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

Horace Silver: Sterling Silver (1956-63) Liberty UA 1979

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Selection 1: Senor Blues (alt. take) (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Mobley/ Byrd/ Watkins/ Hayes Selection 2: Tippin‘  (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Byrd/ Cook/ Taylor/ Hayes Artists Sterling Silver features various live and studio recordings from … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

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An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. More Americans in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel … 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

Sonny Rollins Vol 1 (1956) Blue Note/ Music Matters edition

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Selection: Decisions  (Music Matters edition) New rip corrected runtime: 7:58 +2 secs lead-in Artists Donald Byrd (t) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956 Music:  … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag (1959/60) Blue Note

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Artists Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959 Side 1 selection: Blues Inn (Mclean) Side 2: Blue Mitchell … 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

Garland Coltrane Byrd: Soul Junction (1957) Esquire

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Selection: Birks Works (Gillespie) A favourite Gillespie tune which haunts the corridors of bop along with A Night in Tunisia, given a good outing here by Byrd and Coltrane tearing through the changes. Artists Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) … Continue reading

The Jazz Messengers (1956) Columbia Six-Eye

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Track Selection : Infra-Rae (Mobley) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, April 5, 1956. Messengers Chronology (selected): Ritual (1957); Art Blakey Big Band (with Coltrane! 1957); Au Club St Germain, … 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

Herbie Hancock My Point of View (1963) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: King Cobra (Hancock) Track Selection 2: Tribute to Someone (Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Grachan Moncur III (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Grant Green (g) Chuck Israels (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … 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

Duke Pearson Wahoo (1964) Liberty/Blue Note

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Track Selection: Bedouin (STEREO) Bonus: listen to one, get to listen to another  one free: Amanda (STEREO) Request: Farewell Machelle: Artists Donald Byrd (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Joe Henderson (ts) Duke Pearson (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Horace Silver Six Pieces of Silver (1956) Blue Note – Lexington?

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Track Selection: Senor Blues Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956 Music For Crissake, what more do you want? Mobley, Byrd, … Continue reading

John Coltrane The Believer (1958) Prestige/SABA

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Track Selection: Nakatini Serenade (Massey) Artists Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes or Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10 and December 26, 1958 Music … Continue reading

John Coltrane Lush Life ( 1958) Esquire

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Track Selection: Lush Life (Strayhorn) Warning: long (13 minutes) profound, demands uninterrupted active listening. Artists: trio, quartet and quintet Lush Life: Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

George Wallington: New York Scene (1957) New Jazz/Esquire

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Note: posted previously as a Japanese modern re-issue. This new post is the original UK release by Esquire in 1957, with a new track selection Selection: ‘Dis Mornin’ (new) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Phil Woods (as) George Wallington (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d) … 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) Liberty

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Post updated January 2, 2018 Track Selection: Eldorado Artists: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 9, 1967 … Continue reading

George Wallington: New York Scene (1957) Wave Japan re.

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  Track Selection: In Salah (Mose Alison) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Phil Woods (as) George Wallington (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 1, 1957 George Wallington  is considered to be one of … 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

Hank Mobley “Mobley’s Message” (1956)

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Track Selection: Au Privave (Charlie Parker) guest Jackie McLean Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (as) on “Au Privave”,  Hank Mobley (ts) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956 … Continue reading

Oscar Pettiford: Self-titled Vol.2 (1955)

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Track Selection 1: Bohemia After Dark Track Selection 2 (short) : Oscalypso Artists Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gigi Gryce (as, cl) Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, fl) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, August 12, 1955 … Continue reading