The second Great Guitars
album features guitarists Charlie Byrd
, Barney Kessel
, and Herb Ellis
matching wits and generally inspiring each other throughout this studio set. The trio, along with bassist Joe Byrd
and drummer Wayne Philips, are heard together on four numbers (best are "Lover" and Ellis'
"Outer Drive"); Ellis
duet on "Makin' Whoopee"; Byrd
has two features to himself; and a medley combines together short versions of "Nuages" and "Goin' Out of My Head" with the typically exuberant "Flying Home." A fine all-around effort.