BYARD Jaki

BYARD JAKI JOHN A. (P)

Worcester, Massachusetts. 15/6/1922 – New York, 11/2/1999.

Polistrumentista dal talento prodigioso, egli suona il piano, il sax, la tromba, il contrabasso, il violino, il trombone, la chitarra e la batteria. Questo musicista poliedrico è nato in una famiglia di musicisti, ha studiato per qualche anno pianoforte classico e ha debuttato nel 1938 con un gruppo locale ”Freddie Bates and his Nighthawks”, prima alla tromba e poi al pianoforte. Durante il servizio militare ha suonato con Kenny Clarke, in seguito ha svolto lavoro di sideman a Boston dove ha suonato e registrato con Earl Bostic, Ray Perry, Joe Gordon, con Jimmy Tyler nel 1950, con Charlie Mariano nel 1954, con Maynard Ferguson nel 1959, con Don Ellis nel 1960 e con Eric Dolphy. Nel 1964 è entrato nel gruppo di Charles Mingus dove ha raggiunto la notorietà e la piena maturità di musicista. Ha suonato anche con Roland Kirk nel 1968, Booker Ervin, con Howard Riley nel 1984, con Clifford Jordan nel 1985, Ken McIntyre, Ricky Ford, Ran Blake, Lionel Hampton, Sam River, Michael Marcus ed altri. Ha alternato negli ultimi anni alla attività di musicista anche quella di insegnante, inoltre ha diretto ”The Apollo Stompers” importante big band, anche per la sua funzione didattica. Anche se nella sua carriera ha suonato vari strumenti, dalla tromba al violino, è soprattutto un pianista, come tale egli ha alternato improvvisazioni molto moderne ad altre con chiari riferimenti allo stride degli anni ’20. Pianista notevole, molto stimato per la sua versatilità. Ha avuto una morte misteriosa, lo hanno trovato con un proiettile di pistola nel naso, ma sono stati esclusi sia il suicidio che l’omicidio, quindi si è pensato che l’abbia colpito una pallottola vagante.

Composizioni:

Alan’s got rhythm – Bass ment blues – Berkeley under ground (The) – Bid’mother – Denise – Diane’s melody – Hazy eve – Land of love – Ode to C. Parker – Oslo to kristiansund to Malmo – Searchlight n.2 – Spider (The) – Stage 1-Stage 2 – Suite 27 – Twelve.

Discografia:

Blues For Smoke.Blues For Smoke

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

The Hollis Stomp (Mr.Piano Man) / Milan To Lyon / Aluminium Baby / Pete And Thomas (Tribute To The Ticklers) / Spanish Tinge n.1 / Flight Of The Fly / Blues For Smoke / Jaki’s Blues Next / Diane’s Melody / One Two Five.

(Candid CCD 79018)

New York, 16-12-60.

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Out Front.Out Front

Jaki Byard (p-sa) Ron Carter (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Out Front / Two Different Worlds / Searchlight / European Episode / Lush Life / When Sunny Gets Blue / I Like To Lead When I Dance / After The Lights GO Down Low.

(Prestige 7397)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 14-3-61.

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Here’s Jaki.Here’s Jaki.

Jaki Byard (p-sa) Ron Carter (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Mellow Septet / Cinco Y Quarto / D.D.L.J. / Medley : Bessi You Is My Woman – It Ain’t Necessarily So / Giant Steps / To My Wife / Garnerin’A Bit.

(Prestige 8256)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 14-3-61.

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High-Fly.High-Fly.

Jaki Byard (p) Ron Carter (b) Pete LaRoca (dr)

Hi-Fly / ‘Round About Midnight / Tillie Butterball / Blues In The Closet / Lullaby Of Birdland / There Are Many / Worlds / Excepts From Yamakraw / Here To Hear.

(Prestige 8273)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 30-1-62.

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The Last For Lennie.The Last For Lennie.

Joe Farrell (ss-st) Jaki Byard (p) George Tucker (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

Twelve / Dolphy / After You’ve Gone – Strolling Along / St.Mark’s Place Among The Sewers / Dolphy 2 / Jaki Byard’s Ballad Medley : Tea For Two – Lover – Strolling Along – Cherokee / King David.

(Prestige Rec.11029)

15 Aprile 1965.

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The Jaki Byard Quartet Live.Live! At Lennie’s On The Turnpike.

Joe Farrell (st-ss-fl-dr) Jaki Byard (p) George Tucker (b) Alan Dawson (dr-vib)

Broadway / Shiny Stockings / Thing What Is / Denise / Cathay / Alan’s Got Rhythm / Ballad Medley: Tea For Two / Lover Strolling Along Theme / Cherokee / Shiny Stockings / Bass-Ment Blues.

(Prestige 7477)

“Lennie’s On The Turnpike” West Peaboy, 15-4-65.

Piano Summit.

Jaki Byrd (p) Reggie Workman (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

Free Improvisation.

New York, 1965.

Freedom Together.Freedom Together.

Jaki Byard (p-p/el-cel-vib-st-dr) Richard Davis (b-cello) Alan Dawson (dr-vib-timp) Junior Parker (vc)

Getting To Know You / Night Leaves.

Stesso gruppo senza Parker.

Nocturne For Contrabass / Just You Just Me / Freedom Together / Ode Top Prez / Young At Heart.

(Prestige 7463) Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 11-1-66.

On The Spot.On The Spot.

Joe Farrell (st-ss-fl-dr) Jaki Byard (p) Paul Chambers (b) Allan Dawson (dr-vib)

Clean Visit / Alexander’s Ragtime Band / Second Balcony Jump / GEB Piano Roll / P.C.Blues / A Toodle-Oo Toodle Oo / I Fall In Love Too Easily / On The Spot.

(Prestige 7524)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 16-2-67.

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Sunshine Of My Doul.Sunshine Of My Doul.

Jaki Byard (p-g) David Izenzon (b) Elvin Jones (dr)

Cast Away / Chandra / Diane’s Melody / Sunshine / St.Louis Blues / Transition / Zildjian.

(Prestige 7550)

New York, 31-10-67.

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Jaki Byard With Strings.With Strings.

Jaki Byard (p-org) George Benson (g) Ray Nance (viol-vc) Ron Carter (cello) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (dr-vib)

Music To Watch Girls By / How High The Moon / Cat’s Cradle Conference Rag / Falling Rains Of Life / Ray’s Blues.

(Prestige 7573)

New York, 2-4-68.

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The Jaki Byard Experience.Experience.

Roland Kirk (st-cl-mzo-whistle-kirkham) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

Evidence / Teach To Me Tonight / Parisian Thoroughfare / Shine On Me / Hazy Eye / Memories Of You.

(Prestige 7615)

New York, 17-9-68.

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Jaki Byard Solo Piano.Solo Piano.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Seasons / Hello Young Lovers / New Orleans Strut / Spanish Tinge n.2 / The Hollis Stomp / Top Of The Gate Rag / Basin Street Ballad / I Know A Place / Let The Good Times Roll / I Know A Place / Do You Knw What It Means To Miss New Orleans.

(Prestige 7686)

New York, 31-7-69.

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Parisian Solos.Parisian Solos.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

A Trinute To Jimmy Slide / Love Is Here To Stay / Willow Weep For Me / Bugle Call Rag / When Lights Are Low / Dedicated To Bob Vatel Of The Tan Gallons / Isle To Isle / Shiny Stockings/ Besame Mucho / Going Home Blues.

(Music Records MUS 2008)

Parigi, 29-7-71.

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Duet.Duet.

Jaki Byard, Earl Hines (p)

Sweet Georgia Brown / As Long As I Live / Genoa To Pescara / La Rosita.

(MPS 20 22022)

14-2-72.

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Empirical / There’ll Be Some Changes Made.Empirical

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

There’ll Be Some Changes Made / Lonely Town / Blues Au Gratin / Excerpts From Song Of Proverbs – Toni / Besame Mucho / Spanish Tinge n.3 / Journey – Night Of Departure / The Bob Vatel Of Paris / Blues For Jennie / Some Other Spring – Every Year / Tribute To Jimmy Slide.

(Muse MCD 6010)

New York, 27-12-72.

Flight Of The Fly.Flight Of The Fly.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Flight Of The Fly / Medley / Sweet Georgia Brown / Graduation / The Avant Garde Of 1921.

(Chant Du Monde FLDX 74600)

New York, 27-12-72.

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Family Man.Family Man.

Jaki Byard (p-st-sa) Major Holley (b-tuba-b/el) Warren Smith (dr-timp-vib) J.R.Mitchell (dr)

Family Suite (stratti)

Stesso gruppo senza Mitchell.

Just Rollin’Along / Mood Indigo / Chelsea Bridge (medley) / L.H.Gatewalk Rag / Ballad To Louis.

(Muse 5173) New York, 28-4 e 1-5-78.

A Matter Of Black And White.A Matter Of Black And White.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Seasons / Billie Holiday Tribute : God Bless The Child –Lover Man / Alexander’s Rigtime Band / Hello Younbg Lovers / Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans / I Know A Place / ‘Round Midnight / Sunday / Ellington-Strayhorn Medley: Lush Life – Day Dream – Johnny Come Lately.

(Hignote Rec. 7219)

1978-1979.

Amarcord Nino Rota.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Amarcord / La Strada.

(Hannibal HNBL 9301) New York, 1981.

Jaki Byard To Them – To Us.To Them - To Us.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

To them – to us / BL + WH = 88 / Tin roof blues / Land of make believe/  Solitude / Caravan / Ode to Billy Joe / Send one your love / Exepts from Trumpet Concerto.

(Soul Note SN 1025)

Milano, 27-5-81.

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Improvisation.Improvisation.

Jaki Byard, Ran Blake (p)

On Green Dolphin Street / Preludio / Chromatism / Wende / Tea For Two / Victoria / Sonata For Two Pianos.

(Soul Note 1022)

Giugno 1981.

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Live At The Royal Festival Hall.Live At The Royal Festival Hall.

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Peggy’s Blue Skylight / European Episode.

Jaki Byard, Howard Riley (p)

Round Midnight / Straight No Chaser.

(Leo LR 133)

Londra, 29-8-84.

Jaki Byard & Appollo Stompers Phantasies.Appollo Stompers Phantasies.

