Charlie Byrd – Jazz Recital 1957 U.S. Savoy LP


An original U.S. pressing of Jazz Recital, the debut LP by guitarist Charlie Byrd.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of Jazz Recital by Charlie Byrd.

About this copy: This copy of Jazz Recital is an original U.S. mono pressing on the Savoy label.

The cover is VG++, with faint general wear and a repaired 3″ seam split on the bottom edge.

The disc is VG+, with a few light scuffs.  The disc has been well cared for and has seen relatively little play.

Background: Released in 1957, Jazz Recital was the first LP by jazz/bossa nova guitarist Charlie Byrd. gave Jazz Recital a 3 star review:

Guitarist Charlie Byrd’s first record features him at age 31 playing his Spanish guitar in a style that was already recognizable. Most of the selections on this out-of-print LP showcase Byrd with bassist Al Lucas, drummer Bobby Donaldson and flutist Tommy Newsom performing lyrical versions of ballads. However “Chuck-a-Tuck” (which has Newsom on tenor) and “Homage to Charlie Christian” are major departures. On those two songs, Byrd switches to electric guitar and shows that he could play bebop with the best of his contemporaries.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Savoy
Catalog Number:
MG 12099
Year of Release: 1957
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in