Donald Byrd

Kofi - Limited Edition Plus 10 Inch Bonus (HS102VLC)

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Kofi - Limited Edition Plus 10 Inch Bonus

Donald Byrd

Blue Note

3700409812910

LPS 140064

HS102VLC

JAZZ

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Kofi - Limited Edition Plus 10 Inch Bonus

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LP 20,65 €

LIMITED EDITION - 300 COPIES - (NUMBERED ON THE BACK)

INCLUDES A BONUS 10 INCH OF "THE LOUD MINORITY" ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME !!

An album of previously unreleased material taken from two 1969-1970 sessions which capture the immensely talented trumpeter Donald Byrd in a transitional moment of artistic brilliance. The first two tracks, “Kofi” and “Fufu,” were both recorded during the 1969 session, and are the most original and imaginative compositions on the album. Rooted in the hypnotic African-infused rhythms of drummer Mickey Roker, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Airto and Dom Um Romao, these two tracks synthesize the modal, electric, hard bop, and funk strains of late 60s jazz. On “Kofi,” Lew Tabackin’s flute swirls freely above the thickly layered grooves and complex horn arrangements. Frank Foster plays with authority on “Fufu.” Byrd’s playing on Kofi shows the influence of his vastly superior rival, Miles Davis. Still, his own distinct sound shines through, as he plays with great fluidity and style. - Musthear.com

The subtle relaxed tones of this album make it truly one of the essential releases in Byrd's catalog, not only from a historical standpoint (his future collaborations with the Mizell brothers would take him to an entirely different plane of thought), but from a casual listening standpoint as well. - Review by Rob Theakston, All Music Guide

PERSONNEL:

SIDE ONE:

DONALD BYRD, trumpet
WILLIAM CAMPBELL, trombone
LEW TABAKIN, flute, tenor sax
FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax
DUKE PEARSON, electric piano
RON CARTER, bass
BOB CRANSHAW, electric bass
AIRTO MOREIRA, drums

Recorded on December 16, 1969 at A&R Studios, New York

SIDE TWO:

DONALD BYRD, trumpet
FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax
WALLY RICHARDSON, guitar
DUKE PEARSON, electric piano
RON CARTER, bass
MICKEY ROKER, drums
AIRTO MOREIRA, percussion
DOM UM ROMAO, percussion

Recorded on December 4, 1970 at A&R Studios, New York

TRACKS:

SIDE ONE:

01. Kofi (9:30)
02. Fufu (9:45)

SIDE TWO:

01. Perpetual Love (8:00)
02. Elmina (8:30)