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(Yahoo)   Jazz great Donald Byrd dies at 80, will now blow his horn with Gabriel   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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2013-02-12 11:37:29 AM
I saw him play years ago at The Brooklyn Museum, he was/is awesome.
 
2013-02-12 01:00:36 PM
damn. that cat could play. a couple of my fave tunes by him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQu-FwvVIv0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpDa0kaV6hQ
 
2013-02-12 01:15:32 PM
will have to watch Clint Eastwood's biopic again in memoriam

/trollerific
 
2013-02-12 01:24:14 PM

socalnewwaver: damn. that cat could play. a couple of my fave tunes by him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQu-FwvVIv0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpDa0kaV6hQ


+internetz 4 u
 
2013-02-12 01:35:06 PM
blogs.westword.com

It'll be nice to have Gabriel recording again.
 
2013-02-12 01:40:40 PM
This right here is a fine musical recording:

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2013-02-12 01:53:29 PM
Great indeed. He was right up there with Karl Malone.
 
2013-02-12 02:03:51 PM

schemy: +internetz 4 u


i may as well add this one.

i don't know what it is that i like about donald. maybe he's just goldilocks; he's not too hot, he's not to syrup-y, he's just...right. i probably have twenty or thirty discs he's on, and there's at least a couple stand out tracks on each and every one of them.
 
2013-02-12 03:05:46 PM

devilEther: will have to watch Clint Eastwood's biopic again in memoriam

/trollerific


Wrong Bird. That's about Donald "Duck" Dunn.
 
2013-02-12 03:18:13 PM
socalnewwaver:i may as well add this one.

i don't know what it is that i like about donald. maybe he's just goldilocks; he's not too hot, he's not to syrup-y, he's just...right. i probably have twenty or thirty discs he's on, and there's at least a couple stand out tracks on each and every one of them.


Thanks, for the recommendation, Bud.  That cooks.
Ordered along with the other one, "The Cats."
 
2013-02-12 04:08:59 PM
 
2013-02-12 04:09:24 PM
Bummer.  So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?
 
2013-02-12 04:13:13 PM

karmaceutical: Bummer.  So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?


Clark Terry
 
2013-02-12 04:15:57 PM

mitchcumpstein: karmaceutical: Bummer.  So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?

Clark Terry


Truth.  Grachan Moncur is still alive as well.
 
2013-02-12 04:16:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_tBymadvVI

Yeah he's only featured, but its one of my fave songs of all time!
 
2013-02-12 06:45:21 PM

Solid State Vittles: This right here is a fine musical recording:

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Yes, and his subsequent albums with the Mizell Bros producing, namely Black Byrd and Street Lady, as well as his work with the Blackbyrds.
 
2013-02-12 08:31:36 PM
NPR had a nice story about him too. No link, but it probably isn't too hard to find.
 
2013-02-12 09:43:02 PM

mitchcumpstein: karmaceutical: Bummer.  So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?

Clark Terry


Clark Terry wasn't getting around too well when I saw him 5 years ago.  He's was at the stage where he has an assistant to keep him pointed toward the audience.
 
2013-02-12 09:52:04 PM
Yeah, subby, I don't think you understand how it works for old-school jazz/blues musicians.

1.bp.blogspot.com

//Ain't no angels involved.
 
2013-02-12 10:16:25 PM

Wadded Beef: Great indeed. He was right up there with Karl Malone.


He had Stockton-like chops. A giant of the genre, a la Eaton.
 
2013-02-12 10:40:30 PM
Who is as good, and plays with a similar style, as Oscar Peterson?

I appreciate improvisational jazz but I grow tired of it rather quickly, and I only have knowledge of a handful great non-improv players.
 
2013-02-12 11:25:18 PM

karmaceutical: mitchcumpstein: karmaceutical: Bummer.  So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?

Clark Terry

Truth.  Grachan Moncur is still alive as well.


Roy Haynes!
 
2013-02-12 11:26:58 PM
My favorite Donald Byrd tune: Cristo Redentor
 
2013-02-13 12:45:24 AM
trueslant.com

RIP David Byrne
 
2013-02-13 12:47:45 AM

D_Evans45: Who is as good, and plays with a similar style, as Oscar Peterson?

I appreciate improvisational jazz but I grow tired of it rather quickly, and I only have knowledge of a handful great non-improv players.


Oliver Jones
 
2013-02-13 04:43:50 AM
The song that got my into Donald Byrd way back when.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXIt3tUnqrw
 
2013-02-13 09:36:08 AM
static.guim.co.uk

R.I.P.
 
2013-02-13 02:10:43 PM

drumsac: karmaceutical: mitchcumpstein: karmaceutical: Bummer. So that leaves... Sonny Rollins as the last of the hard bop legends still on this side of the dirt?

Clark Terry

Truth. Grachan Moncur is still alive as well.

Roy Haynes!


wayne shorter
 
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