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Charlie Byrd (I) (1925–1999)

Jazz composer and guitarist, noted for using his fingers in the classical style, rather than a flat pick in the typical jazz style, to play his instrument. Inspired by the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt, he later studied classical guitar under the self-trained Spanish maestro Andrés Segovia. In the early 1960's he was among the first musicians... See full bio »

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Sneakers Soundtrack
Whatever Works Soundtrack
The Ice Storm Soundtrack


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 1970 Crisis on the Coast (Documentary short)
 1969 Estuarine Heritage (Documentary short)
 1967 While I Run This Race (Documentary short)
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