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Black Byrd is the pivotal 1973 masterpiece by jazz legend Donald Byrd. This monumental album presented Byrd’s acclaimed brand of fusion. Black Byrd is one of Blue Note’s bestselling albums of all time and highlights Byrd’s undeniable knack for sound. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. It features the thrilling self-titled single, which reached the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, electric trumpet, lead vocals)
Fonce Mizell (trumpet, vocals)
Roger Glenn (flutes, saxophones)
Joe Sample (piano, electric piano)
Fred Perren (electric piano, synthesizers, vocals)
Dean Parks (guitar - tracks 1 and 4)
David T. Walker (guitar - tracks 2,3,5,6,7)
Wilton Felder (electric bass - tracks 1 and 4)
Chuck Rainey (electric bass - tracks 2,3,5,6,7)
Harvey Mason (drums)
Bobbye Porter Hall (percussions - tracks 1 and 4)
Stephanie Spruill (percussions - tracks 2,3,5,6,7)
Larry Mizell (vocals, arrangement)
Recorded April 3 (track 4), April 4 (track 1) and November 24, 1972 in The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Originally released as Blue Note BN-LA047-F
- Reached #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums.
- Reached #2 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums.