Donald Byrd Royal Flush

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006} [repost]  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at July 14, 2012
Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006} [repost]

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 283 MB | Scans JPG | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 98 MB
Genre: jazz, hard-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Blue Note | CAT # 62632 | 2006

Donald Byrd was at his peak as a straight-ahead hard bop band leader in the early '60s, turning a series of remarkably solid, enjoyable sessions for Blue Note. Royal Flush is no exception to the rule. Recorded in the fall of 1961, Royal Flush finds Byrd once again working with baritionist Pepper Adams, but adding bassist Butch Warren, drummer Billy Higgins, and, most importantly, a young pianist named Herbie Hancock. For the most part, the quintet plays a set of vital hard bop, swinging hard on the bluesy groove "Hush" and laying back on the pop standard "I'm a Fool to Want You."
Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (833 995-2)

The second of two sets that document a Paris concert by trumpeter Donald Byrd, Parisian Thoroughfare features Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Other than Byrd's "At This Time" and Davis' "Formidable," the quintet sticks to bop standards, many of which are quite concise and clock in at around three minutes. Longer versions of the title track (a high point) and "52nd Street Theme" are exceptions. This spirited, bop-oriented music is the equal of the first volume.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 328 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1956, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods' name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks0+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 597 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959-67, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.
Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd (1970) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd (1970) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 278 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 177 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5129
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Donald Byrd in a sweet electric mode – as you'd guess from the title! The set was recorded right before Byrd's legendary run with Larry Mizell in the early 70s – and the electric approach is a bit different here – a style that blends Byrd's wonderful trumpet lines with the larger ensemble mode Blue Note sometimes used in the late 60s, but with a spacey, stretched-out feel that's mighty nice!
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.
Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:16 minutes | 835 MB
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.

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

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

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 - All The Best (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 14, 2018
Donald Byrd - All The Best (2018)

Donald Byrd - All The Best (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:46:19 | 244 MB
Label: Vintage Jukebox

Donald Byrd was considered one of the finest hard bop trumpeters of the post-Clifford Brown era. He recorded prolifically as both a leader and sideman from the mid-'50s into the mid-'60s, most often for Blue Note, where he established a reputation as a solid stylist with a clean tone, clear articulation, and a knack for melodicism. Toward the end of the '60s, Byrd became fascinated with Miles Davis' move into fusion, and started recording his own forays into the field. In the early '70s, with the help of brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell, Byrd perfected a bright, breezy, commercially potent take on fusion that was distinct from Davis, incorporating tighter arrangements and more of a smooth soul influence. Opinions on this phase of Byrd's career diverge wildly jazz purists utterly despised it, branding Byrd a sellout and the records a betrayal of talent, but enraptured jazz-funk fans regard it as some of the most innovative, enduring work of its kind. In fact, proportionately speaking, Byrd was held in even higher esteem by that audience than by straight-ahead jazz fans who enjoyed his hard bop output.

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.