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Charlie Byrd

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: September 16, 1925 | Died: November 11, 1999    

Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd jammed with Django Reinhardt, recorded with Woody Herman, studied with the great Segovia, and with Stan Getz introduced the Brazilian bossa nova to international audiences. He then proceeded to form a super guitar trio with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis. His musical interests took in virtually every form in which the guitar found a prominent voice

Charlie Byrd began playing the guitar at an early age under the guidance of his father. In his teens he was playing plectrum guitar with local groups in Virginia and Washington. At the Polytechnic Institute in Virginia, he played guitar with the school band. During World War II he played with an Army band in Europe. After the war he settled in New York where he played with local jazz groups such as Joe Marsala and Freddie Slack....
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  • Homage To Jobim

    Concord Music Group
    2005
  • Bamba Samba Bossa Nova

    Empire Musicwerks
    2005
  • Byrd & Brazil

    Concord Music Group
    2004
  • Charlie Byrd With Voices: Byrd Song

    Magneoton
    2003
  • Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
  • Byrd Song

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
  • Solo Flight

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
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Bamba Samba Bossa Nova by David Rickert

Homage to Jobim by Jim Santella

Byrd & Brazil by John Kelman

Solo Flight by David Rickert

Solo Flight by Derek Taylor

Byrd Song by Derek Taylor

Byrd Song by David Rickert

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