Stepping Into Tomorrow (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Blue Note 
Year: 2000 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Stepping Into Tomorrow 
2 Design A Nation 
3 We're Together 
4 Think Twice 
5 Makin' It 
6 Rock And Roll Again 
7 You Are The World 
8 I Love The Girl 

Originally released in 1974 

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Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet – Gary Bartz 
Backing Vocals – Freddie Perren, Kay Haith, Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell, Lorraine  Kenner, Margie Evans, Stephanie Spruill 
Bass – Chuck Rainey 
Bata, Harmonica – Harvey Mason 
Clavinet, Trumpet – Fonce Mizell 
Congas – Mayuto Correa 
Drums – Harvey Mason 
Guitar – David T. Walker, John Rowin, Rhonghea Southern 
Percussion – Stuff 'N Ramjet 
Piano, Organ – Jerry Peters 
Producer – Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell 
Synthesizer, Electric Piano – Larry Mizell 
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals – Donald Byrd 
Whistler – James Carter 

One of four incredible albums recorded by the legendary trumpeter and composer during his mid-70s "Black Byrd" period, which coincided with his tenure as both a music professor and law student (!) at DC's Howard University. 

Byrd not only clearly soaked up the vibes of the local jazz and funk scenes in that brief time, but just as certainly left an indelible mark on those scenes. Beyond masterminding the group of Howard music students who would become known around the world as The Blackbyrds, Byrd's fusion of jazz, funk, and disco most certainly helped give birth to DC's "official" music, Go-Go. 

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