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Jazz - Released August 9, 2013 | President Jazz Records

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1997 | Concord Records

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Jazz - Released August 6, 2018 | Bella Donna

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Pop/Rock - Released March 22, 1994 | Legacy - Columbia

The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 13 performances are often under three minutes, but the resulting music is strangely pleasing. Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos Jobim songs (including "Só Danço Samba," "Corcovado," "Dindi," and "The Girl from Ipanema") during this tasteful and melodic effort. Truly beautiful music. ~ Scott Yanow
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Blues - Released August 22, 2016 | Blues Experience

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1981 | Concord Records, Inc.

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2015 | Trunk Records

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Jazz - Released March 30, 2013 | JazzCloud

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1980 | Concord Records

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2000 | Fantasy Records

Mild, smooth trio date with Byrd playing light jazz, occasional Afro-Latin, and even a mock classical number, backed by bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Bertell Knox. This sometimes comes close to, but never becomes, mood music. The 2000 reissue approximately doubles the length of the original release with seven previously unissued tracks (none alternate versions) cut at the same live sessions. The extra material is stylistically consistent with the rest of the disc, encompassing pop ("The Way We Were"), classic jazz ("It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), Vivaldi's "Concerto in G," and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation." ~ Ron Wynn & Richie Unterberger
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World - Released January 24, 2012 | Balanço

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Ambient/New Age - Released January 1, 1982 | Concord Records

Charlie Byrd performs 14 Christmas songs on this set as quiet and generally introspective solo guitar recitals. The music is well played, as one would expect, but there is not much variety in mood; all of the renditions are under three minutes, and humor is absent in favor of reverence. Pleasant and sincere background music. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1996 | Concord Records

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Latin America - Released May 2, 2013 | White

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Jazz - Released January 15, 1968 | Columbia - Legacy

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Bossa Nova & Brazil - Released April 8, 2016 | Sector Records

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Pop - Released January 4, 2013 | Brazilian Classics

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2003 | Concord Records

Although Charlie Byrd recorded dozens of quality albums, the 1960s weren't one of his best decades. Although his guitar work was excellent, as always, it tended to get buried in awkward arrangements of the latest Beatles' songs. As a result, his music often sounded cheesy. It's a rare pleasure, then, to listen to Solo Flight, which was recorded for Riverside in 1965. With no distracting accompaniment, Byrd cuts to the musical chase and delivers 11 lovely, succinct guitar suites. He combines a smooth blend of chords and solo runs, much as Joe Pass would later do, on favorites like "Satin Doll" and "Easy Living," along with fun oddities like "House of the Rising Sun." Unlike Pass, Byrd approaches a song like "Am I Blue" in a fairly simple, straightforward manner, more interested in the melody than virtuosity. "You Took Advantage of Me," for instance, runs only a bit over three minutes, mostly because the guitarist has developed all the ideas he cared to develop within that time frame. Many fans of more progressive jazz will find this all a bit conservative, but Byrd fans happily note that his best work has a timeless quality. Solo Flight easily fits into that category. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
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Jazz - Released July 7, 2016 | Belle Wood

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Pop - Released July 31, 2018 | Marathon Media International