Donald Byrd Cafe

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:16 minutes | 1,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trumpeter Donald Byrd released this interesting and unusual album in 1965 featuring vocalists and a full horn section, building on the experimentation he began on this record's predecessor, A New Perspective. Byrd is supported here by a typically superb band, notably a young Herbie Hancock on piano. Also playing on these original tunes by Byrd are Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Freddie Roach on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Pianist Duke Pearson, while not appearing on the album, did produce half the songs (Byrd produced the other half) and served as arranger.
Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960/2015) [24-bit/192kHz]

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.1 & 2 (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:16 minutes | 3,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

At the Half Note Cafe is a live album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1960 at the Half Note in Manhattan and released on the Blue Note label originally as two single LP issues (BLP 4060 and BLP 4061). he Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This was a hot quintet, one that not only swung hard, but possessed a deep lyricism and an astonishing sense of timing, and one need only this set by them to feel the full measure of their worth".
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:46 minutes | 1,8 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released in 1960, Byrd In Flight features performances by trumpeter Donald Byrd with Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums). Some tracks feature Reggie Workman instead of Doug Watkins on bass.
Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:16 minutes | 835 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trumpeter Donald Byrd released this interesting and unusual album in 1965 featuring vocalists and a full horn section, building on the experimentation he began on this record's predecessor, A New Perspective. Byrd is supported here by a typically superb band, notably a young Herbie Hancock on piano. Also playing on these original tunes by Byrd are Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Freddie Roach on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Pianist Duke Pearson, while not appearing on the album, did produce half the songs (Byrd produced the other half) and served as arranger.
Donald Byrd -  Black Byrd (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:19 minutes | 1,54 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

Black Byrd is the pivotal 1973 masterpiece by jazz legend Donald Byrd. This monumental album presented Byrd’s acclaimed brand of fusion. Black Byrd is one of Blue Note’s bestselling albums of all time and highlights Byrd’s undeniable knack for sound. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. It features the thrilling self-titled single, which reached the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 480 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ EMI Records

Given the long period of time that Donald Byrd recorded for Blue Note (from the 1950s through the mid-'70s), it seems more than a little disingenuous to refer to the relatively brief period he spent with the Mizell Brothers as his producers, arrangers, and composers in the '70s as his best work. It is true that it was his most commercially viable period, and that many of the cuts he recorded with them ~ AllMusic
Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)

Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)
Jazz | EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 370 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records

Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years contains a selection of nine tracks from Donald Byrd's mid-'60s recordings, bypassing his funkier fusions of the late '60s and early '70s. These songs – including such numbers as "Slow Drag," "Jellyroll," "Mustang," "Blackjack" and "The Dude" – feature the trumpeter at his grittiest and funkiest. Fans of his early hard bop years will still find enough improvisation here to make it interesting, while latter-day fans will find enough grooves. It's a solid introduction to one of Byrd's most prolific periods.
Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960) [2CD] {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960) [2CD] {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 985 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 292 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 49 Mb
© 2004 Blue Note | 7243 5 90881 2 9 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet


Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960) [2CD] {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

This 2004 remastered Rudy Van Gelder edition of Donald Byrd's At the Half Note Cafe (the original double-disc version was only issued for the first time in 2000) appears to add one extra track – "Theme (Pure D. Funk)," which clocks in at 1:51 and is also on the second volume in its full form, and a slightly shorter version of "Cecille." Here it clocks it at 12:52; on the 2000 issue it was 14:46. The sequence has also been altered slightly. The real deal is that, while this is the live date showcasing the Byrd quintet with Pepper Adams (and with Duke Pearson, Lex Humphries, and Laymon Jackson in the rhythm section), there is little here to make this worth purchasing yet again if you have the previous set.

Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 10, 2016
Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)

Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:21 min | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note

"Mustang" may not be the most famous hard-bop stallion from the Blue Note stables in the '50s and '60s, but it's highly enjoyable and emblematic of the genre. A bluesy melody with a Bo Diddley beat, a rhythm section masterfully driven by Waits's drums, a funky piano and efficient horn riffs. What more do you need to have everybody stamp their feet and snap their fingers? While the solos are not all memorable, they are always honest and in the groove. And "Mustang" even provides a bit of jazz trivia that will allow you to show off about this tune: it was written by altoist Sonny Red – who solos first – and signed with his real name: Sylvester Kyner.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-1200dpi (PNG) | 42:17 Min | 302,92 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007, July, 16

Love Byrd is a 1981 album by Donald Byrd and 125th St, NYC, produced by Isaac Hayes and released on the Elektra label.