Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:16 minutes | 1,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trumpeter Donald Byrd released this interesting and unusual album in 1965 featuring vocalists and a full horn section, building on the experimentation he began on this record's predecessor, A New Perspective. Byrd is supported here by a typically superb band, notably a young Herbie Hancock on piano. Also playing on these original tunes by Byrd are Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Freddie Roach on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Pianist Duke Pearson, while not appearing on the album, did produce half the songs (Byrd produced the other half) and served as arranger.
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:46 minutes | 1,8 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released in 1960, Byrd In Flight features performances by trumpeter Donald Byrd with Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums). Some tracks feature Reggie Workman instead of Doug Watkins on bass.
Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:16 minutes | 835 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trumpeter Donald Byrd released this interesting and unusual album in 1965 featuring vocalists and a full horn section, building on the experimentation he began on this record's predecessor, A New Perspective. Byrd is supported here by a typically superb band, notably a young Herbie Hancock on piano. Also playing on these original tunes by Byrd are Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Freddie Roach on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Pianist Duke Pearson, while not appearing on the album, did produce half the songs (Byrd produced the other half) and served as arranger.

Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 3, 2013
Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)

Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 01:21:38 | 187,78 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Funk, Soul | Label: Be Jazzy

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.
Donald Byrd -  Black Byrd (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:19 minutes | 1,54 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

Black Byrd is the pivotal 1973 masterpiece by jazz legend Donald Byrd. This monumental album presented Byrd’s acclaimed brand of fusion. Black Byrd is one of Blue Note’s bestselling albums of all time and highlights Byrd’s undeniable knack for sound. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. It features the thrilling self-titled single, which reached the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic} [repost]

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 606 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 100 Mb
© 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.
Grant Green & Donald Byrd - His Majesty King Funk/Up With Donald Byrd (1995)

Grant Green & Donald Byrd - His Majesty King Funk/Up With Donald Byrd (1995)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 440 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label ~ Verve Music Group
Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 480 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ EMI Records

Given the long period of time that Donald Byrd recorded for Blue Note (from the 1950s through the mid-'70s), it seems more than a little disingenuous to refer to the relatively brief period he spent with the Mizell Brothers as his producers, arrangers, and composers in the '70s as his best work. It is true that it was his most commercially viable period, and that many of the cuts he recorded with them ~ AllMusic
Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)

Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)
Jazz | EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 370 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records

Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years contains a selection of nine tracks from Donald Byrd's mid-'60s recordings, bypassing his funkier fusions of the late '60s and early '70s. These songs – including such numbers as "Slow Drag," "Jellyroll," "Mustang," "Blackjack" and "The Dude" – feature the trumpeter at his grittiest and funkiest. Fans of his early hard bop years will still find enough improvisation here to make it interesting, while latter-day fans will find enough grooves. It's a solid introduction to one of Byrd's most prolific periods.
Donald Byrd - Off ToThe Races (1958) {RVG Remastered 2006}

Donald Byrd - Off The Races (1958) {RVG Remastered 2006}
Jazz | EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records

Over the course of the past couple months, Donald Byrd has slowly supplanted Freddie Hubbard as my favorite trumpet player. Byrd has such a great combination of lyricism and a full, rich tone and it's shown off to great effect on Off to the Races, Byrd's first date as a leader on Blue Note (although he had led sessions on other labels prior to this). ~ Amazon