Roger Parrot, Al Bryant, John Eckert, Jim White (tp) Steve Wienberg, Steve Swell, Carl Reinlib, Bob Norden (tb) Stephen Calia (tb/b) Bob Torrente, Manny Boyd (sa) Jed Levy, Alan Givens (st) Preston Trombly (sb) Dan Licht (g) Jaki Byard (p) Ralph Hamperian (b) Richard Allen (dr) Deynce Byard, Diane Byard (vc-perc)

I May Be Wrong / Medley: Black and tan fantasy / Prelude to No.29 / Prelude to a kiss / Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me / One note to my wife / 5/4 Medley: Take five – Cinco quatro boogie woogie – Take 5 / Medley: Lonely woman – So what – Impressions – Olean visit – Some other spring – It’s too late – Tricotism – Lover man.

(Soul Note 1073) New York, 25-26 Settembre 1984.

Foolin’ Myself.Foolin’ Myself.

Jaki Byrd (p) Ralph Hamperian (b) Richard Allen (dr)

Suite 27: Waterfal, Highways, Skyways, Waterways / Oslo to Kristiansund to Malmoe / Searchlight No.2 / Stage I – Stage II / Breath / Foolin’ myself / Land of love.

(Soul Note 121125)

Sound Ideass Studio, New York, 25-8-88.

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Phantasies II.Appollo Stompers Phantasies2

Rodger Oarrett, Al Bryant, Graham Haynes, Jim White (tp) Carl Rienlieb, Steve Swell, Rick Davies, Steve Calial (tb) Bob Torrence, Susan Terry (sa) Jed Levy, Bruce Bud Revels (st) Don Slatoff (sb) Peter Liech (g) Jaki Byard (p) Ralph Hamperian (b) Richard Allen (dr) Vincent Lewis, Diane Byard (vc)

Manhattan / New York Is A Lonely Town / II V I / BJC Blues (Dedicated To B.B.King) / Up Jump One (Dedicated To Count Basie) / Concerto Grosso Parte 1: Mellow Septet / Concerto Grosso Parte 2: There Are Many Worlds / June Night / Send In The Clowns / Bright Moments.

(Soul Note 121175) New York, 22 e 24 Agosto 1988.

At Maybeck Recital Hall.At Maybeck

Jaki Byard (piano solo)

Hello Young Lovers / Tribute To The Ticklers / My One And Only Love / European Episode / Collage Of Thelonious Monk: ‘Round Midnight – Friday The Thirteenth – Ruby My Dear / Dedication To Art Blakey, Walter Davis, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland / Family Suite.

(Concord CCD 4511)

Berkeley, 8-9-91.

Changes Of Live.Changes Of Live.

Jaki Byard (p) Ralph Hamperian (b) Richard Bosky Allen (dr)

September Song / Solitude / The Changes Of Life / All Alone / Mandella / Giant Steps / Left Alone / Family Suite / Stardust.

(Melda C 20103)

30-31 Gennaio 1996.

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Night Leaves.Night Leaves.

Jaki Byard (p) David Eyges (cello/el)

Night Leaves / Gimme Some – Cinco Quatro Boogie Woogie / The Chase / Reflections / Why It Is / Waltz For Louise / Epietis, Phaedrus, Terence, Metis / Louise – One Notes To My Life / Toni / Broken Circle To Our Family.

(Browstone Rec.9708)

4-1-97.

July In Paris.July In Paris.

Jaki Byard (p) Ralph Hamperian (b) Richard Allen (dr)

After The Sun Disapppears – Xalithe Rose / C’est si bon / Lonely Woman – So What / Nostradamus / The High And The Mighty.

Stesso gruppo più Ricky Ford (st)

July In Paris / Medley: Round Midnight – Well You needn’t – Stages – My Mother’s Eye.

(Jazz Friend Pr.JFP 003)

Duc De Lombards, Parigi, 24-25 Agosto 1998.chiusura

BYAS DON CARLOS WESLEY. (ST)

Muskogee, Oklahoma. 21/10/1912. – Amsterdam, Olanda. 24/8/1972.

Figlio d’arte, i genitori entrambi musicisti, la madre di origini Cherokee ed il padre spagnolo hanno trasmesso al figlio la passione per la musica. Ha messo su il suo primo gruppo con i compagni di scuola la “Don Carlos And His Collegians Ramblers” nella quale egli suona il sax alto. Ha debuttato ufficialmente con l’orchestra di Bennie Moten. Ha suonato in seguito con Walter Page, quindi è passato a suonare il sax tenore ed è entrato a far parte del “Bert Johnson’s Sharps and Flats” nel 1933. In seguito ha suonato con Lionel Hampton, Eddie Barefield, con Buck Clayton nel 1937, Ethel Waters, Lucky Millinder, con Andy Kirk nel 1939, Edgar Hayes, Benny Carter. Nel 1941 è stato ingaggiato da Count Basie per rimpiazzare Lester Young. Lasciato Basie si è trasferito a New York per diventare uno degli idoli della 52° strada, ha suonato con Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie e Charlie Parker in quello che sembra essere stato il primo gruppo bop della storia del Jazz. Nella metà degli anni ’40 ha raggiunto il massimo del successo, era per taluni critici più considerato di Coleman Hawkins e di Lester Young. In questo periodo ha registrato “Laura” ritenuta la sua migliore performance. Ha inciso con gli Esquire All Stars, con Teddy Wilson, nel 1946 è venuto in Europa al seguito di Don Redman, finita la tournée ha lasciato Redman e si è stabilito a Parigi e poi ad Amsterdam con la moglie olandese. Ha fatto parte di orchestre e gruppi americani in tournée in Europa come l’orchestra di Duke Ellington e della JATP di Norman Granz. In Europa si è sentito più libero e più appagato, spesso unendosi ad altri celebri jazzman americani residenti in Francia come Kenny Clarke e Bud Powell. Nel 1970 è tornato in America solo per il Festival di Newport poi nel 1971 è andato in Giappone con Art Blakey. Il suo stile middlejazz, appena velato di bop, dal vibrato molto sensuale si confaceva soprattutto per le ballad; vibrato che ricorda quello di Lucky Thompson. Musicista inseritosi subito nel nuovo verbo, agevolato dalla sua preparazione armonica e dalla sua agilità mentale, ma non ne è mai diventato un vero protagonista, legato come era ai maestri della precedente generazione.

Discografia:

Midnight At Minton’s.Midnight At Minton’s.

Don Byas (st) Joe Guy (tp) Thelonious Monk (p) basso e batteria sconosciuti, Helen Humes (vc)

Stardust / Exactly Like You.

Don Byas (st) Joe Guy (tp) tromba, sax tenore, piano, basso e batteria sconosciuti.

Uptown.

Don Byas (st) Joe Guy (tp) tromba, piano, basso e batteria sconosciuti.

Body And Soul.

Don Byas (st) Joe Guy (tp) Thelonious Monk (p) basso sconosciuto, Kenny Clarke (dr)

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Indiana.

(Highnote HCD 7044) Minton’s Playhouse, New York, 1941.

Savoy Jam Party.Savoy Jam Party

Charlie Shavers (tp) Don Byas (st) Clyde Hart (p-cel) Slam Stewart (b) Jack Parker (dr)

Riffin’ And Jivin’ / Free And Easy / Free And Easy / Worried’n Blues / Don’s Idea / Don’s Idea / Savoy Jam Party / Savoy Jam Party / Just Can’t Make Up My Mind / What Do You Want With My heart / Bass C Jam.

(Savoy SJL 2213)

New York, 28-7-44.

Savoy Jam Party.

Charlie Shavers (tp) Rudy Williams (sa) Don Byas (st) Clyde Hart (p-cel) Slam Stewart (b) Jack Parker (dr)

Savoy Jam Party (parte 1 e 2) / Just Can’t Make Up MY Mind / What Do You Want With My Heart / Bass C Jam.

(Savoy SJL 2213) New York, 17-8-44.

Don Byas (st) Hot Lips Page (tp) Butch Hammond, Earl Bostic (sa) Ckyde Hart (p) Al Lucas (b) Jack Parker (dr)

My Gal Is Gone / Rockin’ At Ryan’s / Six Seven Eight Or Nine / You Need Coachin’ / The Foolish Things./ Fish For Supper / Frantic Blues / The Blues Jumped The Rabbit.

(Commodore XFL 14938) New York,29-9-44.

Shorty Rogers (tp) Vernon Brown (tb) Aaron Sach (cl) Don Byas (st) Bill Rowland (p) Billy Taylor (b) Cozy Cole (dr)

They Didn’t Believe Me.

New York, 2-2-45.

V-Disc All Stars.

Charlie Shavers (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Ernie Caceres (cl) Don Byas (st) Bill Clifton (p) Herb Ellis (g) Bob Haggart (b) Specs Powell (dr)

Rosetta.

New York, 7-12-44.

Don Byas (st) Joe Thomas (tp) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Billy Taylor (b) Cozy Cole (dr)

Should I / You Call It Madness / Jamboree Jump / Pennies From Heaven.

New York, 23-1-45.

Albinia Jones With Don Byas’Swing Seven.

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Gene Cedric (sa) Don Byas (st) Sammy Price (p) Leonard Ware (g) Oscar Smith (b) Harold”Doc”West (dr)

Evil Gale Blues / Salty papa Blues / Albinia’s Blues / Don’t You Wear No Black.

New York, 14-4-45.

Town Hall Concert.

Don Byas, Flip Phillips (st) Teddy Wilson (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell (dr)

Indiana / I Got Rhythm / Candy / Where Or When / I Know That You Know / Sweet And Lovely / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me.

Don Byas All Stars Quintet(London KMC 5003) Town Hall, New York, 9-6-45.

Don Byas All Stars Quintet.

Don Byas (st) Buck Clayton (tp) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Eddie Safransky (b) Denzil Best (dr)

Little White Lies / You Came Alomg / Deep Purple / Them There Eyes.

(Black & Blue)

New York, 27-6-45.

Don Byas Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Erroll Garner (p) Slam Stewart (b) Doc West (dr)

Harvard Blues / Three O’Clock In The Morning / Slammin’ Around / One O’Clock Jump.

New York, 30-8-45.

Don Byas Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Slam Stewart (b) C.J.Heard (dr)

Laura / Stardust / Slam Don’t Shake Like That / Dark Eyes.

New York, 6-9-45.

Don Byas Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Al Hall (b) Sidney Catlett (dr)

Embraceable You / The Sheik Of Araby / Melody In Swing / Superior Session.

New York, 12-9-45.

Don Byas And Orchestra.

