Donald Byrd Cafe

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 - 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}
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© 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 - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997  Music

Posted by Designol at May 17, 2017
Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.
Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963) {Blue Note RVG rel 1999}

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963) {Blue Note RVG rel 1999}
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© 1963, 1999 Blue Note / Capitol Records | 7243 4 99006 2 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, "Cristo Redentor," became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)
Artwork | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 377 mb
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk | Label: Big Break Records - WCDBBRD0356

Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd’s critically acclaimed career and life have assured the Detroit native his rightful place as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. Having successfully transitioned to Jazz Fusion in the 1970s under the guidance of the Mizell brothers, creating four albums on Blue Note records including the highly influential Places and Spaces, Byrd continued to explore the fertile possibilities of Fusion with four more albums recorded for Elektra Records between 1978 and 1982.
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, covers | 158:16 min | 0.98 GB
Label: Big Break Records - WCDBBRD0356 | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk

Big Break Records is proud to present Donald Byrd & 125th Street N.Y.C, Love Has Come Around: The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982. Featuring comprehensive liner notes and rare photos across a sixteen page booklet housed in a super-jewel CD case, Love Has Come Around is an essential addition to any Jazz Fusion, Funk, and Disco fan's collection.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]
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Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Elektra [Japan] | Catalog Number: 8122-79590

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" 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 best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors & Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:13 Min | 292,18 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007-07-17 (1982)

A definite soul based session for Donald Byrd – and that's saying a lot here, because his previous decade's worth of work had all had some sort of R&B focus. The main force behind the set here is Isaac Hayes – who's producing, arranging, and playing most of the keyboards on the album. Oddly, Ike's not singing at all – and vocals are instead handled by Rose Williams, Diane Davis, Pat Lewis, and Myra Walker – plus the Hot Buttered Soul group on backing vocals.
Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {2010, K2/XRCD24 24-bit Super Analog Extended Resolution, Reissue} Repost

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962/2010)
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Jazz, Bop | Blue Note #ST-84075/EMI Music Special Markets #509992-64059-3-3/Audio Wave #AWMXR-0009
Manufactured by JVC Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd., Japan

Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. A quintet setting, with pianist Duke Pearson (another longtime Byrd collaborator), bassist Laymon Jackson, and a lively Philly Joe Jones on drums joining the front line of Byrd and Adams, the sessions for The Cat Walk benefited from the writing and arrangement skills of Pearson, who contributes three compositions here, the impressive opener "Say You're Mine," "Duke's Mixture"…
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.