Charlie Byrd

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Classically trained jazz guitarist who helped to popularize bossa nova in the U.S.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Jazz Recital
1957 Jazz Recital Savoy Jazz
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Blues for Night People
1957 Blues for Night People Savoy
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Byrd's Word
1958 Byrd's Word Original Jazz Classics
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Bamba-Samba Bossa Nova
1959 Bamba-Samba Bossa Nova Empire Music Group Inc.
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Wild Root
1959 Wild Root Tradition / Rykodisc
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Everybody's Doin' the Bossa Nova
1960 Everybody's Doin' the Bossa Nova Riverside Records
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Goin' to Kansas City
1960 Goin' to Kansas City Original Jazz Classics
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The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
1960 The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd Analogue Productions / Concord
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Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard
1961 Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard OJC / Riverside
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Latin Impressions
1962 Latin Impressions
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Jazz Samba
1962 Jazz Samba Verve
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Mr. Guitar
1962 Mr. Guitar Original Jazz Classics
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Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros
1963 Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros Decca / Original Jazz Classics
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Byrd at the Gate: Charlie Byrd Trio at the Villiage Gate
1963 Byrd at the Gate: Charlie Byrd Trio at the Villiage Gate Original Jazz Classics
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Once More! Bossa Nova
1963 Once More! Bossa Nova Riverside Records
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Travellin' Man
1965 Travellin' Man Columbia
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A Touch of Gold
1965 A Touch of Gold Columbia
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Brazilian Byrd
1965 Brazilian Byrd Legacy / Columbia
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Byrd Song
1965 Byrd Song Original Jazz Classics
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Solo Flight
1965 Solo Flight Original Jazz Classics
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Byrdland
1966 Byrdland
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Hollywood Byrd
1967 Hollywood Byrd Columbia / Legacy
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More Brazilian Byrd
1967 More Brazilian Byrd Columbia / Legacy
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Christmas Carols for Solo Guitar
1967 Christmas Carols for Solo Guitar Koch
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Sketches of Brazil: The Music of Villa-Lobos
1967 Sketches of Brazil: The Music of Villa-Lobos Columbia / Legacy
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Delicately
1968 Delicately Columbia
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Hit Trip
1968 Hit Trip
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The Great Byrd
1969 The Great Byrd Columbia
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Let It Be
1970 Let It Be Columbia
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For All We Know
1971 For All We Know Columbia
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The Stroke of Genius
1971 The Stroke of Genius Columbia
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Great Guitars
1974 Great Guitars Concord Jazz
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Onda Nueva: The New Wave
1974 Onda Nueva: The New Wave CBS Records
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Byrd by the Sea
1974 Byrd by the Sea Fantasy
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Top Hat
1975 Top Hat Fantasy
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Charlie Byrd Swings Downtown
1976 Charlie Byrd Swings Downtown Improv Media
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Blue Byrd
1978 Blue Byrd Concord Jazz / Universal
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Sugarloaf Suite
1979 Sugarloaf Suite Concord Jazz
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Great Guitars at the Winery
1980 Great Guitars at the Winery Concord Jazz
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Brazilian Soul
1980 Brazilian Soul Hi-Res
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Brazilville
1981 Brazilville Concord Jazz
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The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album
1982 The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album Concord Jazz
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Isn't It Romantic?
1984 Isn't It Romantic? Concord Jazz
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Tango
1985 Tango Concord
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Tango: Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd
1985 Tango: Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd Groove Note
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Byrd and Brass
1986 Byrd and Brass Concord Jazz / Concord
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It's a Wonderful World
1988 It's a Wonderful World Concord Jazz
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Music of the Brazilian Masters
1989 Music of the Brazilian Masters Concord Picante / Concord
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Charlie Byrd [Laserlight]
1990 Charlie Byrd [Laserlight] Laserlight
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The Bossa Nova Years
1991 The Bossa Nova Years Concord Jazz
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Tambu
1992 Tambu Fantasy
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The Washington Guitar Quintet
1992 The Washington Guitar Quintet Concord Jazz
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Music to Dine By
1993 Music to Dine By Leisure Audio
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Aquarelle
1993 Aquarelle Concord Jazz
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I've Got the World on a String
1994 I've Got the World on a String Timeless
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Moments Like This
1994 Moments Like This Concord Jazz / Concord
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Du Hot Club De Concord
1995 Du Hot Club De Concord Concord Jazz / Concord
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Great Guitars 2
1995 Great Guitars 2 Concord Jazz / Concord
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Live At Music Room
1996 Live At Music Room Valley Vue
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The Return of the Great Guitars
1996 The Return of the Great Guitars Concord Jazz / Concord / Universal
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Au Courant
1997 Au Courant Concord / Concord Jazz / Universal
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My Inspiration: Music of Brazil
1999 My Inspiration: Music of Brazil Concord Jazz
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For Louis
2000 For Louis Concord / Concord Jazz
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Byrd in the Wind
2002 Byrd in the Wind Original Jazz Classics
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Great Chefs, Great Music
2008 Great Chefs, Great Music CD Baby
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Let Go
Let Go Columbia
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Lodovico Roncalli Suites
Lodovico Roncalli Suites WASHINGTON
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Aquarius
Aquarius Columbia
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