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Charlie Byrd

g, 1925-1999 US, Suffolk, Virginia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Charles Lee Byrd

American jazz guitarist best known for his take on Brazilian music, especially the Bossa Nova genre. Born : September 16, 1925 in Suffolk, Virginia. Died : December 02, 1999 in Annapolis, Maryland. Byrd played a classical guitar with nylon strings using "fingerstyle".

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Desafinado on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
O Pato on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Samba Triste - uChill Remix on Lofi for sleeping by Various Artists
Samba De Uma Nota So on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Samba Triste on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Samba Dees Days on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
The Girl from Ipanema on Brazilian Byrd by Charlie Byrd
The Girl From Ipanema on Girl From Ipanema by Charlie Byrd
E Luxo So on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Bahia on Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jazz BrasilStan Getz, Charlie Byrd, João Gilberto2018Compil.
Sixties Byrd: Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great HitsCharlie Byrd2017Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsCharlie Byrd2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsCharlie Byrd2014Compil.
The Original Bossa NovaCharlie Byrd2013Compil.
Charlie ByrdCharlie Byrd2013Compil.
Moonlight In VermontCharlie Byrd2013Single
Jazz Samba + Jazz Samba Encore!Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd / Luiz Bonfá2012Compil.
Latin Impressions + Bossa Nova Pelos PassarosCharlie Byrd2012Compil.
Brazilian Byrd / Hollywood ByrdCharlie Byrd2012Compil.
Byrd In The Wind / Blues For Night PeopleCharlie Byrd2010Compil.
Homage To JobimCharlie Byrd2005Album
Byrd & BrazilCharlie Byrd2004Compil.
Brazil & BeyondLaurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd2003Compil.
Byrd SongCharlie Byrd2003Album
Charlie Byrd Plays JobimCharlie Byrd2002Compil.
Great Guitars LiveCharlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis2001Album
Blues SonataCharlie Byrd2001Album
The Best Of The Concord YearsCharlie Byrd2000Compil.
For LouisCharlie Byrd2000Album
Charlie Byrd-LoreCharlie Byrd2000Compil.
My Inspiration (Music Of Brazil)Charlie Byrd1999Album
Jazz Samba 1963Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd1999Album
Classical ByrdCharlie Byrd1997Compil.
The Return of The Great GuitarsCharlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe With Special Guest Larry Coryell1996Album
PartyStan Getz / Charlie Byrd1996Single
Midnight GuitarLaurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd1996Compil.
Latin ByrdCharlie Byrd1996Compil.
BrasileiroStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Luiz Bonfá, Charlie Byrd, Barry Galbraith, Durval Ferreira, Howard Collins, Sérgio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim1995Compil.
Moments Like ThisCharlie Byrd1994Album
AquarelleCharlie Byrd, The Washington Guitar Quintet1994Album
Jazz Samba - Bossa Nova Vol. 2Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd1993Single
The Girl From IpanemaStan Getz, João Gilberto & Astrud Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Baden Powell, Charlie Byrd1992Compil.
Bossa Nova Guitarra JubileuBaden Powell & Charlie Byrd, João Gilberto1992Compil.
Bossa Nova On GuitarCharlie Byrd1992Compil.
The Washington Guitar QuintetCharlie Byrd1992Album
The Girl From Ipanema / DesafinadoAstrud Gilberto / Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd1990Single
First FlightCharlie Byrd1990Compil.
1961-1962Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims, Les McCann1990Compil.
Music Of The Brazilian MastersLaurindo Almeida, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Charlie Byrd1989Album
TangoLaurindo Almeida / Charlie Byrd1985Album
Latin OdysseyLaurindo Almeida · Charlie Byrd1983Album
Great Guitars At Charlie's GeorgetownThe Great Guitars - Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis1983Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 65Charlie Byrd / René Thomas / Mickey Baker1982Compil.
The Charlie Byrd Christmas AlbumCharlie Byrd1982Album
Brazilian SoulLaurindo Almeida - Charlie Byrd1981Album
Great Guitars At The WineryThe Great Guitars / Charlie Byrd · Barney Kessel · Herb Ellis1980Album
Sugarloaf SuiteCharlie Byrd1980Album
BluebyrdCharlie Byrd1979Album
The Guitar CollectionCharlie Byrd1978Compil.
