Donald Byrd Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill

Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (1956/2019)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 9, 2019
Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (1956/2019)

Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (1956/2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 107 MB | Cover | 00:31:28
Blue Note Records | Label: Jazz

This 1956 (released in 1957) session is Donald Byrd's quartet session. Utilizing a rhythm section of Beacon Hill's finest bassist Doug Watkins, pianist Ray Santisi, and drummer Jim Zitano Byrd establishes himself here as an individual voice on the trumpet and as a leader as well. The material is comprised of well-known standards and catalog jazz tunes such as "Stella by Starlight," "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "People Will Say We're in Love," "If I Love Again," and "What's New"; it's hardly the high-flying hard bop material that became his signature during his early years at Blue Note. Mostly the pace is slow, easy, and swinging, with enough of the funky blues Byrd would blow later to make these nuggets sound interesting.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) [Reissue 1996] (Re-up)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 19, 2020
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) [Reissue 1996] (Re-up)

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7243 8 52435 2 3)

By the time of this fourth Blue Note album by trumpeter Donald Byrd, it became clear that his playing was becoming stronger with the passing of time. Byrd in Flight features separate studio sessions from January and July of 1960 with constants Duke Pearson on piano and drummer Lex Humphries. Bassists Doug Watkins and Reggie Workman split duties six tracks to three, as do tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, making for some interesting sonic combinations, although Byrd is the dominant voice. Several of these selections are penned by Byrd, but it is pianist Pearson who contributes four of the most potent compositions on Byrd in Flight, supplying the wings for these quintet recordings to take off…
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4048 rel 1993}

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4048 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 1993 Blue Note / Toshiba EMI Japan | TOCJ-4048
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

By the time of this fourth Blue Note album by trumpeter Donald Byrd, it became clear that his playing was becoming stronger with the passing of time. Byrd in Flight features separate studio sessions from January and July of 1960 with constants Duke Pearson on piano and drummer Lex Humphries. Bassists Doug Watkins and Reggie Workman split duties six tracks to three, as do tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, making for some interesting sonic combinations, although Byrd is the dominant voice.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand (1959) {Blue Nore RVG Edition}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 11, 2018
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand (1959) {Blue Nore RVG Edition}

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand (1959) {Blue Nore RVG Edition}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop

For this excellent album, trumpeter Donald Byrd teams up with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor. Together the sextet performs three Byrd originals, two Davis songs and the standard "Witchcraft." Although none of the new tunes caught on, the group (which includes two distinctive saxophonists and the rapidly maturing trumpet of Donald Byrd) plays consistently creative and spirited solos in the hard bop idiom.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris Vol. 1 (1958) [Reissue 1988]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 13, 2020
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris Vol. 1 (1958) [Reissue 1988]

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris Vol. 1 (1958) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (833 394-2)

Trumpeter Donald Byrd spent a few months in France in 1958, and a Paris concert resulted in two LPs' worth of material. Byrd's quintet at the time included Bobby Jaspar (on tenor and flute), pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Byrd was just beginning to find his own sound in the late '50s and he is in excellent form on "Dear Old Stockholm," Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal," Jaspar's "Flute Blues," "Ray's Idea," and "The Blues Walk." This is a fine all-around hard bop session.
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) (1960/2021) [Vinyl Rip 24/96]

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) (1960/2021) [Vinyl Rip 24/96]
Vinil Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:03 minutes | 902 MB
Jazz | Label: Blue Note

The high-spirited soloing of trumpeter Donald Byrd and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley on “Ghana”—the opening track of Byrd In Flight—lets listeners know that they are in for an exceptional musical experience. In addition to Mobley, Byrd is joined by Jackie Mclean on alto saxophone, Duke Pearson on piano, bassists Doug Watkins and Reggie Workman, and drummer Lex Humphries on these sessions from 1960.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000]

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (833 994-2)

Trumpeter Donald Byrd spent a few months in France in 1958, and a Paris concert resulted in two LPs' worth of material. Byrd's quintet at the time included Bobby Jaspar (on tenor and flute), pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Byrd was just beginning to find his own sound in the late '50s and he is in excellent form on "Dear Old Stockholm," Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal," Jaspar's "Flute Blues," "Ray's Idea," and "The Blues Walk." This is a fine all-around hard bop session.
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 - Byrd's Eye View (1955) {Transition Japan TOCJ-5886 rel 1994}

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View (1955) {Transition Japan TOCJ-5886 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 1994 Transition / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-5886
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

For all intents and purposes, a Jazz Messengers session issued under Donald Byrd's name, Byrd's Eye View, captures the young trumpeter in full command of his estimable powers – the visceral intensity of this music is remarkable, galvanized by the typically stellar playing of drummer Art Blakey, pianist Horace Silver, tenorist Hank Mobley, and bassist Doug Watkins. Fellow trumpeter Joe Gordon pushes Byrd to new extremes – his solos are as physical as a heavyweight boxer yet as graceful as a ballerina. And despite the length and scope of the tracks, Byrd remains in complete control, performing with an authority and technical prowess that belie his age.

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View (1955/2019)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 18, 2019
Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View (1955/2019)

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View (1955/2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 155 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 MB | 00:43:06
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

For all intents and purposes, a Jazz Messengers session issued under Donald Byrd's name, Byrd's Eye View, captures the young trumpeter in full command of his estimable powers the visceral intensity of this music is remarkable, galvanized by the typically stellar playing of drummer Art Blakey, pianist Horace Silver, tenorist Hank Mobley, and bassist Doug Watkins. Fellow trumpeter Joe Gordon pushes Byrd to new extremes his solos are as physical as a heavyweight boxer yet as graceful as a ballerina. And despite the length and scope of the tracks, Byrd remains in complete control, performing with an authority and technical prowess that belie his age. An excellent hard bop date most readily available via the 2002 Blue Note reissue The Transition Sessions.