Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis formed an unsurpassed jazz guitar supergroup and billed themselves as the Great Guitars, recording half a dozen albums for the Concord label, beginning in 1975.
After Kessel was incapacitated by a stroke in 1992, he was replaced by Mundell Lowe and Larry Coryell on the final Great Guitars album. Most of the recordings were live, including their third release, Great Guitars at the Winery, which came out on vinyl in 1980. A CD release followed a decade later.
The Benny Goodman-Charlie Christian classic Air Mail Special comes from that album, with the MP3 taken from the vinyl release.
Air Mail Special
The Great Guitars at the Winery CD has been out of print for a while, but inexpensive used copies are easy to obtain. It's not available as a download, but a couple of other releases by the Great Guitars are.
Air Mail Special is included in this nine-minute medley from a Great Guitars concert. No date or venue for the performance is given.