Monday, March 12, 2012

Charlie Byrd
"The Great Byrd"

The Brazilian/gypsy jazz guitarist at work on an album that was released in 1969. Its a collection of popular tunes (from Simon & Garfunkel to the Beatles) done in Byrd's samba-style, full of flourish and the flavor of Rio.

It's interesting hearing some of these artists who rode trends of international music (Xavier Cugat, Antonio Carlos Jobim) into the mainstream of American listening during the 50's and 60's.

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