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World of Jazz Podcast #16 -140213 - Donald Byrd Tribute

World of Jazz Podcast #16 -140213 - Donald Byrd Tribute

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Donald Byrd.

This weeks show was going to focus on the recently released set of Miles Davis Quintet live recordings from 1969 but following the sad news of the passing of the great trumpeter Donald Byrd it seemed appropriate to do a mix of his work.

Byrd was a leading hard-bop trumpeter in the mid-1950s, moving into post-bop in the 1960s and who later became known for his blend of soul, funk and jazz fusion. Byrd's influence has been more recently seen due to hip-hop artists e.g. A Tribe Called Quest, who have sampled his recordings. Whilst not recognised as one of the trumpet "greats" his body of work and his influence are notable.

I've selected music from the three main phases of his career - his hard-bop period in the '50s, the post-bop/modal period of the 60s and then his funk/fusion period in the 70s.......

You may be wondering where World of Jazz Podcast 15 has gone....well that will be out next week and include the Miles 1969 recordings....


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Thanks for the tribute. Prayers of peace to Donald Byrd and his family.