Don Byas (st) tra gli altri: Jimmy Powell (sa) Hal Singer (st) Rube Blakey (viol)

Gyspy / Nancy / Poor Butterfly.

New York, autunno, 1945.

Don Byas All Stars Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Eddie Safransky (b) J.C.Heard (dr)

Avalon / Blue And Sentimental / Once In A While / My Melancholy Baby.

New York, 3-10-45.

Don Byas Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Erroll Garner (p) Slam Stewart (b) Harold Doc West (dr)

Humoresque / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Smoke In Your Eyes / Slamboree.

New York, 1-11-45.

Don Byas Quintette.

Benny Harris (tp) Don Byas (st) Jimmy Jones (p) Jophn Levy (b) Fred Radcliffe (dr)

Candy / How High The Moon / DonBy / Byas-a-Drink.

(Savoy) New York, 26-11-45.

Don Byas (st) Teddy Brannon (p-cel) Frank Skeete (b) Fred Radcliffe (dr)

I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) / London-Donnie / Old Folks / Cherokee / September In The Rain.

New York, 17-5-46.

Don Byas (st) Sanford Gold (p) Lleonard Gaskin (b) Max Roach (dr)

Living My Life / To Each His Own / They Say It’s Wonderful / Cynthia’s Song / September Song / Saint Louis Blues / I Found A New Baby / Marie.

New York, 21-8-46.

Don Byas In Paris.Don Byas In Paris

Peanuts Holland (tp-vc) Tyree Glenn (tb) Don Byas (st) Billy Taylor (p) Ted Strugis (b) Buford Oliver (dr)

Working Eyes / Peanuts Butter Blues / Mohawk Special.

Don Byas (st) Billy Taylor (p) Ted Strugis (b) Buford Oliver (dr)

Gloria.

Parigi, 18-10-46.

Don Byas (st) Billy Taylor (p) Jean Bouchety (b) Buford Oliver (dr)

I’m Beginning To See The Light / Rosetta / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Body And Soul / Blue And Sentimental.

(Prestige 7598) Parigi, 4-12-46.

Peanuts Holland (tp) Tyree Glenn (tb) Hubert Rostaing (cl) Don Byas (st) Billy Taylor (p) Jean-Jacques Tilche (g) Jean Bouchety (b) Oliver Buford (dr)

Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone / Mad Monk / Billie’s Bounce / I Surrender Dear.

Parigi, 13-6-47.

Don Byas Ree Boppers.

Peanuts Holland (tp-vc) Don Byas (st) Billy Taylor (p) Jean Jacques Tilche (g) Jean Bouchety (b) Buford Oliver (dr)

Walking Around / How High The Moon / Red Cross / Laura / Cement Mixer / Dynamo A.

Parigi, 27-1-47.

Don Byas And His Orchestra.

Don Byas (st) Jack Dieval (p) Jean Jacques Tilche (g) Lucien Simoens (b) Armand Molinetti (dr)

These Foolish Things / Humoresque / Stormy Weather / Riffin’And Jivin’ / I Can’t Explain / Blues For Panassie.

Parigi, 12-6-47.

Don Byas Y Las Estrellas de Ritmo Y Melodia.

Don Byas (st) Jose Puertas (tp) George Johnson (sa) Damian Coes (p) Jose Ballester (g) Sebastian Morera (b) Antonio Bardaji Chispa (dr) Louie Williams (vc)

Janine / Byas Jump.

Barcellona, ottobre, 1947.

Don Byas & Louis Rovira Y Su Orchestra.

Don Byas (st) Louis Rovira (sa-dir) altri non identificati.

Riffin’And Jivin’.

Madrid, fine 1947.

Don Byas And His Quartet.

Don Byas (st) Beryl Booker (p) John Simmons (b) Fred Radcliffe (dr)

You Go To My Head / Don’t You Know I Care.

New York, inizio, 1948.

Don Byas Big Four.

Don Byas (st) Bernard Peiffer (p) Jean Bouchety (b) Roger Paraboschi (dr)

All The Things You Are / All The Thing s You Are.

Parigi, 4-1-49.

Don Byas In Paris.

Bill Coleman (tp) Don Byas (st) Bernard Peiffer (p) Jean Bouchety (b) Roger Paraboschi (dr)

What Is This Thing Called Love / Yesterdays / Lover Man / St.Louis Blues / Liza / Blues At Noon.

(Prestige 7598) Parigi, 5-1-49.

Don Byas And His Orchestra.

Don Byas (st) Art Simmons (p) Jean-Jacques Tilche (g) Roger Grasset (b) Claude Marty (dr)

Summertime / Stardust / Ol’Man River.

Parigi, 4-7-50.

Don Byas et ses Rhythmes.

Don Byas (st) Art Simmons (p) Jean-Jacques Tilche (g) Roger Grasset (b) Claude Marty (dr)

It’s The Talk Of The Town / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody.

Parigi, 4-7-50.

Don Byas (st) ed altri da identificare.

Flamingo / Night And Day / The Man I Love / Georgia In My Mind / Easy To Love / Over The Raimbow / Where or When / Just One Of Those Things / Mean To Me / Live And Love Tonight / I Know That You Know / Blue Lou / You’re Look To Me.

Parigi, 1951.

Memorial Don Byas.

Don Byas (st) Maurice Vander (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Benny bennett (dr)

Tenderly / C’est Vous Cherie / Chloe.

Parigi, Novembre 1951.

Don Byas (st) Art Simmons (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Bill Clarke (dr)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Old Folks At Home / Don’t Blame Me / I Cover The Waterfront.

Parigi, Marzo 1952.

En ce temps-là.

Parigi, 16-3-52.

Somebody Loves Me / Riviera Blues / Laura.

Parigi, 17-3-52.

Don Byas et ses Rhythmes.

Don Byas (st) Art Simmons (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Bill Clark (dr)

Somebody Loves Me / I Cover The Waterfront / Old Folks / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Riviera Blues / Laura.

(Verve MGN 12) Parigi, 10-4-52.

Yesterdays.Yesterdays.

OOh-Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bee / I Can’t Get Started / Yesterdays / School Days / Lady Be Good / Birk’s Works / Groovin’ High / Oop-Pop-A-Da

Don Byas (st) Dizzy Gillespie (tr,vc) Pierre Michelot (b) Bill Tamper (tb) Pierre Lemarchand (b) Hubert Fol (sa) Raymond Fol (p)

(Moon Records)

Teatro Nuovo, Milano 7-8 Aprile 1952.

Don Byas And His Rhythm.

Don Byas (st) Arnold Ross Rosoemberg (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Bill Clark (dr)

En Ce Temps La / La Bas.

Parigi, Marzo-Aprile 1952.

Don Byas And Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie (tp-vc) Bill Tamper (tb) Hubert Fol (sa) Don Byas (st) Raymond Fol (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Pierre Lemarchand (dr)

Ooh Shoo-be-doo-bee / I Can’t Get Started / Yesterdays / School Days / Oh Lady Be Good / Birks’Works / Groovin’High / Oop-pop-a-da.

Teatro Nuovo, Milano, 7-8 Aprile 1952.

Don Byas (st) Christian Chevalier (p) Geo Daly (vib) Pierre Micheloy (b) Richie Frost (dr)

I Can’t Help Lovin’That Man / I’m In The Mood For Love / Lover / Lazy River / Ob The Sunny Side Of The Street / My Blue Heaven / Them There Eyes / Linger A-While.

Don Byas (st) Martial Solal (p) Pierre Micheloy (b) Benny Bennett (dr)

Remember My Forgotten Man / If I Had You / Lover Man / Can’t Give You Anything But Love.

Parigi, 18-7-52.

Don Byas (st) Mary Lou Williams (p) Alvin Buddy Banks (b) Gerard Pochonnet (dr)

O.W. / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Moonglow / Mary’s Waltz / N.M.E. / Why..

Parigi, 2-12-53.

Don Byas (st) Beryl Booker (p-vc) Bonnie Wetzel (b) Elaine Leighton (dr)

Beryl Booker’s Buy’s Ed Blues / Makin’ Woopee / I Should Care.

Parigi, Febbraio 1954.

Don Byas (st) Martial Solal (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Pierre Lemarchand (dr)

Time On My Hands / Blues For Don Carlos / Sweet Lorraine / April In Paris / G.D.B..

Don Byas (st) Maurice Vander (p) Sadi (vib) Pierre Michelot (b) Benny Bennet (dr)

Lover Come Back To Me / I Can’t Get Started.

Parigi, 10-5-55.

Don Byas (st) Maurice Vander (p) Sadi (vib) Pierre Michelot (b) Benny Bennet (dr)

Just One Of Those Things.

Parigi, 11-5 55.

Don Byas (st) Maurice Vander (p) Sadi (vib) Pierre Michelot (b) Roger Paraboschi (dr)

Fine And Dandy.

(Double Music Cetra DPU 80 2LP)

Parigi, 12-5-55.

Don Byas (st) Fats Sadi (vib) Maurice Vander (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Benny Bennett (dr)

Lover Come Back To Me / Jordu / Anarole.

Parigi, 9-5-55.

Tribute To Cannonball.Tribute To Cannonball.

Don Byas (st) Bud Powell (p) Idrees Sulieman (tp) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Just One Of Those Things / Jackie My Little Car / Cherokee / I Remember Clifford / Good Bait / Jeannine / All The Things You Are / Jackie / Myth.

(CBS 456550) Parigi, 1961

Don Byas (st) Bud Powell (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Joe Harris (dr)

I Remember Clifford.

Stesso gruppo più Idrees Sulieman (tp)

All The Things You Are.

Coblenza, Germania, 3-1-63.

Anthropology.Anthropology.

Don Byas (st) Bent Axen (p) Niel-Henning O-Pedersen (b) William Schioppe (dr)

Anthropology / Moonlight In Vermont / Billie’s Bounce / Night In Tunisia / Don’t Blame Me.

(Black Lion BLP 30 126)

Copenhagen, 13-1-63.

Don Byas (st) Bent Axen (p) Niel-Henning O-Pedersen (b) William Schioppe (dr)

There Will Never be Another You / Walkin’ / Yesterdays / All the Things You Are / Lady Bird / Lover Man

(Black Lion)

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, 14-1-63.

Autumn Leaves.Autumn Leaves.

Don Byas (st) Stan Tracey (p) Rick Laird (b) Tony Crombie (dr)

Ronnie’s Intro / Autumn Leaves / I Remember Clifford / Bag’s Groove / All The Things You Are / Ladybird / Moonlight In Vermont / Walkin’.

