Donald Byrd
Black Byrd

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     Remastered & Reissued as Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign    + Download

2014 Blue Note Remastered and Reissued On 180g vinyl = One of the best of those '70s recordings is the groundbreaking Black Byrd, which was issued on Blue Note in 1973 and went on to become the biggest selling album on the label at the time. An upbeat and

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Release date: 29-07-2014 (Originally released in 1973)

2014 Blue Note Remastered and Reissued On 180GR vinyl +Download, As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign = One of the best of those '70s recordings is the groundbreaking Black Byrd, which was issued on Blue Note in 1973 and went on to become the biggest selling album on the label at the time. An upbeat and funky mix of jazz and rhythm & blues, Black Byrd marked the music legend's first collaboration with brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell who not only contributed in the production and writing departments, but provided musical support here as well. Byrd formed The Blackbyrds in the afterglow of the album's success, a group that consisted of his best Howard University students and with who he recorded a series of albums throughout the remainder of the '70s.

Tracks:
A1     Flight Time     8:30
A2     Black Byrd     8:00
A3     Love's So Far Away     6:00

B1     Mr Thomas     5:15
B2     Sky High     5:59
B3     Slop Jar Blues     6:00
B4     Where Are We Going? 4:40

Personnel:
    Donald Byrd - trumpet, flugelhorn, electric trumpet, vocals
    Allen Curtis Barnes - flute, oboe, saxophone
    Roger Glenn - saxophone, flute
    Fonce Mizell - trumpet, vocals
    Larry Mizell - vocals
    Kevin Toney - piano
    Freddie Perren - piano, synthesizer, vocals
    Dean Parks, David T. Walker, Barney Perry - guitar
    Joe Sample - piano, electric piano
    Chuck Rainey, Wilton Felder, Joe Hill - bass
    Harvey Mason, Sr, Keith Killgo - drums
    Bobbye Hall Porter, Perk Jacobs, Stephanie Spruill - percussion
    King Errisson - congas and bongos


Donald Byrd has had an episodic and very productive career. Whether it was playing at recorded jam sessions for Prestige in the 1950s, combining voices with a hard bop group on Cristo Redentor, or becoming a major commercial success in the 1970s with his funk/R&B recordings, the trumpeter was in the musical headlines for decades. One of the best of those '70s recordings is the groundbreaking Black Byrd, which was issued on Blue Note in 1973 and went on to become the biggest selling album on the label at the time. An upbeat and funky mix of jazz and rhythm & blues, Black Byrd marked the music legend's first collaboration with brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell who not only contributed in the production and writing departments, but provided musical support here as well. Byrd formed The Blackbyrds in the afterglow of the album's success, a group that consisted of his best Howard University students and with who he recorded a series of albums throughout the remainder of the '70s.




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Features:
•  Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
•  Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
•  Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
•  First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
•  Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
•  All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the jewels of the Blue Note catalog in hi-def resolutions of 96k and 192k. In order to develop a guiding artistic philosophy for this delicate endeavor, we donned our lab coats, ran dozens of sonic experiments and carefully referenced every generation of our reissues. Ultimately, we decided that our goal would be to protect the original intentions of the artists, producers and engineers who made these records and that, in the case of pre-digital-era albums, these intentions were best represented by the sound and feel of their first-edition vinyl releases. Working with a team of dedicated and groovy engineers, we found a sound that both captured the feel of the original records while maintaining the depth and transparency of the master tapes... the new remasters are really cool!

While these new versions will become available in Digital Hi Def, CD and the Mastered for iTunes formats, the allure of vinyl records is WAY too potent to ignore. This year, Blue Note - along with our friends at Universal Music Enterprises - is launching a major 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative that is dedicated to the proposition that our catalog should be readily available at a low cost - featuring high quality pressings and authentic reproductions of Blue Note's iconic packaging. Beginning in March 2014, we'll start rolling out five remastered vinyl reissues every month. Although this program begins in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary, our catalog runs so deep that we will faithfully be reissuing five albums a month for many years to come!

