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 & 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 - Mustang! (1966)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 10, 2016
Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)

Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:21 min | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note

"Mustang" may not be the most famous hard-bop stallion from the Blue Note stables in the '50s and '60s, but it's highly enjoyable and emblematic of the genre. A bluesy melody with a Bo Diddley beat, a rhythm section masterfully driven by Waits's drums, a funky piano and efficient horn riffs. What more do you need to have everybody stamp their feet and snap their fingers? While the solos are not all memorable, they are always honest and in the groove. And "Mustang" even provides a bit of jazz trivia that will allow you to show off about this tune: it was written by altoist Sonny Red – who solos first – and signed with his real name: Sylvester Kyner.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-1200dpi (PNG) | 42:17 Min | 302,92 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007, July, 16

Love Byrd is a 1981 album by Donald Byrd and 125th St, NYC, produced by Isaac Hayes and released on the Elektra label.
Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {2010, K2/XRCD24 24-bit Super Analog Extended Resolution, Reissue} Repost

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 45 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop | Blue Note #ST-84075/EMI Music Special Markets #509992-64059-3-3/Audio Wave #AWMXR-0009
Manufactured by JVC Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd., Japan

Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. A quintet setting, with pianist Duke Pearson (another longtime Byrd collaborator), bassist Laymon Jackson, and a lively Philly Joe Jones on drums joining the front line of Byrd and Adams, the sessions for The Cat Walk benefited from the writing and arrangement skills of Pearson, who contributes three compositions here, the impressive opener "Say You're Mine," "Duke's Mixture"…
The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve CD}

The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 165 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: jazz

At Newport is the 1957 album by two groups: The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet. Each group has three songs each. Originally released on Verve, this was released by Verve Music Group on 20 August, 2002.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 339 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. 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 - 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 - 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.