Donald Byrd

With Strings (LHJ 10225)

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With Strings

Donald Byrd

Lone Hill Jazz


LHJ 113181

LHJ 10225



With Strings

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CD 8,22 €


Donald Byrd's only recording with strings - the complete album: "September Afternoon" (1957) + bonus album: The complete "Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill" (1956)

Donald Byrd and Clare Fischer's 1957 New York studio collaboration is important for it marks Fischer's first recording since 1953, as well as his debut as the sole arranger for an album. It is equally important for Donald Byrd, as it remains the only album that the trumpeter ever made with a string accompaniment. Also included on this outstanding release is a New York, May 7, 1956 quartet session "Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill", with Ray Santisi, Doug Watkins and Jimmy Zitano.

"September Afternoon":
1. Stardust, 2. Indian Summer, 3. I'm a Fool To Want You, 4. Someday My Prince Will Come, 5. Moon Mist, 6. I Get Along Without You Very Well, 7. The Touch Of Your Lips, 8. Lazy Afternoon, 9. Värmeland, 10. Love Is The Sweetest Thing, 11. September Afternoon, 12. Dearly Beloved. Recorded in New York, 1957.

+ BONUS ALBUM: "Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill": 13. Little Rock Getaway, 14. Polka Dots and Moonbeams, 15. If I Love Again, 16. Stella By Starlight, 17. People Will Say We're In Love, 18. What's New.
Recorded in New York, May 7, 1956.

TOTAL TIME: 70:15 mins.