—Don Was, President, Blue Note Records

Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue:

Available March 25, 2014
ART BLAKEY - FREE FOR ALL
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL
JOHN COLTRANE - BLUE TRAIN
ERIC DOLPHY - OUT TO LUNCH
LARRY YOUNG - UNITY

Available April 22, 2014
ORNETTE COLEMAN - AT THE "GOLDEN CIRCLE" STOCKHOLM, VOL. 1
HERBIE HANCOCK - MAIDEN VOYAGE
SONNY ROLLINS - A NIGHT AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY - SOMETHIN' ELSE
DEXTER GORDON - OUR MAN IN PARIS

Available May 27, 2014
GRANT GREEN - IDLE MOMENTS
HANK MOBLEY - SOUL STATION
MADLIB - SHADES OF BLUE
McCOY TYNER - THE REAL McCOY
HORACE SILVER - SONG FOR MY FATHER

Available June 24, 2014
Dexter Gordon - Go
Lee Morgan  - Cornbread
Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse
Jimmy Smith  -Back At The Chicken Shack
Medeski Martin & Wood - Combustication

Available July 29, 2014
Kenny Burrell -    Midnight Blue
Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
Joe Henderson -    Mode For Joe
Cassandra Wilson - Traveling Miles
Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban

Available August 26, 2014
Lou Donaldson     Lush Life
Bud Powell     The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1
Wayne Shorter     Juju
Herbie Hancock     Speak Like A Child
Terence Blanchard     Flow

Available September 30, 2014
Kenny Drew     Undercurrent
Sonny Clark     Cool Struttin'
Stanley Turrentine     That's Where It's At
Freddie Hubbard     Ready For Freddie
Brian Blade Fellowship     Perceptual

Available October 28, 2014
Horace Silver     Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers
The Three Sounds     Out Of This World
Dianne Reeves     I Remember
Hank Mobley     No Room For Squares
Thelonious Monk     Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1

Available November 25, 2014
Curtis Fuller     The Opener
Joe Lovano     Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard
Lee Morgan     The Sidewinder
Ornette Coleman     New York Is Now
Clifford Brown     Memorial Album

Available December 30, 2014
Andrew Hill     Black Fire
Jackie McLean     Let Freedom Ring
Anthony Williams     Spring
Grant Green     Street Of Dreams
Bobby McFerrin     Spontaneous Inventions

Available January 27, 2015
Herbie Hancock     Empyrean Isles
Wayne Shorter     Adam's Apple
Art Blakey     Mosaic
Jason Moran     Soundtrack To Human Motion
Cecil Taylor     Unit Structures

Available February 24, 2015
Don Cherry     Complete Communion
Elvin Jones     The Ultimate
Robert Glasper     Double Booked
Thelonious Monk     Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Sonny Rollins     Newk's Time

Available March 24, 2015
Wayne Shorter     Night Dreamer
Freddie Hubbard     Blue Spirits
Kurt Elling     Flirting With Twilight
Grachan Moncur III     Evolution
Sonny Rollins     Vol. 1

Available April 28, 2015
Herbie Hancock     The Prisoner
Horace Silver     Cape Verdean Blues
McCoy Tyner     Time For Tyner
Joe Henderson     The State of the Tenor - Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1
Cecil Taylor     Conquistador!

Available May 26, 2015
Lee Morgan     Search For The New Land
Medeski Martin & Wood     End Of The World Party
Art Blakey     A Night A Birdland, Vol. 1
Bobby Hutcherson     Components
Grant Green     I Want To Hold Your Hand

Available June 30, 2015
Donald Byrd     A New Perspective
Cassandra Wilson     New Moon Daughter
Hank Mobley     The Turnaround
Bud Powell     The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5
Dexter Gordon     One Flight Up

Available July 28, 2015
Miles Davis     Vol. 1
Tina Brooks     True Blue
Andrew Hill     Point Of Departure
Joe Henderson     Page One
Jackie McLean     Capuchin Swing

Available August 25, 2015
Donald Byrd     At The Half Note Café, Vol. 1
Art Blakey     A Night A Birdland, Vol. 2
Freddie Hubbard     Breaking Point!
Sonny Clark     Leapin' and Lopin'
Stefon Harris     Black Action Figure

Available September 29, 2015
Horace Silver     Blowin' The Blues Away
Miles Davis     Vol. 2
McCoy Tyner     Expansions
Art Blakey     Moanin'
John Scofield     Time On My Hands

Available October 27, 2015
Jimmy Smith     Midnight Special
Sonny Rollins     Vol. 2
Hank Mobley     Workout
Bobby Hutcherson     Happenings
Joe Lovano     Rush Hour

**Release Dates Are Subject To Change**

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: Remastered & Reissued as Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Bonus(cd,single,download): Download
Label: Blue Note
Originally released: 1973
This release: 2014
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