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Mr. Guitar


Download links and information about Mr. Guitar by Charlie Byrd. This album was released in 1962 and it belongs to Jazz, Latin genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:04 minutes.

Artist: Charlie Byrd
Release date: 1962
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:04
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No. Title Length
1. Blues for Felix 2:56
2. Gypsy In My Soul 2:53
3. In a Mellow Tone (Instrumental) 3:11
4. Prelude to a Kiss 4:41
5. Travelin' On 2:31
6. Play Fiddle Play 3:33
7. Funky Flamenco 2:47
8. My One and Only 2:40
9. Mama, I'll Be Home Someday 3:10
10. How Long Has This Been Going On? 3:40
11. Who Cares? 2:11
12. Lay the Lily Low 5:51



A delightful trio outing with an adroit and light feel, also featuring Keter Betts on bass and Bertell Knox on drums. Byrd's playing combines jazz swing with influences from both Spanish guitar and classical music on a session comprised of both Byrd originals and covers, usually of Gershwin and Ellington tunes. Betts and Knox are both nimble players who flesh out Byrd's arrangements without encumbering them, Knox exhibiting a deft touch on the snares in particular. Byrd swings pretty hard on numbers like "Gypsy in My Soul," and gets more into the Spanish sound on the original "Funky Flamenco"; there is one chance for the musicians to stretch out into more space, on the six-minute "Lay the Lily Low." It sounds like this album was a substantial influence upon the noted eclectic British folk guitarist Davy Graham, whose debut LP from the early '60s, Guitar Player, has arrangements that are similar to much of what's on Mr. Guitar.