Charlie Byrd For Louis
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- Released: April 25, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Concord Records
JazzTimes - 12/00, p.132"...It exhibits Byrd's love for great tunes....While he could play appropriately pretty...he could also swing and get lowdown..."
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FOR LOUIS is a tribute to the music and spirit of Louis Armstrong. It is also Charlie Byrd's last recorded work.
Personnel: Charlie Byrd (nylon-string guitar); Steve Wilson (saxophone); Joe Wilder (trumpet); Robert Redd (piano); Dennis Irwin (bass); Chuck Redd (drums).
Recorded at Clinton Studios, New York, New York on September 10 & 11, 1999.
Includes liner notes by Jim Ohlschmidt & John Burk.
Personnel: Charlie Byrd (guitar); Steve Wilson (saxophone); Joe Wilder (trumpet); Robert Redd (piano); Chuck Redd (drums).
Audio Mixers: Gregg Field; Seth Presant.
Liner Note Authors: Jim Ohlschmidt; John Burk.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/10/1999/09/11/1999).
Charlie Byrd's last studio recording, 2000's For Louis, finds the journeyman swing guitarist paying tribute to jazz trumpet legend Louis Armstrong. Backed by an all-star ensemble featuring saxophonist Steve Wilson, trumpeter Joe Wilder, pianist Robert Redd, bassist Dennis Irwin, and drummer Chuck Redd, Byrd dives into a bevy of songs strongly associated with Armstrong throughout his career. Included here are such tunes as "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "Hello, Dolly!," "Tin Roof Blues," "Struttin' with Some Barbecue," and more. ~ Matt Collar
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