Donald Byrd

Ethiopian Knights (602577596643)

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Ethiopian Knights

Donald Byrd

Blue Note

602577596643

LPS 157831

602577596643

JAZZ

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LP 18,17 €

• 4 stars all music guide

Sweet electric funk – in a very trippy style! Before Donald Byrd hooked up with Larry Mizell and started recording his smooth fusion grooves of the mid 70's, he recorded this gem – kind of a "lost" album that has Donald working in an open-ended electric sound – one that's clearly inspired by the experiments of Miles Davis, but which has a generally funkier feel overall! The tracks are very long – with lots of spiralling keyboard and trumpet solos – and the hip players on the set include Bobby Hutcherson, David T Walker, Wilton Felder, and Harold Land.

PERSONNEL:

  • EDWARD GREENE, drums
  • WILTON FELDER, bass
  • DAVID T. WALKER, DON PEAKE, GREG POREE, guitar
  • JOE SAMPLE, organ
  • WILLIAM HENDERSON III, piano
  • HAROLD LAND, tenor sax
  • THURMAN GREEN, trombone
  • DONALD BYRD, trumpet
  • BOBBY HUTCHERSON, vibes

Recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles on August 25 (#1-2) and August 26 (#3), 1971

TRACKS:

  • 01. The Emperor
  • 02. Jamie
  • 03. The Little Rasti