Byrd at the Gate

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Byrd at the Gate
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Live album by Charlie Byrd
Released 1963
Recorded May 9 & 10, 1963
The Village Gate, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 54:07
Label Riverside
RLP 467
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Charlie Byrd chronology
Byrd at the Gate
Byrd Song

Byrd at the Gate is a live album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded at The Village Gate in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

S. M. Haney of Allmusic states, "This is a listening pleasure to the first degree. Unlike any other, Charlie Byrd sincerely knows how to make his instrument speak, sending graceful chords and melodies to this attentive audience... Cheers to the Charlie Byrd Trio for a dynamic effort during this May 1963 gig. Applause, applause.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charlie Byrd except as indicated

  1. "Shiny Stockings" (Frank Foster) - 4:57
  2. "More" (Nino Oliviero, Riz Ortolani) - 2:53
  3. "Blues for Night People" - 7:07
  4. "Butter and Egg Man" (Percy Venable) - 3:40
  5. "Ela Me Deixou" - 3:34
  6. "Broadway" (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) - 4:42
  7. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (George Cory, Douglass Cross) - 2:59
  8. "Some Other Spring" (Arthur Herzog, Jr., Irene Kitchings) - 4:18
  9. "Where Are the Hebrew Children? (Traditional) - 8:20
  10. "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" (Cole Porter) - 4:26 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Jive at Five" (Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison) - 7:11 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 1, 2012
  2. ^ a b Haney, S. M. Allmusic Review accessed November 1, 2012