(Jazz House JHAS 613)

9-9-65.

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Don Byas Featuring Sir Charles Thompson.

Don Byas (st) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Isla Eckinger (b) Peter Schmidin (dr)

Autumn Leaves.

(Storyville STCD 8308) Baden, 29-4-67.

Ben Webster & Don Byas At Karlsruhe.

Ben Webster, Don Byas (st) Tete Montoliu (p) Peter Trunk (b) Albert Heath (dr)

Darn That Dream / Stardust / Perdido.

SWF Radio Studio, Karlsruhe, Germania, 31 Gennaio 1968.

Don Byas Meets Ben Webster.Meets Ben Webster.

Don Byas, Ben Webster (st) Tete Montoliu (p) Peter Trunk (b) Albert Heath (dr)

Sunday / Perdido / Blues For Dottie Mae / Caravan / Lullaby To Dottie Mae / When Ash Meets Henry.

(Prestige 7692)

Villingen, Germania Est, 1-2 Febbraio 1968.chiusura

BYERS BILLY MITCHELL WILLIAMS (TB-ARR)

Los Angeles, California. 1/5/1927. – Malibu, California, 1/5/1996.

Ha iniziato da ragazzo a studiare pianoforte e composizione. A 14 anni è stato colpito da una grave forma di artrite alle mani e quindi è stato costretto a cambiare strumento. E’ così passato al trombone con il quale ha esordito nel 1942 con gli Karl Kiffe’s Hollywood Canteen Kids, iniziando a lavorare negli studios di Hollywood ed a fare del jazz con George Auld nel 1949, per poi suonare con l’orchestra di Buddy Rich. Ha svolto molta parte della sua vita musicale alla radio, alla televisione ed in sale di incisione, dovunque ha portato la sua grande abilità di arrangiatore di avanguardia. Ha collaborato con Woody Herman, Charlie Ventura, Cootie Williams nel 1957, con Johnny Richards nel 1958, Ernie Wilkins, Manny Alban, con Quincy Jones nel 1961, sia come arrangiatore che come solista. Ha accompagnato Sarah Vaughan nel 1980. Ha lavorato a lungo per la RCA Victor ed è stato anche direttore della MGM di Parigi e qui ha registrato tra gli altri con: Martian Solal, Christian Chevalier, Sacha Distel, Kenny Clarke, Henri Renaud.

Composizioni:

Robot portrait – Twitch (The)

Discografia:

Lullaby of Birdland.Billy Byers Lullaby of Birdland.

Ernie Royal, Jimmy Nottingham, Bernie Glow, Nick Travis (tp) Billy Byers (tb-arr-dir) Chauncey Welsch, Urbie Green (tb) Gene Quill, Hal McKusick (sa) Zoot Sims (st) Al Cohn (st-arr) Sol Schlinger (sb) Hank Jones (p) Billy Mure (g) Milt Hinton (b) Don Lamond (dr)

Lullaby of Birdland / The chant.

New York, 17-8-55.

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The Jazz Workshop. Billy Byers The Jazz Workshop.

Bernie Glow (tp) Billy Byers, Urbie Green, Fred Ohms, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Al Cohn (cl-st-sb) Moe Wechsler (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

The great rationalization / Chinese water torture / Billy Bones / Misty Osie.

New York, 9-12-55.

Nick Travis (tp) Billy Byers (tb) Phil Woods (Phil Funk) (sa) Moe Wechsler (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Back in your own backyard / Funky music box / Thou swell / The tickler.

New York, 23-12-55.

Billy Byers (tb) Jerry Sanfino (cl) Joe Venuto (vib) Moe Wechsler (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) sezione di archi.

You’re mine, you / Alone together / Sunday / I see a million people.

(RCA Victor LPM1269) New York, 30-12-55.

Byers’ Guide.Billy Byers Byers’ Guide.

Joe Newman (tp) Billy Byers (tb) Gene Quill (cl-sa) Lou Stein (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Byers’ guide / Dialogue in F / Who’s cool? / April’s delight / Fingernails on the windowpane / Happiness is just a thing called Joe / I found a million dollar baby / Gin and catatonic / Tribute to the West / Which one is Sali? / Basin Street blues.

(Jazztone J722, J1276)

New York, 1956.

Jazz On The Left Bank. Billy Byers Jazz On The Left Bank.

Dickie Mills (tp) Billy Byers (tb) William Boucaya (st-sb) Martial Solal (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Wes Ilcken (dr) .

Salute to you / Softly, as in a morning sunrise / There will never be another you / Jaguar /The long night / Patti’s New York blues / I guess / You don’t know what love is / Sixty-eight / Leila.

(Philips 880.112)

Parigi, 13 e 16-9-56.

Impressions Of Duke Ellington.Billy Byers Impressions Of Duke Ellington.

Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Wayne Andre, Tony Studd (tb) Jimmy Buffington, Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, Bob Northern (fh) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Jerry Dodgion, Eric Dixon, Sol Schlinger (reeds-fl) Patti Bown (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Ed Shaughnessy, Eddie Costa (perc) Billy Byers (dir)

Mood Indigo / Just Squeeze me / All Too Soon / Solitude.

New York, 29-12-61.

Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Jack Rains, Tony Studd (tb) Jimmy Buffington, Ray Alonge, Julius Watkins, Bob Northern (fh) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Jerry Dodgion, Spencer Sinatra, Sol Schlinger (reeds-fl) Patti Bown (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Ed Shaughnessy, Eddie Costa (perc)

Caravan / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Chelsea Bridge / I’m Beginning To See The Light.

New York, 5-1-62.

Stesso organico con Al De Risi per Severinsen e Eric Dixon per Sinatra.

Sophisticated Lady / Rake The A Train.

(Mercury PPM 2028-PPS 6028) New York, 12-1-62.chiusura

BYG.

Compagnia discografica ed etichetta francese, fondata a Parigi nel 1969 da Jacques Bisceglia, Jean-Luc Young e Jean Georgakarakos. Il marchio è composto dalle iniziali dei tre fondatori. Ha avuto un intenso periodo di attività nei primi dieci anni, la maggior parte della sua produzione è concentrata sui gruppi americani di free jazz, Don Cherry, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sunny Murray, Archie Shepp, Dave Burrell e Clifford Thornton. Ha continuato anche in seguito su questa linea, anche se con un rallentamento di produzione. chiusura

BYRD CHARLIE CHARLES L. (G)

Suffolk, Virginia. 16/9/1925. – Annapolis, Maryland. 2/12/1999.

Ha avuto un solo insegnante nel padre anch’egli chitarrista ed ha debuttato nel 1947 a New York con il gruppo di Sol Yaged. Ha poi suonato con Joe Marsala, con Barbara Carroll nel 1948 e con Freddie Slak nel 1949. Per un certo periodo ha lasciato la chitarra ed il jazz, si è impegnato a studiare armonia e suonare con Andres Segovia. In seguito è tornato al jazz con qualche licenza nella classica. Ha suonato con Woody Herman nel 1959, con Stan Getz, Barney Kessel, Laurindo Almeida. Non ha subito l’influenza di nessun chitarrista di Jazz, tanto da essere considerato uno strumentista ai limiti del jazz. Deve la sua popolarità all’avvento della bossa nova, nel cui modello si è identificato. Musicista di indubbia maestria, pacato e sensibile, predilige suonare la chitarra acustica per trarne giri melodici di grande fascino e nei quali è presente il flamenco. Musicista che è riuscito a suonare con maestria tutto ciò che può essere interpretato con la chitarra, da Bach alla Bossa nova. E’ stato lui a contribuire a suscitare interesse per la musica brasiliana da parte dei musicisti di jazz, tra i quali Stan Getz.

Composizioni:

Blues for night people – Caucao de minar para Carol – Ela Me Deixou – O passarlo – Samba dees days – She has gone – To ginny – Wich side ore you on.

Discografia:

Jazz Recital.Jazz Recital.

Tom Newson (fl) Charlie Byrd (g)

Prelude / My Funny Valentine / Little Girl Blue / My Heart Stood Still / Interlude.

Tom Newson (fl) Charlie Byrd (g) Al Lucas (b) Bobby Donaldson (dr)

A Foggy Day / Spanish Guitar Blues / Chuck A Tuck / Hommage To Charlie Christian / Love Letters / Spring Is Here.

(Savoy MG 12099) New York, 4-2-57.

Midnight Guitar.Midnight Guitar.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keeter Betts (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Blues For The Night People: First Show / Blues For The Night People: Two O’Clock Funk / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Blue Prelude This Can’t Be Love / Jive At Five.

(Savoy SJL 1121)

New York, 4-8-57.

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Jazz at the Showboat. Jazz at the Showboat.

Bobby Felder (v/tb) Buck Hill (st) Kenneth Pasmanick (bassoon) T. Carson (p) Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b-cello) Bertell Knox (dr)

Byrd’s word / Bobby in bassoonville / Tri-X / What’s new? / Buck’s hill.

Charlie Byrd (g) Ginny Byrd (vc)

Don’t explain / Blue turning grey over you.

Charlie Schneer (p) Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b-cello) Eddie Phyfe (dr)

Satin doll / Conversation piece / Top’s tune / Stompin’ at the Savoy.

Washington, D.C., Gennaio 1958.

Byrd in the Wind. Byrd in the Wind.

Buck Hill (st) Charlie Schneer (p) Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bertell Knox (dr) Ginny Byrd (vc)

Copacabana / Showboat shuffle / Keeter’s dirty blues / Stars fell on Alabama / You’d be so nice to come home to / Cross your heart / You came a long way from St. Louis / Georgia on my mind.

Richard White (oboe) Wallace Mann (fl) Kenneth Pasmanick (bassoon) Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bertell Knox (dr)

Swing ‘59 / Love letters / You’re a sweetheart / Wait till you see her.

(Riverside) Washington, D.C., 1959.

Mr.Guitar.Mr.Guitar.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Beets (b) Bertell Knox (dr)

Blues For Felix / Gypsy In My Soul / In A Mellow Tone / Prelude To A Kiss / Travelin’On / Play Fiddle Play / Funky Flamenco / My One And Only / Mama I’ll Be Home Someday / How Long Has This Been Going On / Who Cares / Lay The Lily Low.

(Riverside RS 9450)

New York, 1959-1960.

