Two older Concord albums from guitarist Charlie Byrd – back to back in a single set! First up is Sugarloaf Suite – a trio date that features Byrd's wonderful acoustic guitar, playing lots of Brazilian-tinged sounds – with help from Joe Byrd on bass and Wayne Phillips on drums! Titles include "Favela", "Triste", "Primeira Palavra", "Saudade De Bahia", and "Meninas Brincando". Next up is Brazilville – a record that adds in some sweet alto sax, courtesy of Bud Shank
– played with all the great bossa tones that Bud
brought to older work with guitarists like Laurindo Almeida
and Joe Pass! The album's got a relatively spare setting – Shank
on alto, Byrd on guitar, Joe Byrd on bass, and Charles Redd on drums – and titles include "Zingaro", "Speak Low", "Brazilville", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", and "Saquarema".