Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.

— Charlie Byrd

The most undeniable Charlie Byrd quotes that will add value to your life

That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs.


And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs


We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song.


A musician has to find a way to make his music mean something special - spiritually or however you can


I had been to São Paulo the year before and became pretty well acquainted with the music of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, I had already started playing that music, and the audience response had been pretty good because those songs are so melodic. I knew it would be something that would be appealing; I wasn't thinking that it would make the top of the pop charts or anything like that.


A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.