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Charlie’s Choice. Charlie’s Choice.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Buddy Deppenschmidt (dr)

Taking a chance on love / Moonlight in Vermont / Speak low / Nuages / Everything I’ve got belongs to you / Makin’ whoopee / Django / Nice work if you can get it / The house of the rising sun / Ring them harmonics / Taboo / To Ginny.

(Offbeat)

Washington, D.C., 1960.

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Which Side Are You On.Which Side Are You On.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Beets (b) Buddy Depperschmidt (dr)

Just Squeeze Me / Why Was I Born / You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Fantasia On: “Wich Side Are You On”.

(Riverside 673 029)

Village Vanguard, New York, 15-1-61.

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Blue Sonata.Blue Sonata.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

The Blue Sonata: Polonaise Pour Pietro – Ballad In B Minor – Scherzo For An Old Shee.

Charlie Byrd (g) Barry Harris (p) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Alexander’s Rigtime Band / Jordu / That Old Devil Called Love / Zing! Wente The Strings Of My Hearth.

(Riverside OLP 3009) New York, 23-24 Ottobre 1961.

Bird At Village Vanguard.Bird At Village Vanguard

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Beets (b) Buddy Depperschmidt (dr)

Just Squeeze Me / Why Was I Born / You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Fantasia su ”Wich Side Are You On”.

(OJC OJCCD 669)

Village Vanguard, New York, inverno 1961.

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The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Beets (b) Buddy Depperschmidt (dr)

Taking A Chance On Love / Moonlight In Vermont / Speak Low / Nuages / Everythng I’ve Got Belongs To You / Makin’ Whoopee / Django / Nice Work If You Can Get It / The House Olf The Rising Sun / Ring Theme Harmonics / Taboo / To Gimmy..

(Riverside OLP 3007) Luogo e data sconosciuti.

Charlie Bird And His Bossa Nova Music.

Charlie Byrd (g) Gene Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

One Note Samba / Azul Tiple / The Duke.

New York, 1962.

Latin Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Beets (b) Buddy Depperschmidt (dr)

Coisa Mais Linda / Desafinado / Ela Me Deixou.

Stesso gruppo con Gene Byrd (g)

Samba De Uma Nota So / Carnaval.

Stesso gruppo più orchestra d’archi diretta da Walter Raim.

Mediticao / Yvone / O Barquinho / Samba Triste.

Stesso gruppo con : Earl Swope (tb) Gene Byrd (b-g) Charlie Hampton (sa-fl) Willie Rodriguez (perc)

Voce E Eu / Ho-ba-la-la / O Passarao.

New York, 28-9 e 1-10-62.

Stesso gruppo con : Samuel Ramsey (fh) Gene Byrd (b-g) Buddy Deppendschmidt (dr-perc) John Martin, Dorothy Stahl, Franz Viashek, Morris Kirshbaum (cello)

Oufra Vez (Once More) / Insensatez / Three Note Samba / Saudade De Bahia / Socegadamente (Softly) / Chega De Saudade.

Stesso gruppo con : Hal Posey (tp-flic) Tommy Gwaltney (vib) Gene Byrd (g-b) Buddy Deppendschmidt (dr-perc)

Presente De Natal / Samba De Minha Terra / Limnhouse Blues / Anna / Cancao De Nimar Para Carol.

(Riverside 436) New York, 5-10-62.

Latin Impressions.Latin Impressions.

Charlie Byrd (g) Gene Byrd (g-b) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichembach (dr)

The Duck / Amor Flamengo / Azul Tiple / Cançion Di Argentina / Carnaval / Homage A Villa Lobos / Bogota / Mexican Song n.1 / Mexican Song n.2 / Samba De Uma Nota So / Galopera / Vals.

(Riverside RLP 427)

1962.

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Byrd At The Gate.Byrd At The Gate.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Shiny Stockings / Blues For Night People / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Where Are The Hebrew Children.

Charlie Byrd (g) Seldon Powell (st) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

More / Ela Me Deixou.

Clark Terry (tp) Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Butter And Egg Man / Some Other Spring.

(Riverside RM 467) Village Gate, New York, 9-10 Maggio 1963.

Latin Byrd.Latin Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Bill Reichembach (dr-perc) con formazioni varie.

Meditacao / Samba De Uma Nota So / Yvone / Voce E Eu / Coisa Mas Linda / O Barquinho/ Desafinado / Samba Triste / Carnaval / Ho-ba-la-la / Ela Me Deixou / O Passarao / Outra Vez / Presente De Natal / Insensatez / Three Note Samba / Samba Da Minha Terra / Limenhouse Blues / Saudade De Bahia / Anna / Socegadamente / Chega De Saudade / Cancao De Nima Para Carol.

(Milestone 47005)

New York – Washington 1962-63.

Guitar Showcase.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b-cello) Bertell Knox (dr)

Gypsy In My Soul / My One And Only / In A Mellow Tone / Prelude To A Kiss / How Long Has This Been Goin’ On.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b-cello) Buddy Deppenschmitd (dr)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream ( Conversation Piece.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b-cello) Eddie Phyle (dr)

Satin Doll / Just Squeeze Me.

(Riverside RM 001) Luogo e data sconociuti.

Charlie Byrd’s Bossa Nova-Once More.Charlie Byrd’s Bossa Nova-Once More.

Charlie Byrd (g) Keter Betts (b) Gene Byrd (g-b) Bill Reinbach, Buddy Depperschmidt (dr-perc) John Martin, Doroty Stahl/ Franz Vlashik, Morris Kirshbaun (cello) Samuel Ramsey (fh)

Outra Vez / Insensatez / Three Note Samba / Saudade De Bahia / Socegadamente / Chega De Saudade.

(Riverside RM 454)

Washington, 1963.

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Brazilian Byrd. Brazilian Byrd.

Joe Grimm (sa) Charlie Byrd (g) Tommy Newsom (arr-dir) altri da identificare.

Corcovado (Quiet nights) / Jazz ‘n’ samba (So danco samba) / That look you wear (Este seu olhar) / The girl from Ipanema / Samba do aviao / Engano / Amor e paz / Dindi / Cancao do amor demais / As praias desertas / Samba torto / Someone to light up my life.

(Columbia CL2337)

New York, 21-12-64 & 1-1 e 8-2-65.

Brazilian Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g)

Un Abraço Do Bonfa / Voce E Eu / Coisa Mais Linda / Desafinado / Bim Bom / Ho Ba La La / Ela Me Dixou / O Passarao / Presente De Natal / Samba De Minha Terra / Limenhouse Blues / Cançao De Ninar Para Carol.

(Riverside 673 027) New York, 21-12-64 & 1-2 e 8-2-65.

Travelin’ man. Travelin’ man.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Medley : The folks who live on the hill – Yesterdays / Travelin’ man / In the name of love / Mama I’ll be home someday / I hear a rhapsody / U.M.M.G. / Do I hear a waltz? / I will wait for you / Blues for Felix / Squeeze me / Nuages.

(Columbia CL2435)

Live “Showboat”, Washington, D.C., 16-18 Marzo 1965.

Charlie Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Satin doll / Chim chim cherie / Nuages / Samba de orfeu / Manha de carnival.

(Giganti del Jazz  GJ65) Live, anni ’60.

Touch of Gold:

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Baby love / Walk right in / Yesterday.

(Columbia 43504) New York, 24-11-65.

Charlie Byrd Trio.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Les parapluies de Cherbourg / L’adieu.

Live “Showboat”, Washington, D.C., 1966.

Norwegian wood / It was a very good year / A taste of honey.

New York, 31-1-66.

The shadow of your smile / Michelle / Bonanza / Dulcinea / In my room.

(Columbia CL2504) New York, 28-3-66.

Father Malcolm Boyd & Charlie Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Father Malcolm Boyd (vc-g)

It’s morning, Jesus, it’s morning and here’s that light and sound all over again.

(Columbia 4-43942) Concert, “United Church of Christ”,New York, 8-4-66.

Christmas Carols for Solo Guitar.

Charlie Byrd (g)

O holy night / Silent night, holy night / Hark ! the herald angels sing / Coventry carol / We three kings.

New York, 1-6-66.

O little town of Bethlehem

New York, 1 o 3-6-66.

The bells of Bethlehem / God rest ye merry gentlemen / Do you hear what I hear? / Joy to the world / What child is this? / Good King Wenceslas / The first Noel / It came upon the midnight clear.

(Columbia CL2555) New York, 3-6-66.

Byrdland.Byrdland

Hal Posey (tp-flic) Teo Macero (st) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

I’ll be around / Theme from “Mr. Lucky”.

Los Angeles, 25-8-66.

Samba de Orpheu / Arabesque.

Los Angeles, 26-8-66.

Meditation / Girl / Work song / Blues for Chi / It’s so peaceful in the country / Manha de carnaval / Tomorrow belongs to me / In the arms of love.

(Columbia CL2592) Los Angeles, 27-8-66.

Father Malcolm Boyd & Charlie Byrd.

Father Malcolm Boyd (vc-g) Charlie Bird (g)

It’s Christmas again, Jesus,

(Columbia 4-43942) New York, 22-10-66.

Hollywood Byrd. Hollywood Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) con grande orchestra e coro diretti da Tommy Newsom.

A time for love / Georgy girl / Born free / Moment to moment.

New York, 17-2-67.

Alfie / The wishing doll / Wish me a rainbow / Any Wednesday / I’ll be back.

(Columbia CL2652) New York, 18-2-67.

More Brazilian. More Brazilian.

Charlie Byrd (g) con grande orchestra e coro diretti Tommy Newsom (arr)

A felicidade / How insensitive / Little boat / One note samba / Esperando o sol / Agua de beber / Foi a saudade.

New York, 17-4-67.

Bermimbau / Jequibau / Pretty butterfly / Weekend in Guaruja.

(Columbia CL2692) New York, 19-4-67.

Sketches of Brazil. Sketches of Brazil.

Charlie Byrd (g)

Prelude 1 / Prelude 2 / Prelude 3 / Prelude 4 / Prelude 5 / Etude 1 / Etude 5 / Etude 7 / Etude 8 / Etude 11.

(Columbia CS9582)

New York, Giugno 1967.

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Hit Trip. Hit Trip.

Charlie Byrd (g) altri non identificati.

Love is blue / Wait until dark / Talk to the animals / Live for life / Look of love / Shiny stockings / Up, up / A man and a woman / Sunny / Barefoot in the park / If I were a rich man.

