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This single CD reissues two complete Charlie Byrd LPs (Latin Impressions and Charlie Byrd's Bossa Nova), some of which had been available previously on a 1970s two-fer. Byrd, the master of the acoustic guitar whose gentle and lyrical style perfectly fit bossa nova, is heard in prime form on 23 rather pretty numbers. There are six unaccompanied solos and many workouts with his quartet, which is sometimes augmented by four cellos, a French horn, trumpeter Hal Posey, vibraphonist Tommy Gwaltney, and/or extra percussionists. ...

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  1. O Pato (The Duck)
  2. Amor Flamengo
  3. Azul Tiple
  4. Canción Di Argentina
  5. Manha de Carnaval
  6. Homage a Villa-Lobos
  7. Bogota
  8. Mexican Song No. 2
  9. Mexican Song No. 1
  10. One Note Samba/Galopera
  11. Vals
  12. Galopera
  13. Outra Vez (Once More)
  14. Presente de Natal
  15. How Insensitive (Insensataez)
  16. Three Note Samba
  17. Samba de Minha Terra
  18. Limehouse Blues
  19. Saudade da Bahia
  20. Anna
  21. Socegadamente
  22. Chega de Saudade
  23. Canção de Ninar Para Carol
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