Charlie Christian: “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (extended edit)

Charlie Christian got an extended solo section on this Benny Goodman sextet track (1940), and this edit adds his alternate take solos to the master take. 

Christian’s three solos on the studio recordings add up to 1:45, and the languid vibe of the arrangement during his section made a nearly seamless edit possible, despite the fact that the master take found the overall right rhythm for the song that the alternate takes lacked.

Compared to the anticipating-Chuck-Berry-blartney-blartney of his solos on “Breakfast Feud,” (extended edit here), “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” finds Christian leaning toward West Coast Jazz.

The edit sequence is the master take up to the point of Christian’s solo > two alternate take solos > master take Christian solo and conclusion.