Live at the Hong Kong Bar, Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, February 27 and 28, 1969. “Great playing, excellent harmonic changes, at the same time quite accessible.” – Amazon. Track listing: A1 Let Go [More]
Blues Sonata is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. The album was first released on the Washington Records Offbeat imprint [More]
Bob Wilber (born 15 March 1928) is an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader. Although his scope covers a wide range of jazz, Wilber has been a dedicated advocate of classic styles, working throughout his career [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]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 13 performances are often under three minutes, but the resulting music is strangely [More]
“That’s the South American…stuff!” So begins Perry Como’s introduction to the bossa nova performance that would follow. While “stuff” obviously wasn’t the word he was searching for, he can be forgiven for his inability to [More]
The concert was taped on 17 July 1982 in the Congress Gebouw, The Hague, The Netherlands during the North Sea Jazz Festival. Set listing: • “It’s the talk of the town” by Marty Symes, Al [More]