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Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd - Byrd in Flight (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)


RELEASED: 8th January 2021
Audiophile Black Vinyl LP

Format:  Audiophile Black Vinyl LP
Cat No:  893500

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. Other highlights include Byrd’s stunning ballad tour-de-force on “Little Girl Blue” and the hard bop swingers “My Girl Shirl” and “Lex,” the latter featuring an especially soulful solo from Mobley.


01. Ghana
02. Little Boy Blue
03. Gate City
04. Lex
05. "Bo"
06. My Girl Shirl