Charlie Byrd : Brazilian Byrd

Charlie Byrd : Brazilian Byrd


Charlie Byrd : Brazilian Byrd : Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Columbia 9137

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Corcovado
A2 - Jazz 'n' Samba (So Danco Samba)
A3 - That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
A4 - The Girl From Ipanema
A5 - Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)
A6 - Engano
B1 - Amor em Paz
B2 - Dindi
B3 - Cancao do Amor Demais
B4 - As Praias Desertas
B5 - Samba Torto
B6 - Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce)

Recorded in 1965

This Teo Macero production from 1965 finds the extraordinary acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd beautifully interpreting the timeless Brazilian jazz music of bossa nova giant Antonio Carlos Jobim with string, brass, and woodwind accompaniment tastefully arranged by Tommy Newsom. In addition to Jobim's well known material like "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Corcovado," the melodic and evocative 12-song set includes Byrd's sophisticated takes on the ethereal pieces "Dindi," "O Amor Em Paz" and "Someone to Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce)."

The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 12 performances may be overly concise (often under three minutes), but the resulting music is strangely pleasing. Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos Jobim songs during this tasteful and melodic effort. Truly beautiful music.

 This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.