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Charlie Byrd

Charlie Lee Byrd was an American jazz guitarist. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova. In 1962, he collaborated with Stan Getz on the album Jazz Samba, a recording which brought bossa nova into the mainstream of North American music.

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A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can.
Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.
And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs. — © Charlie Byrd
And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs.
That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs.
The guitar chose me.
We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song.
A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.
A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can
And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs
I had been to São Paulo the year before and became pretty well acquainted with the music of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, I had already started playing that music, and the audience response had been pretty good because those songs are so melodic. I knew it would be something that would be appealing; I wasn't thinking that it would make the top of the pop charts or anything like that.
The guitar is a means of expressing music, When you get into the emotional side of it, then it's not the guitar that matters so much as the music itself. But the guitar is the vehicle I use. It's how I express myself. As for the emotional side, music takes up where language leaves off. To try and verbalize what music says, emotionally and spiritually, is futile. Let me put it this way, Louis Armstrong once said if you've got to ask, you'll never know.
Usually, no one quite knew where Django Reinhardt was going to be, but I met his brother and about an hour later in walks Django with an entourage of friends. He always traveled with a large group-carried his own admirers with him, the most sinister-looking bunch of hoodlums you've ever seen. I walked up and offered to buy him a drink. That seemed to be the right thing to do... he was the first really brilliant solo guitarist I ever became aware of, I had records of his when I was 10 years old. It just blew my mind that anyone could play a guitar like that. Still does.
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