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The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Before he toured South America and discovered bossa nova, guitarist Charlie Byrd already had his recognizable sound formed. A master on the acoustic guitar who was well trained in classical music, Byrd performed regularly in Washington D.C. from 1958-1960, recording for the tiny Offbeat label. This CD reissue of a set originally on Offbeat and then put out by Riverside features Byrd and his regular trio with bassist Keter Betts and drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt performing concise versions of eight jazz standards, including two songs under two minutes, and longer versions of three obscurities, plus "The House of the Rising Sun." The melodic music is pleasing if not too ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Before he toured South America and discovered bossa nova, guitarist Charlie Byrd already had his recognizable sound formed. A master on the acoustic guitar who was well trained in classical music, Byrd performed regularly in Washington D.C. from 1958-1960, recording for the tiny Offbeat label. This CD reissue of a set originally on Offbeat and then put out by Riverside features Byrd and his regular trio with bassist Keter Betts and drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt performing concise versions of eight jazz standards, including two songs under two minutes, and longer versions of three obscurities, plus "The House of the Rising Sun." The melodic music is pleasing if not too substantial, predictable and reasonably enjoyable, with the highlights including "Moonlight in Vermont," "Nuages," "Django," and the lengthy "Taboo."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218694520
  • Catalog Number: 945
  • Sales rank: 20,486

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Taking a Chance on Love (1:57)
  2. 2 Moonlight in Vermont (2:53)
  3. 3 Speak Low (3:47)
  4. 4 Nuages (3:04)
  5. 5 Ev'rything I've Got (2:22)
  6. 6 Makin' Whoopee (2:45)
  7. 7 Django (3:25)
  8. 8 Nice Work If You Can Get It (1:49)
  9. 9 The House of the Rising Sun (5:30)
  10. 10 Ring Them Harmonics (3:51)
  11. 11 Taboo (9:45)
  12. 12 To Ginny (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Byrd Primary Artist, Guitar
Keter Betts Bass
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Technical Credits
Charlie Byrd Arranger
Willis Conover Liner Notes
Kirk Felton Remastering
Bob Russell Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Margarita Lecuona Composer
Ron Lewter Mastering
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
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