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Mo'Jazz 243: Donald Byrd Special

Mo'Jazz 243: Donald Byrd Special

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global vinyl only chart, 5th in the global groove chart, 5th in the global radioshow chart, 7th in the global eclectic chart and 9th in the global jazz chart.

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock. Byrd's 1961 LP Royal Flush marked the Blue Note debut of Hancock, who came to further attention with Byrd's successful 1962 album Free Form, and these albums also featured the first recordings of Hancock's original compositions. Hancock has credited Byrd as a key influence in his early career, recounting that he took the young pianist "under his wings" when he was a struggling musician newly arrived in New York, even letting him sleep on a hide-a-bed in his Bronx apartment for several years. More Specials:


Bernard 'N9/Tabou' Schuermans

Elmina is a great track, great intro, thanks for introducing it to me, < 3

Dj Mr Lob

An absolutely stunning session my friend. Thank you, thank you!

Dj Mr Lob

I’m halfway through and I’m loving it. 😳I’m a big fan of Byrd and this is a wonderful retrospective


Heerlijke mix DD, hij is en van mijn favoriete jazz artiesten.


Bedankt Hugo.....ook één van de mijne! D.d'. :=


Blue Concept
Clarion Calls
Duke's Mixture
French Spice
The Black Disciple
House Of The Rising Sun
On The Trail
The Loner
Early Sunday Morning
The Uptowner
The Emperor
Slop Jar Blues
Makin' It