Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros
Label: Concord Records
Charlie Byrd was one of the first American musicians to discover bossa nova; he even got Stan Getz, his favorite saxophonist, to record an album of the new Brazilian music with him. The duo's Jazz Samba became a sensation and bossa nova was launched around the world. This solo follow-up LP was one of Riverside jazz's biggest sellers and includes Byrd's beautiful reading of Jobim's "Insensatez," which was a (sadly) forgotten hit single for the guitarist.