现在只要提到Bossa Nova就会马上联想到爵士萨克斯风手Sten Gatz；提到Sten Gatz又会联想到与巴西乐手Joao Gilberto在1963录制的「Getz/ Gilberto」这张Bossa Nova史上最经典的专辑。
其实，在前一年Sten Gatz就发行了他与吉它手Charlie Byrd一起掛名的第一张Bossa Nova专辑「Jazz Samba」并大受欢迎，在Billboard停留70週之久。Sten Gatz和Charlie Byrd是将原産於巴西的Bossa Nova曲风引进美国很重要的推手，所以别忽略了Charlie Byrd在Bossa Nova的贡献，另一方面，他的吉它演奏也相当精彩。如在「The Bossa Nova Years」这张专辑裏，Charlie Byrd带领他的三重奏乐团(吉它、贝斯、鼓)演奏九首Bossa Nova作曲家Antonio Carlos Jobim耳熟能详的名曲，包括: The Girl from Ipanema、Wave、Corcovado等。
专辑英文名: The Bossa Nova Years
歌手: Charlie Byrd
Charlie Byrd Trio (with Ken Peplowski) - Bossa Nova Years
24-bit/96kHz SACD Analog Rip | XLD Cue + Log (CD) | Full HQ CD Artwork | Dual Layer SACD
1.13 GB (RAR 5% Recovery) | FLAC | Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova | 1991
Concord Picante ~ SACD-1007-6 (2003)
The guitarist who—along with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz—brought bossa nova to the U.S. in the ‘60s, breathes new life into the feel-good, balmy, breezy music genre with The Bossa Nova Years, one of Charlie Byrd’s most popular Concord recordings. All of your Brazilian favorites—from “Corcovado” to “The Girl from Ipanema,” to “Wave”—are performed with passion and expertise by the master of bossa nova. Add to Byrd’s inimitable guitar artistry the simpatico, silky smooth clarinet and tenor saxophone of Ken Peplowski along with an extraordinarily cohesive rhythm section, and it’s no wonder that this recording instantly became a Charlie Byrd classic.
editor rating 4 Stars
release date August 30, 1991
genre Jazz International
styles Bop Bossa Nova Brazilian Jazz Brazilian Traditions World Fusion
by Scott Yanow
Guitarist Charlie Byrd revisits a variety of bossa nova songs, including nine by Antonio Carlos Jobim on this pleasing and accessible set. What makes this CD stand out from his many similar dates is that Ken Peplowski's clarinet and tenor are well featured, adding variety to the music and a lead voice for Byrd to play off of. Otherwise the music is predictably excellent, with such classics as "One Note Samba," "Corcovado," "Dindi," "O Pato," and "The Girl from Ipanema" receiving very favorable treatment.
[-] by Richard S. Ginell
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. Born into a musical family, Byrd experienced his first brush with greatness while a teenager in France during World War II, playing with his idol Django Reinhardt. After some postwar gigs with Sol Yaged, Joe Marsala and Freddie Slack, Byrd temporarily abandoned jazz to study classical guitar with Sophocles Papas in 1950 and Andrés Segovia in 1954. However he re-emerged later in the decade gigging around the Washington D.C. area in jazz settings, often splitting his sets into distinct jazz and classical segments. He started recording for Savoy as a leader in 1957, and also recorded with the Woody Herman Band in 1958-59. A tour of South America under the aegis of the U.S. State Department in 1961, proved to be a revelation, for it was in Brazil that Byrd discovered the emerging bossa nova movement. Once back in D.C., he played some bossa nova tapes to Stan Getz, who then convinced Verve's Creed Taylor to record an album of Brazilian music with himself and Byrd. That album, Jazz Samba, became a pop hit in 1962 on the strength of the single "Desafinado" and launched the bossa nova wave in North America. Thanks to the bossa nova, several albums for Riverside followed, including the defining Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros, and he was able to land a major contract with Columbia, though the records from that association often consisted of watered-down easy listening pop. In 1973, he formed the group Great Guitars with Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel and also that year, wrote an instruction manual for the guitar that has become widely used. From 1974 onward, Byrd recorded for the Concord Jazz label in a variety of settings, including sessions with Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank. He died December 2, 1999 after a long bout with cancer.
Produced by John Burk and Nick Philips
Executive Producers : Herbert Waltl
SACD 5.1 Mix Engineer : Phil Edwards
Mixed and Mastered at Media Hyperium Studios
DSD Engineer : Ted White
Mastering Engineer : Graemme Brown
Charlie Lee Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova. In 1962, Byrd collaborated with Stan Getz on the album Jazz Samba, a recording which brought bossa nova into the mainstream of North American music.
02. One Note Samba
06. O Pato
07. Girl from Ipanema
08. Samba de Orfeu
09. How Insensitive
11. Pra Dizer Adeus
12. O Nosso Amor