Tag: Jazz

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… Read more →

Jerry Bergonzi eBooks from Jeff Ellwood

Jeff Ellwood has two free ebooks of The Music of Jerry Bergonzi. I’m really digging “Reharmonized Standards”, and I’m sure Doug Carmichael and I will add a few tunes from the book of originals to our rotation. These books have Jerry’s blessing, and were released for free at his suggestion. Hopefully this starts a trend amongst the current vanguard of… Read more →