Ray Charles in City of Orlando - the 1940's
from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 93-94:
I learned from everyone [using a new record player in the 1940's to listen to jazz], not necessarily piano players or singers. Charlie Christian, for example, was a bitch of a guitarist. Listening to his records I educated myself about phrasing and ad-libbing. Same went for the great drummers. They taught me the importance of keeping time. And as far as I'm concerned, there's no greater lesson.
David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 93-94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427463487305 accessed: 19 September, 2021
Listening tohide composers
|jazz guitar||performed by Charlie Christian|
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
|Listening Environment||indoors, solitary|