Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Donald Byrd – The Cat Walk at Discogs. Complete your Donald Byrd collection. Donald Byrd RIP. Byrd’s nephew has reported his uncle Donald Byrd’s death, though it has yet to be confirmed. Byrd was said to have died. Selected Track: “Say You’re Mine” > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (bs) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Philly Joe Jones (d).

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Someone like David Murray — one of the greatest reed players of his generation — born in the s, and still only in his fifties, continues to play at the height of his powers and has a body of recorded work stretching to maybe hundreds of albums if his sideman dates are included I think he has made over 80 records as leader.

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I began an interesting exercise recently — not much more than a doodle, really, while I was listening: The passing of Donald Byrd is very sad news. Front is in very good condition with nice sheen. It illustrated two hardly world-shattering facts: Byrd ‘s playing throughout is typically sleek and lyrical, and Adams ‘ sturdy, husky baritone sound is the perfect counterbalance, making The Cat Walk an essential Byrd purchase.

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The rigours associated with the lifestyle of many immediately pre-war s-born jazzers — booze, heroin, ill-health and undiagnosed illness, discrimination, consuming anger, late hours, poor diet…. Hello Bright Sunflower Duke Pearson. Byrd contributed the title track, which attempts to capture the coiled, taut, but somehow still relaxed and assured gait of a tomcat, thanks in no small part to Jones ‘ inspired drumming which hits the mark with stops and byrf and smooth run-outs that are indeed very feline in nature.

I frequently think of the jazz greats being in, say, their 50s. This site uses cookies. Notify me of new comments via email. But of the hard bop generation that cut records for Blue Note, those who have lived into their 80s are an absolute exception. Streams Videos All Posts. Another gap in the Blue Note collection filled. Still not sure what it proves if anything.


Laminated cover, sharp corners, a delight. At least you made good use of it.

Donald Byrd “The Cat Walk” (1961)

Donald Byrd, may he rest in peace. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email Address never made public. I started with the line-up for whatever it was I was listening to a Mingus band? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Compare these musicians with those cstwalk say a generation later and the immense difference is evident. I do agree with what you imply in that post, however: I am not sure where this logic takes bydr, except somewhere it may involve strawberries. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. You are catwaalk using your WordPress. The album is very much in the mould of the earlier Byrd in Hand.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: OK, maybe Murray is too prolific to be a good example, but the point I am trying to make is that the lifestyle which produced — and destroyed — a generation of players was relatively short-lived.

May he catsalk in peace and live on through his music.

And how many great collectibles as well. Vinyl is of good lustre, with surface marks that do not affect play. Say You’re Mine Duke Pearson.

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Small dink on bottom left. I thought I had explored the blog pretty thoroughly, but I have never seen that rather elegant presentation of Jazz Mortality Rates.

A little laminate peeling catwlk the opening of cover. He was definitely one of the best hard bop musicians and one of my all-time favorite musicians. Label on side 1 has a little discolour from glue holding label Side 2 is excellent.