Donald Byrd

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Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and 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. As a bandleader, Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Paul Chambers Quintet Paul Chambers 2
1988 Great Trumpet Legends Various Artists 1
1995 His Majesty King Funk / Up With Donald Byrd Various Artists 1
1999 Blue 'N' Groovy, Volume 2: Mostly Modal Various Artists 1
1999 The Soul Jazz Collection Various Artists 1
2002 Strut'n' Get Up: Funky Fat Slices of Groove Cut from Blue Note Various Artists 1
2002 Velvet Jazz 2 Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of Rudy van Gelder: A Selection of Legendary Blue Note Recordings Rudy van Gelder 1
2011 S Mos Presents Hip Hop And Jazz Mixed Up Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Jazz Sessions Various Artists 1
Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 1 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1958 Trane's Blues Compilation John Coltrane 3
1989 World of Jazz: The Modern Sound Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 Jazz-Club: Trumpet Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 The Best of Blue Note Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Classic Jazz-Funk, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Classic Jazz-Funk, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 World of jazz - The Jazz Trumpet Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Blue Bossa: Cool Cuts From the Tropics Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Blue Break Beats, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Blue Break Beats, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 2
1993 The Original Jazz Masters Series, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Playboy's 40th Anniversary: Four Decades of Jazz 1953-1993 Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Blue 'n Groovy, Volume 1: Blue Note Connects With the Good Vibes Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 It's a Jazz Thing Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 The Original Jazz Masters Series, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Giant Steps Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 The Original Jazz Masters Series, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool Compilation Various Artists 2
1994 Feels So Good 12 Jazz Funk Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Straight No Chaser Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 The Original Jazz Masters Series, Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 That's Jazz Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Talkin' Verve - Roots of Acid Jazz (1951-72) Compilation Various Artists 2
1995 The Art of Jazz: Trumpet Legends Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 The Original Jazz Masters Series, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Latin Jazz Experience Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 100% Pure Groove, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Blue Note Blend, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Blue Note Rare Grooves Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Jumpin' Jazz Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Six Shades of Blue Funk: Past, Present and Future Funk Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Blue Break Beats, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 4 1
1997 Strange Games and Things Compilation Various Artists 2
1997 The No. 1 Jazz Album Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 MVP Classic Jazz Funk, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Jazz Meets Wine Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Blaxploitation, Volume 4: Harlem Hustle Compilation Various Artists 1

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