The World of Charlie Byrd

The World of Charlie Byrd

by Charlie Byrd


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Combining bossa nova timing with clear, bright, jazzy guitar lines, Charlie Byrd recorded several sides for Columbia Records in the 1960s, the best of which were collected on the double LP The World of Charlie Byrd in 1973. This Wounded Bird release combines all four sides of that LP on a single disc, and it flows with a light, sunny feel, sparked, of course, by Byrd's impeccable guitar playing. Some of the tracks are fairly sparse, which is fine, because Byrd's guitar is the focus, but some of them feature tasteful orchestration where his guitar, although always at the center, floats out of the ensemble. Highlights include wonderful versions of "The Girl From Ipanema" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," a stately rendition of "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," and a surprisingly funky "Blues for China."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
Label: Wounded Bird
UPC: 0664140196728
catalogNumber: 1967
Rank: 28857

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Byrd   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Art Garfunkel   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Joe Darion   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Teo Macero   Composer,Producer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Gerome Ragni   Composer

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