- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Gary Bartz, Byrd, Donald, Donald Byrd, Mr Scruff, A Taste Of Honey and more.
This is a show that went out on Shoreditch Radio (www.shoreditchradio.co.uk) back in February 2011. Please support this new radio station. Larry and Fonce Mizell are two of the most talented producers ever to set foot inside a studio. Renowned for their work as Sky High Productions on Blue Note Records throughout the 70s and on collectable and important labels such as Milestone and Fantasy- they are probably best known for their collaborations with jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd and the LPs PLACES AND SPACES, STREET LADY, STEPPIN INTO TOMORROW, CARICATURES and BLACK BYRD. The Mizells successfully moved Byrd from his established hard bop base to a form of challenging jazz fusion- alienating much of Byrd's fan base but allowing him to reach a new spectrum of listeners. Before their 70s golden period Larry and Fonce were part of the The Corporation production and house writing team at Motown and had a hand in hits like I Want You Back and ABC for the Jackson 5.