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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Byrd's Word Donald Byrd 3
1956 Whims of Chambers Paul Chambers Sextet with Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver & Philly Joe Jones 3
1956 2 Trumpets Art Farmer & Donald Byrd 2
1956 Byrd Jazz Donald Byrd 1
1956 Hank Mobley Sextet Hank Mobley with Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan 2
1957 Jazz Lab Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce 1
1957 Modern Jazz Perspective Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce 1
1957 New Formulas From the Jazz Lab Gigi Gryce & Donald Byrd 1
1957 This Is New Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew 3
1957 Wailing With Lou Lou Donaldson Quintet with Donald Byrd, Herman Foster, John "Peck" Morrison & Art Taylor 1
1959 Fuego Donald Byrd 3
1959 Byrd in Hand Donald Byrd 2
1959 Off To The Races Donald Byrd 3
1960 Byrd in Flight Donald Byrd 2
1961 Royal Flush Donald Byrd 2
1961 Free Form Donald Byrd 4
1961 Motor City Scene Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams 3
1963 A New Perspective Donald Byrd 4
1964 Up With Donald Byrd Donald Byrd 3
1965 Body & Soul Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Curtis Fuller, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones 1
1966 Mustang! Donald Byrd 3
1967 Blackjack Donald Byrd 3
1967 Slow Drag Donald Byrd 1
1969 Fancy Free Donald Byrd 2
1972 Ethiopian Knights Donald Byrd 2
1973 Black Byrd Donald Byrd 4
1973 Street Lady Donald Byrd 2
1975 Places and Spaces Donald Byrd 1
1975 Stepping Into Tomorrow Donald Byrd 2
1976 Caricatures Donald Byrd 2
1978 Thank You ... For F.U.M.L (Funking Up My Life) Donald Byrd 2
1979 And 125th Street, N.Y.C. Donald Byrd 1
1988 Harlem Blues Donald Byrd 3
1989 Groovin' for Nat Donald Byrd 1
1995 Kofi Donald Byrd 2
1996 The Young Bloods Phil Woods & Donald Byrd 1
1996 Electric Byrd Donald Byrd 2
2000 The Third World Donald Byrd & Booker Little 1
2000 Byrdhouse Donald Byrd 1
2000 The Donald Byrd Collection Donald Byrd 1
2002 At the Half Note Cafe, Volume 1 Donald Byrd 1
2002 At the Half Note Cafe, Volume 2 Donald Byrd 1
2006 Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions, Volume 1 Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce 1
2006 Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions, Volume 2 Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce 1
2006 Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions, Volume 3 Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce 1
2006 The Cat Walk Donald Byrd 1
2009 Down Tempo Donald Byrd 1
Getting Down To Business Donald Byrd 1
I'm Tryin' to Get Home Donald Byrd 1
The Transition Sessions Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins 1

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