Bamba-Samba Bossa Nova

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For this unusual set, guitarist Charlie Byrd is accompanied by what is billed as the Woody Herman Big Band, although it is mostly a studio orchestra sprinkled with a few of Herman's associates. The first four selections are Byrd originals that almost sound like bossa nova in spots, even though the style had not solidified and been named yet. Byrd's classical training and interest in Brazilian music are very much in evidence. The final selections are a re-creation of Ralph Burns' four-part "Summer Sequence," which at the time was over a decade old. The main difference between this and the original Herman recording is that Byrd is the main soloist throughout much of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For this unusual set, guitarist Charlie Byrd is accompanied by what is billed as the Woody Herman Big Band, although it is mostly a studio orchestra sprinkled with a few of Herman's associates. The first four selections are Byrd originals that almost sound like bossa nova in spots, even though the style had not solidified and been named yet. Byrd's classical training and interest in Brazilian music are very much in evidence. The final selections are a re-creation of Ralph Burns' four-part "Summer Sequence," which at the time was over a decade old. The main difference between this and the original Herman recording is that Byrd is the main soloist throughout much of the extensive work. Although not quite essential, Bamba-Samba Bossa Nova which has often been reissued under Woody Herman's name has its moments of interest and shows how Charlie Byrd sounded before bossa nova took off.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Empire Musicwerks
  • UPC: 654545075520
  • Catalog Number: 450755
  • Sales rank: 357,900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bamba Samba (Bossa Nova) - Woody Herman (3:08)
  2. 2 Original #2 - Woody Herman (3:05)
  3. 3 Love Song Ballad - Woody Herman (4:05)
  4. 4 Prelude a la Cha Cha - Woody Herman (4:00)
  5. 5 Summer Sequence, Pt. 1 - Woody Herman (3:55)
  6. 6 Summer Sequence, Pt. 2 - Woody Herman (2:11)
  7. 7 Summer Sequence, Pt. 3 - Woody Herman (3:44)
  8. 8 Summer Sequence, Pt. 4 - Woody Herman (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Byrd Primary Artist, Guitar
Nat Adderley Trumpet
Eddie Costa Piano, Vibes
Woody Herman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Frank Rehak Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Nick Travis Trumpet
Willie Rodriguez Bongos, Conga
Bill Betts Bass
Billy Byers Trombone
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Al DeRisi Trumpet
Harold Feldman Tenor Saxophone
Sid Feller Alto Recorder
Dick Hafer Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Sanfino Tenor Saxophone
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Sam Marowitz Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Ed Price Trombone
Billy Slapin Baritone Saxophone
Joe Soldo Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mike Tinnes Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Campbell Drums
Jim Dahl Trombone
Edward Price Trombone
Mike Tinnes Tenor Saxophone
Jim Campbell Drums
Technical Credits
Charlie Byrd Composer
Ralph Burns Arranger, Composer
Sid Feller Arranger
Paul Klein Reissue Producer
Aldo Venturacci Art Direction
Michael Lauzardo Graphic Design
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