Places And Spaces (180g LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Blue Note 
Year: 2021 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
A2 Wind Parade
A3 Dominoes

B1 Places And Spaces
B2 You And The Music
B3 Night Whistler
B4 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

Originally released in 1975.

PERSONNEL:

Arranged By – Larry Mizell
Backing Vocals – Fonce Mizell, Kay Haith, Larry Mizell
Clavinet – Fonce Mizell
Congas – King Errison, Mayuto Correa
Drums – Harvey Mason
Bass – Chuck Rainey
Piano – Skip Scarborough, Larry Mizell
Flugelhorn, Vocals – Donald Byrd
Guitar – Craig McMullen, John Rowin
Percussion – Mayuto Correa
Producer – Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell
Tenor Saxophone – Tyree Glenn, Jr.
Trombone – George Bohannon
Trumpet – Donald Byrd, Fonce Mizell, Raymond Brown
Whistling – James Carter

"Places And Spaces" is the last of the electrifying jazz-funk LP releases from Donald Byrd during his DC period, when he was both teaching and, somehow, earning a law degree at Howard University--where he simultaneously organized a group of campus musicians to become the Blackbyrds. 

Byrd's adventures at Howard lasted just three or four years, but the mutual and lasting influence between Byrd and the local music scene are clear to see. Highbrow musicianship crossed with funk vibes gave us party music like Byrd's, and also helped create the space for the regional Spiritual Jazz movement and eventually the Go-Go sound. 

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