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Charlie Christian

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Born: 19 July 1916 Died: 2 March 1942

Born and residing in: United States


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Description: Charles Henry "Charlie" Christian (July 29, 1916 โ€“ March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist. Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and is cited as a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique combined with amplification helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond [1] and George T. Simon [2] called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In ... (more)
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