Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars

The Return of the Great Guitars

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The first recording by the Great Guitars in over a decade has a change in personnel. A serious stroke had ended Barney Kessel's career, but Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd were still very much active. Fellow veteran guitarist Mundell Lowe took Kessel's place, and as a wild card, on eight of the 13 selections the versatile Larry Coryell is heard on fourth guitar. With fine backup by bassist John Goldsby and drummer Tim Horner, the guitarists swing hard on a variety of bop and swing-oriented tunes including "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "A Smooth One," "The Lady in Red," and "Seven Come Eleven," in addition to some more recent originals.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:50 SpotifyAmazon
2 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:13 SpotifyAmazon
3 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
4 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 05:11 SpotifyAmazon
5 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
6 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
7 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:23 SpotifyAmazon
8 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
9 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:29 SpotifyAmazon
10 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:34 SpotifyAmazon
11 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
12 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:32 SpotifyAmazon
13 Charlie Byrd / Great Guitars feat: Herb Ellis / Mundell Lowe 04:44 SpotifyAmazon
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