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Donald Byrd - Wind Parade (1975)


And now to finish the week with some sweet jazz funk. Donald Byrd had well and truly broken the shackles of jazz in the early 1970s and by 1975 he had embraced the sounds of funk. 20 more words


Sam Rivers - Dimensions & Extensions (1986)

Sam Rivers: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute
James Spaulding: alto sax, flute
Julian Priester: trombone
Donald Byrd: trumpet
Cecil McBee: piano
Steve Ellington: drums

Precis… 10 more words

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Playlist of the Week (5/11/15)

Here’s the second installment in our playlist of the week series, hope you enjoy.

Snoop Dogg – Peaches N Cream

Snoop Dogg’s newest album Bush dropped today over here in the UK but the lead single Peaches ‘N Cream has been out for quite a while and I have to say, I… 570 more words


Blue Note 75 for 75: Dizzy Reece's Blues In Trinity (1958)

Our sixtieth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is hands-down one of my all-time favorite jazz albums: Dizzy Reece’s Blues In Trinity. Dig that fat title track: 409 more words


On this day in jazz (September 01)

On this day in 1957, pianist Sonny Clark recorded Sonny’s Crib at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. John Coltrane tenor sax, Donald Byrd played trumpet, Curtis Fuller was on trombone, and the rhythm section was rounded out by… 121 more words


Herbie Hancock - You Bet Your Love (Columbia)

Herbie Hancock, who first got himself in the circuit along with Donald Byrd before joining the Miles Davis Quintet, has never ceased redefining music, and more specifically his own discipline, as far as a Jazz rhythm section is concerned… 121 more words