Personnel: Laurindo Almeida, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Charlie Byrd (guitar), Larry Grenadier (bass), Michael Shapiro (drums).
Personnel: Laurindo Almeida (guitar); Carlos Barbosa-Lima , Charlie Byrd (guitar); Michael Shapiro (drums).
Audio Remixer: Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Mark Holston.
Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA (05/1989).
Unknown Contributor Role: Nick Phillips.
Arrangers: Laurindo Almeida; Carlos Barbosa-Lima ; Charlie Byrd.
The great Brazilian guitarists Laurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd and Carlos Barbosa-Lima team up for a tightly arranged set that (even with a Jobim tune and an original apiece by Byrd and Almeida) is mostly comprised of Brazilian classical music. The guitarist's distinctive but complementary tones add a great deal of beauty to the quiet but often-complex music. Fans of the acoustic guitar will find this CD well worth acquiring. ~ Scott Yanow