|Jimmy Stewart's Photo Gallery II|
|Northridge Auditorium||Cathy Coulter|
Three gentleman of
the guitar which include the great Charlie Byrd. " Howard Rumsey , jazz
entrepreneur and owner of 'Concerts by the Sea,' always wanted to hear me jam
with on classical guitar with Charlie Byrd. Howard called my home on a Saturday
afternoon and said to me, Jimmy bring your guitar and I'll have a microphone set
up for you on the stage.' I replied, Are you sure its all right with Charlie?'
He then said again in a subtle voice, Bring your guitar tonight, I want to hear
you two play together.' Charlie was one of the first to record a mix of
Blues-Jazz, Latin and Classical guitar music, along with Bossa Nova tunes with
the great saxman Stan Getz. I experienced playing with him that Saturday night
at 'Concerts by the Sea.' A duet sound that was unsurpassable."
The Evolution of Jazz Guitar, Jimmy Stewart