Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.
On Donald Byrd's Best, you'll find the aforementioned "Black Byrd," "Flight Time" (whose intro conjures up images of floating satellites), and "Steppin' Into Tomorrow," all of which received massive radio play. You also find his festive, super-charged R&B-charting single "Change (Makes You Wanna Hustle). Other highlights include "Sky High" and "Lansanas Priestess.
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This Donald Byrd discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Donald Byrd albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Donald Byrd singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.
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What are the best albums by Donald Byrd? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Funking Up My Life) CD Condition: Like New. Time left: 22m 18s. Ships to: Worldwide. Donald Byrd : The Young Bloods CD Condition: Very Good. Time left: 53m 5s. Pat Martino - Donald Byrd - Var. Jazz - JAZZ FOR WHEN YOU ARE ALONE 2-CD - New Condition: Brand New. Time left: 1h 27m.
It is the latter period, which this is the best of, taking tracks off his 1970 albums. it's microscopic if there is indeed any–improvisation.
Donald Byrd - Byrd's Word (Savoy MG 12032). Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums. NYC, September 29, 1955. Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (Blue Note BLP 4124). Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Donald Best, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Butch Warren, bass; Lex Humphries, drums; unidentified chorus, Coleridge Perkinson, director; Duke Pearson, arranger. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 12, 1963.
Album · 1992 · 12 Songs. The Essential: Donald Byrd. See All. Blacks and Blues. The Best of Ronnie Laws.