Black Byrd

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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
Black Byrd 43:15 $24.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Flight Time 8:31 192/24 Album only
2 Black Byrd 7:21 192/24 Album only
3 Love's So Far Away 6:03 192/24 Album only
4 Mr. Thomas 5:04 192/24 Album only
5 Sky High 5:58 192/24 Album only
6 Slop Jar Blues 5:41 192/24 Album only
7 Where Are We Going? 4:37 192/24 Album only

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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

Chart History/Awards
- Reached #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums.
- Reached #2 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums.