Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [2CD Reissue 2014]

Charlie Byrd - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [2CD Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 813 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 373 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1123)

Avid Jazz presents four classic Charlie Byrd albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. “Jazz Recital”; “Blues For Night People”; “Byrd’s Word” and “The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd”.
You might say Charlie Byrd was on a mission on his first album as a solo artist “Jazz Recital”, recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey in February 1957. A passionate believer in the guitar as an affective lead instrument in jazz, five of the ten cuts here are solo guitar pieces. With a background in classical guitar technique and having studied in Italy with the guitar maestro Segovia, Byrd lays out his ambition in the original liner notes “I’d like to see the guitarists of today using more of the vast store of knowledge…
Charlie Byrd - Charlie Byrd & The Washington Guitar Quintet (1992)

Charlie Byrd - Charlie Byrd & The Washington Guitar Quintet (1992)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | Covers - 63 MB
Genre: Guitar Jazz, Folk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Records (CCD-42014)

Romanticism, Afro-Latin voicings and classical stylings are the three primary components of this Charlie Byrd's release. It blends his playing with that of Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Jeffrey Meyerriecks, Myrna Sislen and Larry Snitzler, and the quintet members expertly complement and contrast each other on a program of American popular standards, compositions by Vivaldi, Mozart, Antonio Carlos Jobim and three superb interpretations of the Bix Beiderbecke masterpieces "In A Mist," "Candlelights" and "In The Dark." It's more structured than improvisatory, but the playing is so compelling and exquisite that it should appeal to both guitar lovers and music fans generally.
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4209)

The Great Guitars' fifth and final recording with their original three guitarists (Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel) is another excellent effort, although a bit lazier than their previous records. Bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd contribute tasteful support. Other than "Get Happy," most of the selections (which include "Where or When," "Opus One," "Old Folks" and even a soulful "When the Saints Go Marching In") are taken at slow to medium tempos, but the interplay between the guitarists is always impressive and swinging.
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-60913)

Charlie Byrd was teamed up with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis (along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer John Rae) for this rather exciting concert. While Ellis and Kessel have three unaccompanied duets, the inclusion of Byrd (thought of as a Brazilian specialist rather than a bopper) is the wild card that makes this set a major success. While Byrd is excellent on his features "Charlie's Blues" and "O Barquinho," it is the three stomps featuring all the guitarists ("Undecided," "Topsy" and "Benny's Bugle") that are most memorable.
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at the Winery (1980) [Reissue 1992]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at the Winery (1980) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4131)

This exciting live session is pretty definitive of the Great Guitars. With fine support offered by bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Jimmie Smith, guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis romp on such swinging numbers as "Broadway," "Air Mail Special" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right." As usual, Byrd, with his grounding in classical guitar, is the most distinctive, while Kessel and Ellis constantly pay tribute to Charlie Christian. This combination worked quite well, and each of the Great Guitars' five recordings are easily recommended to fans of bop guitar.

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962/2013)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 18, 2022
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962/2013)

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962/2013)
Vinyl Rip | 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Tracks) > Gb | Artwork > Mb
2013 | Analogue Productions AP-8432 / B0018178-01 | Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Samba

~ 2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 200gm ~
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-60913)

Charlie Byrd was teamed up with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis (along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer John Rae) for this rather exciting concert. While Ellis and Kessel have three unaccompanied duets, the inclusion of Byrd (thought of as a Brazilian specialist rather than a bopper) is the wild card that makes this set a major success. While Byrd is excellent on his features "Charlie's Blues" and "O Barquinho," it is the three stomps featuring all the guitarists ("Undecided," "Topsy" and "Benny's Bugle") that are most memorable.
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at the Winery (1980) [Reissue 1992]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at the Winery (1980) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4131)

This exciting live session is pretty definitive of the Great Guitars. With fine support offered by bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Jimmie Smith, guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis romp on such swinging numbers as "Broadway," "Air Mail Special" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right." As usual, Byrd, with his grounding in classical guitar, is the most distinctive, while Kessel and Ellis constantly pay tribute to Charlie Christian. This combination worked quite well, and each of the Great Guitars' five recordings are easily recommended to fans of bop guitar.
Charlie Byrd - Travellin' Man (1965) & The Touch of Gold (1966) [Reissue 2007]

Charlie Byrd - Travellin' Man (1965) & The Touch of Gold (1966) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables (COL-CD-7854)

Collectables combines two very different back-to-back recordings made by guitarist Charlie Byrd for Columbia in the mid-'60s. Travellin' Man (issued in 1965) is a live gig at the Showboat in Washington D.C., a club he was playing in - and owned - 36 weeks out of the year. He is featured with his bass playing brother Joe, and the rather astonishing drummer Bill Reichenbach. The program consists of everything from originals like the title cut and the country and bluegrass tinged opener "Mama I'll Be Home Someday" to Michel Legrand's "I Will Wait for You." With tunes like the Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim standard "Do I Hear a Waltz," Billy Strayhorn's "U.M.M.G.," and Django Reinhardt's "Nuages" sandwiched in between. It' is a hard swinging date where Byrd, a great melodic improviser, turns original arrangements inside out and pours his love for bossa and blues into everything he plays…
Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]

Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (0025218708623)

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 Gilberto or record anything by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and he had yet to become a major player in the Brazilian jazz field. Nonetheless, Byrd was an impressive jazzman even before he discovered bossa nova. Byrd (who sticks to the acoustic guitar on this album) already had a recognizably melodic sound - one that underscored his appreciation of Django Reinhardt as well as Andrés Segovia and the Spanish school of classical guitar - and he would have left behind a worthwhile catalog even if he had retired in 1960. The guitarist's classical leanings are hard to miss on Byrd in the Wind, especially when he employs woodwind players (all of them members of the National Symphony Orchestra) on some of the selections…