Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd

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Places And Spaces
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Cristo Redentor
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Dominoes
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Duke's Mixture [Rudy Van Gelder Edition/2006 Digital Remaster]
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Flight-Time

Albums

  • Our Favorites

    May 2021 • 41 songs

  • Fuck Love

    Mar 2021 • 1 song

  • Smile Now Cry Later

    Feb 2021 • 1 song

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Donald Byrd

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Donald Byrd was considered one of the finest hard bop trumpeters of the post-Clifford Brown era. He recorded prolifically as both a leader and sideman from the mid-'50s into the mid-'60s, most often for Blue Note, where he established a reputation as a solid stylist with a clean tone, clear articulation, and a knack for melodicism. Toward the end of the '60s, Byrd became fascinated with Miles Davis' move into fusion, and started recording his own forays into the field. In the early '70s, with the help of brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell, Byrd perfected a bright, breezy, commerc...
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