The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd

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The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
Studio album by Charlie Byrd
Released 1960
Recorded 1960
Washington, D.C.
Genre Jazz
Length 45:49
Label Offbeat
OLP 3007
Riverside
RLP 451
Charlie Byrd chronology
Mr. Guitar
(1960)
The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd
(1959)
Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard
(1960)

The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label in 1963.[1]The album was first released on the Washington Records Offbeat imprint as Charlie's Choice: Jazz at the Showboat, Vol. 4 but only received limited distribution prior to Byrd signing with Riverside.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The melodic music is pleasing (if not too substantial), predictable and reasonably enjoyable".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 1:57
  2. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 2:53
  3. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 3:47
  4. "Nuages" (Django Reinhardt) - 3:04
  5. "Ev'rything I've Got" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 2:22
  6. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 2:45
  7. "Django" (John Lewis) - 3:25
  8. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 1:49
  9. "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional) - 5:30
  10. "Ring Them Harmonics" (Keter Betts) - 3:51
  11. "Taboo" (Margarita Lecuona, Bob Russell) - 9:45
  12. "To Ginny" (Charlie Byrd) - 5:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 30, 2012
  2. ^ Washington Records discography accessed October 30, 2012
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 30, 2012