(Columbia CS9627)

New York, 1968.

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Delicately. Delicately.

Mario Darpino (fl) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b)

Theme from “The Fox” / Somewhere my love / Theme from “Valley of the dolls” / Try to remember / Two for the road / When I look in your eyes / Soon it’s gonna rain / Once upon a time / By the time I get to Phoenix / Sunrise, sunset / Sunday morning.

(Columbia CS9667)

New York, 1968.

Charlie Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g)

I don’t have to take it.

New York, 14-8 e 5-9-68.

Lullaby from “Rosemary’s baby’s” / Happy together.

New York, 6-9-68.

Wichita lineman.

(Columbia 4-44782) New York, 7-12-68.

Let Go. Let Go.

Mario Darpino (fl) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr)

Let go / Medley: Mood indigo / Satin doll / Blues 13 / Bird of paradise / Promises, promises / Lonely princess / This guy’s in love with you.

Live “Hong Kong Bar”, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 27-2-69.

Here’s that rainy day / Esperando o sol / How long has this been going on?.

(Columbia CS9869) Live “Hong Kong Bar”, Los Angeles, 28-2-69.

Aquarius.The Stroke of Genius.

Charlie Byrd (g)

Aquarius / Let the sun shine in / My way / Galveston gal / Time of the season / Julia / You’ve made me so very happy / The way it used to be / Traces / While my guitar gently weeps / Happy heart / Where’s the playground Susie?.

(Columbia CS9841)

New York, 1-4-69.

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Charlie Byrd (g) altri non identificati.

I’ll walk with the rain / Frank Mills / Her majesty / Donna / Sabato sera / Come together / Let it be / Laia Ladaia / Bridge over troubled water / End of the road / Sabia.

(Columbia CS1053)

New York, 1970.

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The Stroke of Genius.

Hal Posey (tp-flic) Mario Darpino (fl) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr) Michael Redding (dr-perc)

Southern rider / Something / Everybody’s talkin’ / Pavanne / Something pretty / Wave / Nothing but a fool / Brown baby / What is a friend / Pretty butterfly / Sonatina / Something like the blues.

(Columbia C30380) New York, 1970.

For All We Know (theme from Love Story).For All We Know

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Bill Reichenbach (dr) Bobby Rosengarden (dr) John A. Pompeo (perc) Airto Moreira (perc)

Theme from “Love Story” / Tea for two / I do not know a day I did not love you / Burgalesa / Byrdman / Here comes the sun / Superstar / It’s impossible / A lotta box / House of the rising sun / For all we know / I want to be happy / Lolita / Mr. Bojangles / I let a song go out of my heart / See me, feel me / Venezuelan waltz n.2 / Nortina J & B / Going, going, gone.

(Columbia G30622) New York, 1971.

Charlie Byrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Larry Ridley (b) Al Harewood (dr)

Introduction / It don’t mean a thing / You’ve got a friend / Jitterbug waltz.

(Columbia KG31045) Live “Town Hall”, New York, 14-8-71.

Onda Nueva (The new wave).Onda Nueva

Charlie Byrd, Aldemaro Romero (g) altri non identificati.

You get me crazy (Tonta, gafa y boba) / It never ends (Anauco) / What the world need now is love / Sueno de una nina grande / Moliendo Cafe / Romance / El gavilan / Pajarillo en onda nueva / Pray for me, I’m in love (Tema de amor) / El catire / Carretera.

(Columbia C31025)

New York, 1972.

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Crystal Silence.Crystal Silence.

Charlie Byrd (g-g/el) Joe Byrd (b-b/el) Bill Reichenbach (dr) orchestra e sezione di archi diretta da Ed Bogas (arr)

500 miles high / We’ve only just begun / Crystal silence / Southern cross / La prima palabra / Song for Autumn / Balada para el.

(Fantasy F9429)

New York, Aprile 1973.

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Charlie Byrd Swings Downtown.Swings Downtown.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Wayne Phillips (dr)

Solace / Alexander’s ragtime band / Triste / Limehouse blues / Medley : I only have eyes for you – Star dust / Swing 59 / Hey Jude / Feelings / I write the songs.

(Improv IMP7116)

Live “Downtown Club”, Buffalo, NY, Giugno, 1976.

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Direct Disc Recording.Direct Disc Recording.

Bill Reichenbach (tb) Paula Hatcher (fl) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Wayne Phillips (dr)

Moliendo / Old hymn / At seventeen / Swing 39 / It’s all clear to me now / Something / Moonlight serenade / This can’t be love / Mama, I’ll be home someday.

(Crystal Clear CCS8002)

San Francisco, 1977.

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Isn’t Romantic.Isn’t Romantic.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Chuck Rigges (dr)

Isn’t Romantic / I Could Write A Book / Cheek To Cheek / The Very Thought Of You / Thou Swell / One Morning In May / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / There’s A Small Hotel / Someone To Watch Over Me / I Thought About You.

(Concord CJ 252)

New York, Marzo 1984.

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Byrd & Brass.Byrd & Brass.

David Cran (tp-flic) Robert Stuggs (tp) Arthur Brooks (fh) Wayne Wells (tb) Robert Posten (tb) Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Chuck Redd (dr)

Strike Up The Band / Byrd & Brass / Thou Swell / En Memoria De Chano Pozo / Solitude / Franz Und Johann / I’m Gettin’Sentimental Over You / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

(Concord Jazz CJ 304)

Baltimore, Aprile 1986.

It’s A Wonderful World.It’s A Wonderful World.

Charlie Byrd (g) Scott Hamilton (st) John Goldsby (b) Cuck Redd (dr)

It’s A Wonderful Words / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / My Shining Hour / I Got It Bad And That An’t Good / Caravan / Street Of Dreams / Fine And Dandy / Mood Indigo / Bernie’s Tune / Don’t You Know I Care / Let’s Fall In Love.

(Concord Jazz CCD 4374)

New York, Agosto 1988.

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Bluebyrd.Bluebyrd.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b-vc) Wayne Phillips (dr)

It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) / Vou Vivendo / Nice WorkIf You Can Get It / Jitterburg Waltz / Soft Lights And Sweet Music / I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues / This Can’t Be Love / Carinhoso / Mama I’ll Be Home Someday / Isn’t It A Lovely Day / Saturday Night Fish Fry.

(Concord Jazz CCD 4082)

San Francisco, Agosto 1988.

The Bossa Nova Years.The Bossa Nova Years.

Ken Peplowski (cl-sa-st) Charlie Byrd (g) Dennis Irwin (b) Chuck Redd (dr) Michael Spiro (perc)

Meditation / One Note Samba / Corcovado / Triste / Dindi / O Pato / Gril From Ipanema / How Sensitive / Wave / Pra Dizer Adeus / O Nosso Amor / Samba De Orfeu.

(Concord CCD 4468)

Hollywood, 16-17 Aprile 1991.

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I’ve Got the World on a String.I’ve Got the World on a String.

Charlie Byrd (g-vc) Joe Byrd (b) Chuck Redd (dr)

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter / Blue skies / How deep is the ocean / Gee baby, ain’t I good to you? / I’ve got the world on a string / Goody goody / They can’t take that away from me / Aalon / Just you, just me / One to nothing / Don’t get around much anymore / Satin doll / Travellin’ on / Someone to light up my life / So danca samba / Imagination / Straight, no chaser.

(Timeless CDSJP427) Milano, Italia, 4-5 Luglio 1994.

Moment Like This.Moment Like This.

Ken Peplowski (cl) Charlie Byrd (g) Bill Douglass (b) Chuck Redd (dr-vib)

Little Girls At Play / Si Tu Vois Ma Mere / My Ideal / Rose Of The Rio Grande / Too Late Now / Rosetta / Russian Lullaby / As Long As I Live / Wang Wang Blues / Prelude To A Kiss / Soon / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Moment Like This / Don’t Explain.

(Concord CCD 4627)

Hayward, California, 9-10 Agosto 1994.

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Du Hot Club De Concord.Du Hot Club De Concord.

Charlie Byrd (g) Frank Vignola (g) Hendrick Meurkens (arm) Johnny Frigo (viol) Michael Moore (b)

Swing’59 / Golden Earrings / Lamentos / Carinhoso / Till The Clouds Roll By / Jubilee / Frenesi / At The Seaside / Gypsy Boots / Old New Orleans Blues / Cotton Tail Perfidia / Moon River / Besame Mucho / They Didn’t Believe Me.

(Concord Jazz 4674)

Hollywood, 29-30 Giugno 1995.

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Au Courant.Au Courant.

Charlie Byrd (g) Joe Byrd (b) Chuck Red (vib)

This Can’t Be Love / My Romance / St.Louis Blues / On A Clear Day / There’ll Be Some Changes Made / If You Never Came To me / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Avalon / Emily / Ther’s Is A Small Hotel / The Blue Room / Hyave You Met Miss Jones / Willòw Weep For Me / Days Of Wine And Roses.

(Concord Jazz 4779)

Hollywood, 1997.

My Ispiration: Music Of Brazil.My Ispiration

Scott Hamilton (st) Charlie Byrd (g) Roberto Lubambo (g) Chuck Redd (vib) Maucha Adnet (b) Nilson Matta (dr)

Menina Flor / Desafinado / My Ispiration / Fotografia / Agua De Beber / Esperança Perdida / Violao Quebrada / So Danço Samba / Someone To Light Up My Life / Do Dia Pra Noite / Freddie’s Tune / A Carol For All Seasons.

(Condord Jazz 4850)

Hollywood, 12-1-99.chiusura

BYRD DONALD, TOUSSANINT L’OUVERTURE II. (TP)

Detroit, Michigan. 9/12/1932.

