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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Donald Byrd Selected Chronolgy: Front is in very good condition with nice sheen. A little laminate peeling to the opening of cover. Spine is carwalk on all 3 sides. Small dink on bottom left.

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And small mark on top spine see pics. Back cover is in great condition except for a loss of lamination above title, but does not deter from still being a great condition cover.

Vinyl is of good lustre, with surface marks that do not affect play. Label on side 1 has a little discolour from glue holding label Side 2 is excellent.

Another gap in the Blue Note collection filled. Donald Byrd, may he rest in peace.

The passing of Donald Byrd is very sad news. He was one of the first musicians I discovered when I first started exploring jazz music, and almost a decade later Vonald still keep discovering great records that he played on. He was definitely one of the best hard bop musicians and one of my all-time favorite musicians.

May he rest in peace and live on catwalj his music. And dojald many great collectibles as well. I began an interesting exercise recently — not much more than a doodle, really, while I was listening: Bbyrd started with the line-up for whatever it was I was listening to a Mingus band? It illustrated two hardly world-shattering facts: 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….


God, the list goes on — certainly took their toll of that generation. But in handful of cases it also illustrated something else that I often forget or get confused about. I frequently think of the jazz greats being in, say, their 50s.

And of course, many byre them were, eventually. But some were barely into their twenties when they recorded their great s and 60s records for Blue Note or Riverside or Prestige. But of the hard bop generation that cut records for Blue Note, those hyrd have lived into their 80s are an absolute exception. Compare these musicians with those born say a generation later and the immense difference is evident. 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.

OK, maybe Murray is too prolific to be a good example, but the point I am trying to make is that the lifestyle which byrx — and destroyed — a generation of players was relatively short-lived.

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At least you made good use of it. I did an excercise similar to yours a few years back — I see its getting a little out of date.

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Byrd was still among the living. Not all young musicians are great, but great musicians seem to be at their best when young. I am not sure where this logic takes you, except somewhere it may involve strawberries.

I thought I had explored the blog pretty thoroughly, but I have never seen that rather elegant presentation of Jazz Mortality Rates. Cahwalk read it thinking that in fact it is almost as easy to prove the premature death theory as it is to disprove it.

But then I think the picture would probably look somewhat different if one included more musicians who were primarily sidemen rather than leaders. Still not sure what it proves if anything. I do agree with cagwalk you imply in that post, however: You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. The album is very much in the mould of the earlier Byrd in Hand. Laminated cover, sharp corners, a delight. Hi there, I read your blogs daily.

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