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Charlie Byrd

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Charlie Byrd jammed with Django Reinhardt, recorded with Woody Herman, studied with the great Segovia, and with Stan Getz introduced the Brazilian bossa nova to international audiences. He then proceeded to form a super guitar trio with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis. His musical interests took in virtually every form in which the guitar found a prominent voice Charlie Byrd began playing the guitar at an early age under the guidance of his father. In his teens he was playing plectrum guitar with local groups in Virginia and Washington. At the Polytechnic Institute in Virginia, he played guitar with the school band

Album

Brazilian Horizons Vol. 2

Label: Milestone
Released: 1999

Album

Brazilian Horizons Vol. 2 (Brazil)

Label: BMG
Released: 2023

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Article: Interview

Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way

Read "Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Any young person who dreams of becoming a jazz musician surely imagines the romance of a bohemian life spent traveling the world, playing to appreciative audiences. But it is not an easy career path. It requires complete dedication and many years of study and practice. The economics are hardly enticing either. And life on the road, ...

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Article: Top Ten List

The Ten Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time

Read "The Ten Best  Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


As temperatures drop and days grow short, Winter is once again upon us. For those looking to listen to the sounds of the season without resorting to December's relentless slew of glossy, generic cash-grabs, jazz can be a breath of fresh, wintry air. You won't find (many) singers on this list, since most people already know ...

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News: Festival

Annapolis Hosts A Jazz And Roots Festival In Early November 2023

Annapolis Hosts A Jazz And Roots Festival In Early November 2023

Maryland's centuries old capital hosts a world of music in the second year of the Annapolis Jazz & Roots Festival. On two weekends from November 3rd, 2023, the historic port will come alive with music from many countries and cultures performed by international and regional artists. Some events require admission; others are free. They are held ...

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day 2023 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day 2023 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Record Store Day, which started in 2007, is a biannual event designed to promote independent record stores. Every Record Store Day drop features limited-edition vinyl releases in practically every genre of music. The releases, however, are offered on a limited basis, and they are available for one time only. As a result, collectors often wait in ...

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Article: Album Review

Eliane Elias: Quietude

Read "Quietude" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Brazilian-born pianist/vocalist and multi-Grammy-winning artist Eliane Elias returns to her musical roots on Quietude, her 31st album as leader and a follow up to her Grammy Award-winning album Mirror, Mirror (Candid Records, 2021), a duet with the late Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in New York, on this album Elias ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Byrd's birthday today! Charlie Byrd jammed with Django Reinhardt, recorded with Woody Herman, studied with the great Segovia, and with Stan Getz introduced the Brazilian bossa nova to international audiences. He then proceeded to form a super guitar trio with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis. His musical interests took in ...


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