L’arte segreta di questo grande trombettista è stata la fluidità con la quale si è espresso. Trombettista raffinato e nitido, virtuoso di flicorno, compositore prolifico ed eclettico, nonché didatta e etnomusicologo di chiara fama. Egli ha iniziato gli studi musicali in tenera età, incoraggiato dall’ambiente familiare che conta parecchi musicisti, ad iniziare dal padre buon pianista e sacerdote della Chiesa Metodista. Già a dodici anni ha ricevuto una solida istruzione musicale prima alla Cass Tech High School of Music, poi alla Wayne University ed alla Manhattan School of Music. Ha pensato inizialmente di fare il batterista come suo zio Calvin Taylor, ma in seguito ha scelto come suo strumento la tromba. Non ancora professionista ha suonato con Kenny Johnson e Robert Barnes. E’ entrato in una grande orchestra militare, quindi ha iniziato la carriera al fianco di un suo concittadino il pianista Benny Harris. Si è fatto notare durante una scrittura al Café Bohemia di New York nel gruppo di George Wallington e, quindi, è arrivato l’ingaggio nei Jazz Messengers di Art Blakey. Ha suonato anche con Jackie McLean e con Doug Watkins. Ha sostituito Clifford Brown nel gruppo di Max Roach. Tra il 1955 ed il 1958 è stata la tromba più richiesta da gruppi di studio, ha inciso con Thelenious Monk, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Art Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Julian Adderley, Horace Silver, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Oscar Pettiford. Insieme a Gigi Gryce ha diretto il ”Jazz Lab Quintet”. Alla fine degli anni ’80 ha registrato con Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid e Marvin Smitty Smith. Si è allontanato dal jazz tradizionale influenzato dal cantante James Brown, ritenendo che la tradizione negra fosse meglio rappresentata dalla soul music. Musicista solido e molto comunicativo, è stato l’erede naturale di Clifford Brown, peccato che negli anni 80 si sia dedicato completamente alla fusion music. Personaggio importante della “Black Renaissance” , il cui movimento grazie al coinvolgimento di Byrd ha avuto maggior seguito, con riscontri di successoi per funk jazz che, tuttavia, non è stato gradito dai critici. Dottore in musica dal 1966 ha dedicato molto del tempo libero all’insegnamento, è stato direttore della branca di studi all’Oberlin Conservatory per la musica Afroamericana ed anche del Black Department alla Howard University di Washington..

Comp:

Brother Isaac – Fly little byrd – I’m tryin’to get home – I’ve longed end searched for my mother – Little T – Long two four (The) – Sir master kool guy –Yourna.

Discografia:

Byrd Jazz.Byrd Jazz.

Donald Byrd (tp) Bernard McKinney (euphon) Yusef Lateef (st) Barry Harris (p) Alvin Jackson (b) Frank Gant (dr)

Parisian Thoroughfare / Yusef / Shaw ’Nuff / Blues / Torsion Level / Woodyn’ You / Dancing In The Dark / Blues.

(Transition TRLP 5)

World Stage, Detroit, 23-8-55.

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Byrd’s Word.Byrd’s Word.

Donald Byrd (tp) Frank Foster (st) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Winterset / Gotcha Goin’And Comin’ / Long Green / Star Eyes / Someone To Watch Over Me / If I Love Again.

(Savoy MG 12032)

New York, 29-9-55.

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Donald Byrd Quartet And Quintet.Donald Byrd Quartet And Quintet.

Donald Byrd (tp) Frank Foster (st) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Almost Like Being In Love / Summer’s Gone / Don’t Blame Me.

(Eros ERP 50067)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 3-11-55.

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Top Brass.Top Brass.

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Idrees Sulieman, Joe Wilder (tp) Hank Jones (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (dr) Ernie Wilkins (arr)

58 Market Street / Trick Or Treat / Speedway / Dot’s What / Trop Brass.

(Savoy MG 12044)

New York, 8-11-55.

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Byrd’s Eye View.Byrd’s Eye View.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Horace Silver (p) Dough Watkins (b) Art Balkey (dr)

Everything Happens To Me / Hank’s Other Tune.

Più Joe Gordon (tp)

Doug’s Blues / Hank’s Tune.

Meno Hank Mobley.

El Sino / Crazy Rhythm.

(ESQ 32013-EP 149) Cambridge, Massachussetts, 2-12-55.

The Jazz Messengers.

Donald Byrd (tp) John LaPorta (cl-st) Horace Silver (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Budo / I Married An Angel / Ther Jazz Messengers (Freedom For All)

New York, 30-1-56.

Donald Byrd (tp) John LaPorta (cl-st) Ronnie Ball (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Volcano / LaPorta-Thority / I Hear Rhapsody / Will Wail / Yesterdays / Play Fiddle Play.

New York, 6-2-56.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Ronnie Ball (p) Doug Watkins (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

There Will Never Be Another You / Cattin’ / When I Fall In Love

(Savoy MG 12064) New York, 8-2-56.

Byrd Blow On Beacon Hill.Byrd Blow On Beacon Hill.

Donald Byrd (tp) Ray Santisi (p) Doug Watkins (b) Jim Zitano (dr)

If I Love Again / Jersey Bounce / Little Rock Getaway / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / People Will Say We’re In Love / Stella By Starlight / What’s New.

(Transition TRLP 7)

Detroit, 7-5-56.

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2 Trumpets.2 Trumpets.

Donald Byrd (tp) Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

The Third / Contour / Dig.

Donald Byrd (tp) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Round About Midnight.

(Prestige LP 7062)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 3-8-56.

House Of Byrd.House Of Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Round Midnight / Dig / The Third / Contour / When Your Lover Has Gone.

New York, agosto, 1956.

Donald Byrd (tp) Phil Woods (sa) Al Haig (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Charlie Persip (dr)

Dewey Square / Dupeltook / Once More / House Of Chan / I Walked George / Lover Man.

(Prestige PRI 24066 2LP) New York, 2-11-56.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (dr)

Senor Blues.

New York, 10-11-56.

Prestige All Stars / All Night Long.All Night Long.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Jerome Richardson (fl) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

All Night Song / Flikers / Boo-Lee / Lil’s Hankie / Body And Soul / Tune Up.

(Prestige 7073)

Hackensack, 28-12-56.

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Prestige – Groovy Goodies Vol.1 / All Day Long.All Day Long.

Donald Byrd (tp) Frank Foster (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

C.P.W./ Slim Jam / Say Listen / A.T./ All Day Long.

(Prestige 7081)

Hackensack, 4-1-57.

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Three Trumpet.Three Trumpet.

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman (tp) Hod O’Brien (p) Addison Farmer (b) Ed Thigpen (dr)

Palm Court Alley / Who’s Who / Diffusion Of Beauty / Forty Quarters / You Gotta Dig It To Dig It.

(Prestige 7092)

Hackensack, 26-1-57.

Don Byrd – Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab.

Donald Byrd (tp) Benny Powell (tb) Julius Watkins (fh) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (sa) Sahib Shihab (sb) Tommy Flanagan (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Arthur Taylor (dr) Horace Silver (arr)

Nica’s Tempo / Smoke Signal / Speculation.

New York, 4-2-57.

Over The Raimbow / Sansd Souci / Blue Concept.

(Columbia LP CL 998) New York, 5-2-57.

Two Guitars.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (g) Dough Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Dead Heath / Blue Duke / Pivot / This Way / Little Melonae / Close Your Eyes.

New York, 5-3-57.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Julius Watkins (fh) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (sa) Sahib Shiab (sb) Wade Legge (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Art Taylor (dr)

I Remember Clifford / Little Miles / Blue Concept.

New York, 13-3-57.

At Newport: Jazz Laboratory.

Donald Byrd (tp) Gigi Gryce (sa) Hank Jones (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Batland (Bat man) / Splittin’ (Ray’s way) / Love for sale.

(Verve MGV8238)

Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, R.I., 5-7-57.

New Formulas From The Jazz Lab. New Formulas From The Jazz Lab.

Donald Byrd (tp) Gigi Gryce (sa) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Exhibit A / Ergo the blues / Ergo the blues.

New York, 30-7-57.

Capri / Splittin’.

New York, 31-7-57.

Passade / Byrd in hand.

(RCA-Victor RCA-6015) New York, 1-8-57.

Jazz Lab.Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab.

Donald Byrd (tp) Gigi Gryce (sa) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Blue lights / Isn’t it romantic? / Onion head / Bangoon / Imagination / X-tacy / Bat land.

(Jubilee JLP1059)

New York, 9-8-57.

Modern Jazz Perspectives.

Donald Byrd (tp) Gigi Gryce (sa) Wynton Kelly (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Satellite / An evening in Casablanca / Social call.

New York, 30-8-57.

Stesso gruppo con anche Jackie Paris (vc-bj)

Medley : Early morning blues – Now, don’t you know / Early bird / Elegy.

New York, 3-9-57.

Stesso gruppo senza Jackie Paris e con anche Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Julius Watkins (fh) Sahib Shihab (sb) Don Butterfield (tu)

Stablemates / Steppin’ out.

(Collectibles 5674 CD) New York, 5-9-57.

September Afternoon.

Donald Byrd (tp) Julius Baker (fl) Romeo Penque (cl) Clare Fisher (p-arr) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnsion (dr) con orchestra d’archi deiretta da Gene Orloff.

Stardust / Indian Summer / I’m A Fool To Want You / Someday My Prince Will Come / Moon Mist / I get Along Without You Very Well / The Touch Of Your Lips/ Lazy Afternoon / Varmeland / Love Is The Sweetest Thing / September Afternoon / Dearly Beloved.

(Discovery SS 869) New York, 1957.

Byrd In Paris Vol 1 & 2 / Parisian Thoroughfare Olimpia ‘58.Byrd In Paris

Donald Byrd (tp) Bobby Jaspar (st-fl) Walter Davis Jr. (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Dear Old Stockholm / Paul’s Pals / Flute Blues / Ray’s Idea / The Blues Walk / Sal Peanuts I & II / Parisian Thoroughfare / Stardust / 52 nd Street Theme / At This Time / Formidable / Two Bass Hit.

(Polydor 833394)

Teatro Olimpia, Parigi, 22-10-58.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Bobby Jaspar (st-fl) Walter Davis, Jr. (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

More of the same.

(I Giganti Del Jazz GJ20) Broadcast “Olympia Theatre”, Francia, Ottobre 1958.

Donald Byrd Plays Au Chat.

Donald Byrd (tp) Bobby Jaspar (st-fl) Walter Davis Jr. (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

All The Things You Are / It Might As Well Be Spring / Parisian Thoroughfare / My Funny Valentine / Off Minor / Well You Needn’t / Salt Peanuts / Down / All The Time / Stella By Starlight / Street Theme / Baby Let Me Do It.

(Jazz O.P.OMS 7001/2) Au Chat, Parigi, 29-10-58.

Off To The Races.Off To The Races.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Wynton Kelly (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Lover Come Back To Me / Sudwest Funk / Paul’s Pal / Off To The Races / Down Tempo.

Donald Byrd (tp) Wynton Kelly (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Taylor (dr)

When Your Lover As Gone.

(Blue Note BLP 4007) Hackensack, New Jersey, 21-12-58.

