian Centennial


Charlie Christian, born on this day (July 29th) in 1916.

Listen to Kevin Whitehead’s tribute on NPR’s Fresh Air.

The excellent Charlie Christian site Solo Flight returned just in time for the centennial, after a seven year hiatus.

And if you’d like a tutorial on Christian’s style, check out Garry Hansen’s Charlie Christian – Legend of the Jazz Guitar, courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Photo of Charlie Christian by Leo Valdes – Den engelske Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,