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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
Homage To Jobim
Concord Music Group
2005
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Bamba Samba Bossa Nova
Bamba Samba Bossa Nova
Empire Musicwerks
2005
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Byrd & Brazil
Byrd & Brazil
Concord Music Group
2004
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Byrd Song
Byrd Song
Fantasy Jazz
2003
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Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros
Bossa Nova Pelos...
Fantasy Jazz
2003
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Solo Flight
Solo Flight
Fantasy Jazz
2003
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