To a great many people, the name of Charlie Byrd and the updated samba beat known as bossa nova will always be intertwined. The guitarist did play a most important role in the introduction into this country of the compelling Brazilian rhythm-first on that major hit with Stan Getz and then on his own Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros. But before, during, and after the craze, Byrd was capable of much more-a remarkable impoviser and a richly versatile in-person performer. This 1963 "live" session at a celebrated New York club, the Village Gate, offers a little South American flavor and a lot of other jazz elements, including the guest appearance of trumpet great Clark Terry.
Charlie Byrd, guitar
Keter Betts, bass
Bill Reichenbach, drums
Clark Terry, trumpet
Seldon Powell, tenor saxophone
1. Shiny Stockings
2. More (theme from Mondo Cane)
3. Blues For Night People
4. Butter and Egg Man
5. Ela Me Deixou
7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
8. Some Other Spring
9. Where Are The Hebrew Children?
Recorded live at The Village Gate, May 9 & 10, 1963.