Donald Byrd: “Mustang!” (1966) Blue Note

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Holy grail pause, back to good stuff in the more affordable bracket. Selection 1: I’m so excited by You Selection 2: On The Trail Artists Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto sax) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Walter … Continue reading

At Newport 1957: Byrd, Gryce, Taylor – Verve/JP ’80’s

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Cecil Taylor Selection: Nona’s Blues (Taylor)  Jazz Lab Introductions: Willis Conover Byrd Gryce Jazz Lab Selection: Love for Sale (Cole Porter) Music Live at Newport 1957, a continuation of the post previously including the young Bill Evans and Eddie Costa, moves … Continue reading

Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe Vol 1 (1960) Blue Note

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Selection: My Girl Shirl Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams(bars) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (d) recorded live at the “Half Note”, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960 Music The introduction here is credited to singer Ruth Mason, … Continue reading

New Donald Byrd Quintet – Byrd in Paris (1958) Brunswick

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Selection: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Donald Byrd (t) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) Bobby Jaspar (ts, fl) Walter Davis Junior (p) recorded l`Olympia Paris,  22 October, 1958 Feb 1958: “A 7,600 pound Mark 15 hydrogen bomb is lost in waters off Savannah, Georgia”. That is so Bob … Continue reading

Phil Woods The Young Bloods (1956) Esquire

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Selection 1: Lover Man (Ramirez Davies Sherman) Selection 2: House of Chan Artists Phil Woods (as) Donald Byrd (t)  Al Haig (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Charlie Persip (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 2, 1956 (Despite the presence … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Catwalk (1961) Blue Note

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Donald Byrd RIP.  Byrd’s nephew has reported his uncle Donald Byrd’s death, though it has yet to be confirmed.  Byrd was said to have died earlier this week, on Monday 4th February, 2013, at the age of 80, at his home in Delaware. He joins … Continue reading

Donald Byrd Byrd’s Word (1955) Savoy

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Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors –  without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Byrds Eye View” (1955)

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Track Selection: Doug’s Blues ( long – 12:00) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Joe Gordon (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955 Music One of  Byrd’s first albums as … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Blackjack” (1967)

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Track Selection: Eldorado Artists: Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (as) Hank Mobley (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Walter Booker (b) Billy Higgins (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 9, 1967 Music: The last of Byrd’s hard bop albums, before … Continue reading

Phil Woods Septet “Pairing Off” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: Cool Aid (Woods) Artists Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham (tp) Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956 Note the Prestige discography attributes … Continue reading

Art Farmer Donald Byrd “Two Trumpets” (1956)

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Track Selection: The Third (7:27) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Art Farmer (tp, flh) Jackie McLean (as) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956 Music PRLP 7062 as its better known … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Blues in Trinity” (1958)

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Track Selection: “‘Round about Midnight” > Artists Dizzy Reece (tp) Donald Byrd (tp) Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Lloyd Thompson (b) Art Taylor (d) ) Recorded at Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958  according to some discographies or in Paris, according … Continue reading

Blakey, Byrd and Coltrane on Bethlehem (“Art Blakey Big Band”1957)

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Track Selection: “Tippin’ ” (Donald Byrd) The Artists Bethlehem BCP 6027 Art Blakey (d) Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) Walter Bishop (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Recorded New York City, December 1957. Other tracks include Sahib Shihab (as) Al Cohn (ts)  Bill … Continue reading

Red Garland Quintet “All Mornin’ Long” (1957)

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Selected Track (long): They Cant Take That Away From Me (10:16)  > Originally released as Prestige 7130  Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) George Joyner (b) Art Taylor (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Royal Flush” (1961)

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Track selection: Donald Byrd “Requiem” (Herbie Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (bs) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 21, 1961 Music Notable as the recording debut of … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Free Form” (1961)

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Selected track: Donald Byrd “French Spice” > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1961 Music With the confidence of a half-dozen … Continue reading

Donald Byrd “Byrd in Hand” (1959)

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Selected track: “Here I am”  > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Charlie Rouse (ts) Pepper Adams (bars) Walter Davis Jr. (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Taylor (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1959 Music Two of my … Continue reading

Elmo Hope Sextet “Informal Jazz” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: “On it” Artists Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956 Music A typical Prestige “blowing session” as the title … Continue reading