In Greenwich VillageCharlie Byrd1978Compil.
Byrd In The Hand: Charlie Byrd's Great Recordings 1973-75Charlie Byrd1978Compil.
Direct Disc RecordingCharlie Byrd1977Album
Swings DowntownCharlie Byrd1976Album
Volume IIWoody Herman ,Guest Artists Charlie Byrd, Tito Puente1976Album
I Write The SongsCharlie Byrd1976Single
Great GuitarsThe Great Guitars / Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis1976Album
Top HatCharlie Byrd Featuring Nat Adderley1975Album
Great GuitarsThe Great Guitars - Charlie Byrd / Barney Kessel / Herb Ellis1975Album
TambuCal Tjader And Charlie Byrd1974Album
Byrd By The SeaCharlie Byrd1974Album
Onda Nueva / The New WaveCharlie Byrd / Aldemaro Romero1974Album
Latin ByrdCharlie Byrd1973Compil.
Crystal SilenceCharlie Byrd1973Album
The World Of Charlie ByrdCharlie Byrd1973Compil.
For All We KnowCharlie Byrd1971Album
The Stroke Of GeniusCharlie Byrd1971Album
For All We Know Promo SamplerCharlie Byrd1971Single
The Look Of LoveCharlie Byrd1970Compil.
The Look Of Love / Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)Charlie Byrd1970Single
Guitar Music And Songs Of Merrie Olde EnglandCharlie Byrd - Richard Levitt1970Album
Let It BeCharlie Byrd1970Album
I'll Walk With The Rain / I'll Never Fall In Love AgainCharlie Byrd1970Single
Wichita LinemanCharlie Byrd1969Single
While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Where's The Playground SusieCharlie Byrd1969Single
Byrd Man With StringsCharlie Byrd1969Compil.
AquariusCharlie Byrd1969Album
Charlie ByrdCharlie Byrd1969Single
Charlie Byrd Plays The Greatest Hits Of The 60'sCharlie Byrd1969Compil.
Hit TripCharlie Byrd1968Album
Sketches Of Brazil - Music Of Villa-LobosCharlie Byrd, Heitor Villa-Lobos1968Album
Delicately "The Stroke Of Genius"Charlie Byrd1968Album
The Great ByrdCharlie Byrd1968Album
Lullaby From "Rosemary's Baby"/Happy TogetherCharlie Byrd1968Single
Solo FlightCharlie Byrd1967Album
Hollywood ByrdCharlie Byrd1967Album
Theme From "The Caper Of The Golden Bulls" / Zona SulCharlie Byrd1967Single
The Empty Streets / Far Off, Close ByCharlie Byrd & Willis Conover1967Single
More Brazilian ByrdCharlie Byrd1967Album
Christmas Carols For Solo GuitarCharlie Byrd1966Album
The Touch Of Gold (Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits)Charlie Byrd1966Album
Brazilian ByrdCharlie Byrd1966Album
Baby LoveCharlie Byrd1966Single
ByrdlandCharlie Byrd1966Album
Work SongCharlie Byrd1966Single
DreamsvilleCharlie Byrd1966Album
Guitar/GuitarHerb Ellis - Charlie Byrd1965Album
Happening - Prayers For NowMalcolm Boyd Accompaniment By Charlie Byrd1965Album
Are You Running With Me, Jesus?Malcolm Boyd Accompaniment By Charlie Byrd1965Album
Jazz Samba Incl. DesafinadoStan Getz & Charlie Byrd1964Single
Desafinado / The Girl From IpanemaStan Getz / Charlie Byrd / João Gilberto1964Single
Byrd Song: Charlie Byrd With VoicesCharlie Byrd1964Album
In!Charlie Byrd1964Compil.
