A collection of 13 studio albums by highly acclaimed Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals.
Tasteful, low-key, and ingratiatingly melodic, Charlie Byrd had two notable accomplishments to his credit applying acoustic classical guitar techniques to jazz and popular music and helping to introduce Brazilian music to mass North American audiences.
2008's Jazz For Peanuts is the brainchild of five-time Grammy nominated musician, composer and arranger David Benoit, ,who has been composing music for Peanuts TV specials for over 15 years Features Vince Guaraldi's 'Linus & Lucy', which has become popularly known as the Peanuts franchise theme. Most of the tracks from various Peanuts specials were re-recorded by Benoit while a few, most notably 'Linus and Lucy', were remastered from the original tapes. Featuring: David Benoit, Dave Brubeck, Taylor Eigsti, Kenny G, Vince Guaraldi, Dave Grusin, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Scott.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. This Timeless CD is a bit unusual in that guitarist Charlie Byrd sings the first six numbers; it is only the second time in his career he has taken vocals on record. His singing is simple and generally effective if not too memorable. The final 11 numbers are instrumentals (odd programming) and also surprising in that the emphasis is on standards, often from the swing era; there is only one Brazilian song (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "So Danca Samba"). Byrd (in a trio with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd) is in generally fine form overall although it is doubtful that he will get too many requests to feature his singing in the future.
Learn five James Taylor tracks note for note with Lee Hodgson This superb DVD will teach you five fingerpicked acoustic classics from one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 70s. Tracks include; Fire And Rain, You've Got A Friend ,Carolina On My Mind, You Can Close Your Eyes, Sweet Baby James. Lee Hodgson is a versatile studio musician and vastly experienced stage performer. He is also a regularly featured columnist and transcriber for both Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazine.
Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Charlie Rouse? Wasn't he the one that played with Theloniious Monk ? Well, yes. And certainly there's an argument that his recordings with Monk are his best work - probably the combination of intriguing compositions with the opportunity to work them over and over to find something new and equally satisfying in the each time - but Rouse was also a leader in his own right. Take, for example, his work with Julius Watkins (french horn) in Les Jazz Modes, the "Takin' Care of Business" album (issued on CD by OJC) and as co-leader of Sphere (not the Monk-tribute band it seems to have gone down in history as being).