Black Byrd (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Blue Note 
Year: 2014 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Flight Time 
2 Black Byrd 
3 Love's So Far Away 
4 Mr. Thomas 
5 Sky High 
6 Slop Jar Blues 
7 Where Are We Going? 

Originally released in 1973.

PERSONNEL: 

Bass – Chuck Rainey, Wilton Felder 
Drums – Harvey Mason 
Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals – Freddie Perren 
Flute, Saxophone – Roger Glenn 
Guitar – David T. Walker, Dean Parks 
Percussion – Bobbye Porter Hall, Stephanie Spruill 
Piano, Electric Piano – Joe Sample 
Vocals – Larry Mizell 
Trumpet, Vocals – Fonce Mizell 

Donald Byrd was one of the most consistent trumpeters to come out of the fertile Detroit jazz scene that emigrated to New York in the mid-'50s. Byrd possessed a beautiful, round, brassy tone often applied with intriguing ideas in intoxicating displays of exquisite jazz showmanship. 

This album captures Byrd at the outset of his DC period, while he was teaching (and studying law) at Howard University. In the time it took him to earn his degree, he also released four incredible LPs of pioneering jazz-funk, and organized The Blackbyrds band on Howard's campus--who themselves would go on to stardom in that genre. 

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