Meditation (Meditacao) / O Barquinho (Little Boat)Charlie Byrd With The Walter Raim Strings1963Single
Charlie Byrd's Bossa Nova Once More!Charlie Byrd1963Album
Bossa Nova Pelos PassarosCharlie Byrd1963Single
Meditation (Meditacao) / O Barquinho (Little Boat)Charlie Byrd And His Bossa Nova Music1963Single
Stars Fell On AlabamaCharlie Byrd1963Single
Bamba SambaCharlie Byrd With Woody Herman And His Orchestra1963Single
Jazz SambaStan Getz / Charlie Byrd1963Single
Desafinado - The Bossa Nova OriginalStan Getz & Charlie Byrd1962Single
Latin ImpressionsCharlie Byrd1962Album
Bossa NovaStan Getz - Charlie Byrd1962Single
Play Desafinado & One Note SambaStan Getz And Charlie Byrd1962Single
Jazz Samba Bossa NovaCharlie Byrd1962Single
Jazz SambaStan Getz / Charlie Byrd1962Album
Bossa Nova Pelos PassarosCharlie Byrd1962Album
Goya Guitar Folk FestivalOscar Brand, Jean Ritchie, George Britton, Tom Pasle, Casey Anderson, Charlie Byrd, Cynthia Gooding, Mike Hall1962Album
Songs Of Work And FreedomJoe Glazer, Charlie Byrd, Mike Seeger1961Album
Scherzo For An Old Shoe (Pts. 1 & 2)Charlie Byrd1961Single
At The Village VanguardCharlie Byrd1960Album
Everybody's Doin' The Bossa NovaCharlie Byrd, Mark Murphy, Art Mooney, Billy Mure, Ray Barretto1960Album
Lodovico Roncalli SuitesCharlie Byrd1960Album
Come And See The Peppermint TreeEvelyn D. Lohoefer, Charlie Byrd, Donald McKayle1960Album
Byrd In The Wind: Jazz At The Showboat Vol. IICharlie Byrd1959Album
Jazz At The ShowboatCharlie Byrd1959Album
Moody WoodyWoody Herman And His Orchestra With Charlie Byrd1958Album
An Anthology Of Guitar Music — The Sixteenth CenturyCharlie Byrd1958Album
Jazz RecitalCharlie Byrd1957Album
Blues For Night PeopleCharlie Byrd1957Album
Jazz Samba - Bossa Nova Vol. 3Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd1954Single
You Stepped Out Of A DreamCharlie ByrdSingle
Jazz GuitarKenny Burrell, Charlie Byrd, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, Grant GreenCompil.
The Byrd & The Herd !Charlie Byrd, Woody HermanAlbum
Guitar ShowcaseCharlie Byrd, Charlie Byrd TrioCompil.
In A Mellow ToneCharlie ByrdSingle
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen / Do You Hear What I HearCharlie ByrdSingle
MeditationCharlie ByrdSingle
Jazz Samba DesafinadoCharlie Byrd / Stan GetzSingle
Four O'Clock Funk / Jive At FiveCharlie ByrdSingle
Longing For Bahia (Saudade Da Bahia) / Softly (Socegadamente)Charlie ByrdSingle
Encores At The Maryland InnCharlie ByrdAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz 72Lou Bennett / George Benson / Charlie ByrdCompil.
Jazz MastersCharlie ByrdSingle
Guitar Mood DeluxeHarold Bradley / Charlie ByrdCompil.
2 Record Set Sampler! The Best of... RiversideHerbie Mann, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk & Charlie ByrdCompil.
It's Christmas Again, JesusMalcolm Boyd ,& Charlie ByrdSingle
Bossa Nova Best HitsCharlie ByrdCompil.
Wayfaring StrangerRichard Levitt, Charlie Byrd, Carl TuckerAlbum
The Sounds of Christmas Presented By SylvaniaAndré Kostelanetz And His Orchestra, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard P. Condie, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Charlie Byrd, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, E. Power Biggs, Ray Conniff And The SingersCompil.
The Duck (O Pato) / Samba De Uma Nota SoCharlie ByrdSingle
Music For Young LoversAlfred Newman, Skitch Henderson, Charlie Byrd, Ernie Heckscher, Don Costa, André Previn, Percy Faith, Norman Newell, André KostelanetzCompil.
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