This recording is a true gem in Charlie Byrd‘s extensive discography. What makes it special is that there is a de-emphasis on bossa nova (there are still a few tunes), freeing up Byrd to explore [More]
Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard is a live album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. The album [More]
Blues Sonata is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd  recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. Track listing: The Blues Sonata: Polonaise for Pour Pietro”(Charlie Byrd)  – 7:01 “The [More]
Once More! Charlie Byrd’s Bossa Nova is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. Track listing: All compositions by Charlie Byrd except as [More]
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson: When Charlie Byrd recorded Byrd in the Wind in 1959, he was still two years away from discovering bossa nova. The guitarist had yet to interact with Astrud and João [More]