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Real name: Byrd, Charles L.
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 to
popularize Brazil's soulful Bossa Nova sound in the United