Riverside, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O’s Notes: Guitarist Charlie Byrd is a purist, shunning the merging of different music forms and preferring to play and feel the soul of each genre when performing. In the case of Byrd Song, he’s playing popular tunes like “My Favorite Things”, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and “Let’s Do It”. Each comes across with the spirit of the original yet freshened by his arrangements. This 1965 recording captures the brilliance of Charlie’s guitar playing more on the contemporary side.