Donald Byrd

Byrd In Flight' - Blue Note Tone Poet Series (602508935008)

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Byrd In Flight' - Blue Note Tone Poet Series

Donald Byrd

Blue Note

602508935008

LPS 161886

602508935008

JAZZ

1

LP 33,04 €

180 GRAM LP GATEFOLD EDITION

MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG TAPES

AUDIOPHILE VINYL REISSUES

The high-spirited soloing of trumpeter Donald Byrd and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley on “Ghana”—the opening track of Byrd In Flight—lets listeners know that they are in for an exceptional musical experience. In addition to Mobley, Byrd is joined by Jackie Mclean on alto saxophone, Duke Pearson on piano, bassists Doug Watkins and Reggie Workman, and drummer Lex Humphries on these sessions from 1960. Other highlights include Byrd’s stunning ballad tour-de-force on “Little Girl Blue” and the hard bop swingers “My Girl Shirl” and “Lex,” the latter featuring an especially soulful solo from Mobley.

PERSONNEL:

  • ON TRACKS A1-A3-B1:
  • Donald Byrd - trumpet
  • Hank Mobley - tenor sax
  • Duke Pearson - piano
  • Doug Watkins - bass
  • Lex Humphries - drums
  • ON TRACKS A2-B2-B3
  • Donald Byrd - trumpet
  • Jackie McLean - alto sax
  • Duke Pearson - piano
  • Ronald Worman - bass
  • Lex Humphries - drums

Recorded in New Jersey, January 17 & 26, 1960

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Ghana
  • A2: Little Boy Blue
  • A3: Gate City
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Lex
  • B2: “Bo”
  • B3: My Girl Shirt