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

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 19, 2018
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960) [Reissue 1996]

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 | 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…
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 - 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.
Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe (1960/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.1 & 2 (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:16 minutes | 3,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

At the Half Note Cafe is a live album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1960 at the Half Note in Manhattan and released on the Blue Note label originally as two single LP issues (BLP 4060 and BLP 4061). he Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This was a hot quintet, one that not only swung hard, but possessed a deep lyricism and an astonishing sense of timing, and one need only this set by them to feel the full measure of their worth".
Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:53 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blackjack was originally released in 1967 and features performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins. It was produced by Alfred Lion and recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Donald Byrd -  Black Byrd (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:19 minutes | 1,54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"Black Byrd" is the pivotal 1973 masterpiece by jazz legend Donald Byrd. This monumental album presented Byrd’s acclaimed brand of fusion. Black Byrd is one of Blue Note’s bestselling albums of all time and highlights Byrd’s undeniable knack for sound. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. It features the thrilling self-titled single, which reached the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
Phil Woods, Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1957) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods and Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1957) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:12 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,05 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 752 MB

The Young Bloods is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Phil Woods recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label. Despite the presence of co-leader Donald Byrd, Woods wrote four of the six tracks and dominates the solo offerings, hence the recording date is attributed to Woods, which conveniently also preserves the integrity of my alphabetic by artist filing system.

Donald Byrd & Kenny Burrell - All Night Long (1956) {Prestige}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Donald Byrd & Kenny Burrell - All Night Long (1956) {Prestige}

Donald Byrd & Kenny Burrell - All Night Long (1956) {Prestige}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 100dpi | 194MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

One of the great jam session recordings of the 1950s, All Night Long was under the relaxed direction of Kenny Burrell. The guitarist gathered together some of the finest young players on the New York scene, including Donald Byrd on trumpet and tenor saxophonists Hank Mobley and Jerome Richardson, one of the unsung heroes of the flute in jazz. Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins and Arthur Taylor were the rhythm section. The musical formats were uncomplicated; "All Night Long" a blues with a bridge, Waldron's "Flickers" a 16-bar pattern, Mobley's two originals based on familiar 32-bar chord sequences. From these simple, classic bases were launched performances with the hallmarks that have long identified any Burrell project: Relaxation, swing and high standards of musicianship.