Donald Byrd Royal Flush

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 - 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 & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic} [repost]

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 606 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 100 Mb
© 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | 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 - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997  Music

Posted by Designol at May 17, 2017
Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.
Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963) {Blue Note RVG rel 1999}

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963) {Blue Note RVG rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1999 Blue Note / Capitol Records | 7243 4 99006 2 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, "Cristo Redentor," became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)
Artwork | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 377 mb
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk | Label: Big Break Records - WCDBBRD0356

Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd’s critically acclaimed career and life have assured the Detroit native his rightful place as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. Having successfully transitioned to Jazz Fusion in the 1970s under the guidance of the Mizell brothers, creating four albums on Blue Note records including the highly influential Places and Spaces, Byrd continued to explore the fertile possibilities of Fusion with four more albums recorded for Elektra Records between 1978 and 1982.
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, covers | 158:16 min | 0.98 GB
Label: Big Break Records - WCDBBRD0356 | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk

Big Break Records is proud to present Donald Byrd & 125th Street N.Y.C, Love Has Come Around: The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982. Featuring comprehensive liner notes and rare photos across a sixteen page booklet housed in a super-jewel CD case, Love Has Come Around is an essential addition to any Jazz Fusion, Funk, and Disco fan's collection.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 271 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Elektra [Japan] | Catalog Number: 8122-79590

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & 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.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors & Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:13 Min | 292,18 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007-07-17 (1982)

A definite soul based session for Donald Byrd – and that's saying a lot here, because his previous decade's worth of work had all had some sort of R&B focus. The main force behind the set here is Isaac Hayes – who's producing, arranging, and playing most of the keyboards on the album. Oddly, Ike's not singing at all – and vocals are instead handled by Rose Williams, Diane Davis, Pat Lewis, and Myra Walker – plus the Hot Buttered Soul group on backing vocals.