Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 271 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Elektra [Japan] | Catalog Number: 8122-79590

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & 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.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors & Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:13 Min | 292,18 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007-07-17 (1982)

A definite soul based session for Donald Byrd – and that's saying a lot here, because his previous decade's worth of work had all had some sort of R&B focus. The main force behind the set here is Isaac Hayes – who's producing, arranging, and playing most of the keyboards on the album. Oddly, Ike's not singing at all – and vocals are instead handled by Rose Williams, Diane Davis, Pat Lewis, and Myra Walker – plus the Hot Buttered Soul group on backing vocals.
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 - Blackjack (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:53 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blackjack was originally released in 1967 and features performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins. It was produced by Alfred Lion and recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960/2015) [24-bit/192kHz]

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.1 & 2 (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:16 minutes | 3,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

At the Half Note Cafe is a live album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1960 at the Half Note in Manhattan and released on the Blue Note label originally as two single LP issues (BLP 4060 and BLP 4061). he Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This was a hot quintet, one that not only swung hard, but possessed a deep lyricism and an astonishing sense of timing, and one need only this set by them to feel the full measure of their worth".
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 - Blackjack (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:53 minutes | 805 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blackjack was originally released in 1967 and features performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins. It was produced by Alfred Lion and recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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 - A New Perspective (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:51 minutes | 1,75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A New Perspective was released in 1963 on Blue Note Records. Considered to be one of the best and most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Byrd himself said about the album, "I mean this album seriously. Because of my own background, I've always wanted to write an entire album of spiritual-like pieces. The most accurate way I can describe what we were all trying to do is that this is a modern hymnal. In an earlier period, the New Orleans jazzmen would often play religious music for exactly what it was - but with their own jazz textures and techniques added. Now, as modern jazzmen, we're also approaching this tradition with respect and great pleasure".