Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar

Paris 58 (SRLP26)

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Paris 58

Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar

Sam Records


LPS 172847




LP 28,91 €

never-before released

180 gr vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany

Deluxe high-gloss flipback album jacket

Strickly limited edition 4000 copies

In July 1958, Donald Byrd made a lengthy visit to Europe, not returning Stateside until December. He fronted a fine quintet that gave concert appearances at festivals held in many countries, Knokke-le-Zoute (Belgium), Cannes (France), Sweden, Norway, Germany – and an engagement at the Paris jazz club “Au Chat Qui Pêche”, a few days after their concert at the Olympia.

The group felt very comfortable at the club on rue de la Huchette, and it soon becam a second home for them. In November and December 1958, Donald Byrd and his men were invited by the French Radio to make some recordings session. Sam Records is proud to presents this previously unreleased studio session recorded for the French Radio Television Show ‘Jazz aux Champs-Elysées’.


  • Donald Byrd - (trumpet)
  • Bobby Jaspar - (flute/tTenor saxophone)
  • Walter Davis Jr./Jacques Diéval - (piano)
  • Doug Watkins/Jacques Hess -(bass)
  • Art Taylor/Daniel Humair - (drums)

Recorded in Paris, November & December, 1958.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Splendid
  • A2. Paul’s Pal
  • A3. Formidable
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Easy Living
  • B2. After You’ve Gone
  • B3. Flute Bop