Byrd, Charlie

Concord, 2005CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 11.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Byrd took the stage at the 26th Concord Jazz Festival surrounded by an experienced cast of musicians. The melodies are shared between Charlie’s guitar, Ken Peplowski (cl) and Hendrik Muerkens (harmonica). Jobim’s classics have a soft sunset sound that warms the soul, especially on “Desafinado”. Alan Farnham plays piano including a relaxed solo on “Once I Loved”. Charlie leads the band like an old pro allowing the music to speak making this session good.