September Afternoon.September Afternoon.

Donald Byrd (tp) Julius Baker (fl) Romeo Penque (cl) Clare Fischer (p-cel-arr) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) altri non identificati, sezione di archi, Gene Orloff (dir)

Lazy afternoon / Dearly beloved / Star dust / Love is the sweetest thing / The touch of your lips / Someday my prince will come / September afternoon (Zoe) / Varmeland.

Stesso gruppo con anche aggiunto un corno francese non identificato.

I get along without you very well / I’m a fool to want you / Moon mist / Indian summer.

(Discovery DS869) Los Angeles, Maggio-Giugno 1959.

Byrd In Hand.Donald Byrd Byrd In Hand.

Donald Byrd (tp) Charlie Rouse (st) Pepper Adams (sb) Walter Davis Jr. (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Witchcraft / Here Am I / Devil Whip / Bronze Dance / Clarion Calls / The Injuns.

(Blue Note BST 84019)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 31-5-59.

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Fuego.Donald Byrd Fuego.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Duke Pearson (p) Doug Watkins (b) Lex Humphries (dr)

Fuego / Bup A Loup / Funky Mama / Low Life / Lament / Amen.

(Blue Note 4026)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 5-10-59.

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Byrd In Flight.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Duke Pearson (p) Doug Watkins (b) Lex Humphries (dr)

That’s Hall / Soulful Kiddy / Gate City / Carol.

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 17-1-60.

Child Play / Ghana / Lex / Carol.

(Blue Note BLP 4048) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 25-1-60.

The Soul Of Jazz Percussion.

Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (dr) Earl Zindars (perc)

Ping Pong Beer / Prophecy / Quiet Temple.

(Warwick W 5003) New York, primavera, 1960.

Byrd In Flight.Byrd In Flight.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (dr)

Kimyas / Cecile / Bo / My Girl Shirl / Between The Devil And Deep Blue Aea.

Stesso gruppo senza McLean.

Little Boy Blue.

(Blue Note BLP 4048) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 10-7-60.

At The Half Note Café Vol.1 & 2.Donald Byrd At The Half Note Café

Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (dr)

Theme From Mr.Lucky / Jeannine / Pure D.Funk / My Girl Shirl / Souful Kiddy / Chant / Kimyas / Cecile / Pure D.Funk (theme) / When Sunny Gets Blue / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / Child’s Play.

(Blue Note CDP 7 46540)

Half Note, New York, 11-11-60.

Motor City Scene.

Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Haynes (Hey Lewis) (dr)

Stardust / Philson / Trio / Libeccio / Bitty Ditty.

(Bethlehem 2030182) New York, 1960.

Chant.

Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Herbie Hancock (p) Cleveland Eaton (b) Teddy Robinson (dr)

I’m An Old Cowhand / You’re Next / Chant / That’s All / Great Got / Sophisticated Lady / Cute.

(Blue Note LT 991) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 17-4-61.

The Cat Walk.The Cat Walk.

Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Philly Joe Jones (dr)

Say You’re Mine / Hello Bright Sunflower / Each Tirne I Think Of You / Duke’s Mixture / The Cat Walk / Cute.

(Blue Note BLP 4075)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2-5-61.

Royal Fush.Donald Byrd Royal Fush.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Philly Joe Jones (dr)

Hush / 6 M’s / Jorgie’s / I’m A Fool To Want You / Shangri-la / Requiem / Child’s Play.

(Blue Note BPL 4075)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 21-9-61.

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Free Form.Donald Byrd Free Form.

Donald Byrd (tp) Wayne Shorter (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (dr)

Pentecostal Feeling / Night Flower / Nai Nai / French Spice / Free Form.

(Blue Note BPL 4118)

Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, 11-12-61.

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A New Perspective.A New Perspective.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Butch Warren (b) Lex Humphries (dr) Donald Best (vib) Coro di voci diretto da Coleridge Perkinson.

Elijah / Beast Of Burder / Cristo Redentor / The Black Disciple / Chant.

(Blue Note 4124) New York, 12-1-63.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Tony Williams (dr)

Vertigo.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 11-2-63.

Donald Byrd (tp) Grachan Moncur III (tb) Herbie Hancock (p) Chuck Israel (b) Tony Williams (dr)

The Pleasuer Is Mine.

Stesso gruppo più Grant Green (g) meno Moncur III.

Blind Man , Blind Man.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 19-3-63.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Jimmy Heath (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Eddie Khan (b) Albert “Tootie” Heath (dr)

All members / On the trail.

(Blue Note 8-21286-2 CD) Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 27-5-63.

Up!. Donald Byrd Up!.

Donald Byrd (tp-vc) Jimmy Heath (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Grady Tate (dr) The Donald Byrd Singers (vc) Claus Ogermann (arr-dir)

You’re talkin’ ‘bout me baby / Blind man, blind man / brano dal titolo sconosciuto (inedito)

New York, 6-10-64.

Boom, boom / Greensleeves / My babe / See see rider / House of the risin’.

(Verve V-8609) New York, 2-11-64.

Up With Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jimmy Heath (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Grady Tate (dr) The Donald Byrd Singers, Claus Ogerman (arr-dir)

You’re Talkin’ About My Baby / Blind Man Blind Man / Boom Boom / See See Rider / My Babe.

Stesso Gruppo senza Heath.

House Of The Rising Su.

(Verve V-8609) New York, 3-4 Novembre 1964.

Soul Sauce.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jimmy Heath (st) Cal Tjader (vib) Lonnie Hevitt (p) Keny Burrell (g) Bob Bushnell, Richard Davis, John Hilliard (b) Johnny Rae, Grady Tate (dr) Willie Bobo, Armando Peraza, Alberto Valdez (perc)

Afro Blue.

(Verve V 6 8614) New York, 20-11-64.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Jimmy Heath (st) McCoy Tyner (p) Walter Booker (b) Joe Chambers (dr)

I am so excited by you / Gingerbread boy.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 18-11-64.

Donald Byrd (tp) altri non identificati.

True love (inedito) / Go to Jerome / Turture.

(Blue Note 8-59963-2 CD) New York, 23-11-64.

Up With Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Stanley Turrentine (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr) Candido (perc) The Donald Byrd Singers (vc)

Cantaloupe Usland / Bossa.

Donald Byrd (tp) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr) The Donald Byrd Singers (vc)

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child.

(Verve V6 8609) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 16-12-64.

I’m Tryin’To Get Home.I’m Tryin’To Get Home.

Donald Byrd, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Jay Jay Johnson, Benny Powell (tb) Jim Buffington, Bob Northen (fh) Don Butterfield (tuba) Stanley Turrentine (st) Freddie Roach (org) Herbie Hancock (p) Grant Green (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Grady Tate (dr) Duke Pearson (arr) Coro, Coleridge Perkinson (dir)

I’m Tryin’To Get Home / March Children / Brother Isaac.

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 17-12-64.

Stesso organico con Joe Ferrante per Owens, meno Turrentine, Roach e Green.

I’ve Longed And Searched For My Mother / Noah / Pearly Gates.

(Blue Note BLP 4188) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 18-12-64.

Mustang.Mustang.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Hank Mobley (st) McCoy Tyner (p) Walter Booker (b) Freddie Waits (dr)

Mustang / Fly Little Byrd Fly / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good / Dixie Lee / On The Trail / I’m So Excited By You.

(Blue Note BST 84238)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 24-6-66.

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Blackjack.Blackjack.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Hank Mobley (st) McCoy Tyner (p) Walter Booker (b) Billy Higgins (dr)

Blackjack / West Of The Pecos / Lola / Eldorados / Beale Street / Pentatome.

(Blue Note BLP 4259)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 9-1-67.

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Slow Drag.Slow Drag.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Cedar Walton (p) Walter Booker (b) Billy Higgins (dr)

Slow Drag / Secret Love / Nooj’s Bossa / Jelly Roll / The Loner / My Ideal.

(Blue Note BST 84292)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 12-5-67.

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Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Chick Corea (p) Miroslav Vitous (b) Joe Chambers (dr)

The creeper / Chico san.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 29-9-67.

The Creeper.The Creeper.

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Red (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Chick Corea (p) Miroslav Vitous (b) Mickey Roker (dr)

Samba Yantra / I Will Watt For You / Blues Medium Pare / The Creeper / Chico San / Early Sunday Morning / Blues Well Done.

(Blue Note LT 1096)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 5-10-67.

Fancy Free.

Donald Byrd (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Lew Tabackin (fl) Frank Foster (st) Duke Pearson (p/el) Johnny Pender (g) Roland Wilson (b) Leo Morris (dr) Nat Bettis, John Richarsson (perc)

Weasel / I Lover The Girl.

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 9-5-69.

Stesso organico con Jerry Dodgion per Tabackin.

Fancy Free / The Uptowner.

(Blue Note BST 84319) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 6-6-69.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Kenny Rupp (fh) Al Gibbons (fl) Gary Campbell (st) Duke Pearson (p/el) Wally Richardson (g) Bob Cranshaw (b/el) Freddie Waits (dr) Roland Wilson (conga) Tre vocalist non identificati.

Now wheddy / Yano / Congo.

New York, 7-7-69.

Kofi.

Donald Byrd (flic) William Campbell (tb) Lew Tabackin (fl-st) Frank Foster (st) Duke Pearson (p/el) Ron Carter (b) Bob Cranshaw (b/el) Airto Moreira (dr)

Kofi / Fufu.

(Blue Note B1-31875) New York, 16-12-69.

Electric Byrd.

Donadl Byrd (tp) Bil, Campbell (tb) Hermeto Pascoal (fl) Jerry Dodgion (sa-st-fl) Frank Foster (st-fl) Lew Tabackin (st-fl) Pepper Adams (sb) Duke Pearson (p/el) Wally Richarsson (g) Ron Carter (b) Mickey Roker (dr) Airto Moreira (perc)

Xibaba.

Stesso organico senza Pascoal.

Estavianco / Essence / The Dude.

(Blue Note BST 84349) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 15-5-70.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Frank Foster (st) Duke Pearson (p/el) Wally Richardson (g) Ron Carter (b) Mickey Roker (dr) Airto Moreira, Don Um Romao (perc)

Perpetual Love / Elmina / The loud minority / The love waits.

New York, 4-12-70.

Ethiopian Knigts.

Donald Byrd (tp) Thurman Green (tb) Harold Land (st) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Joe Sample (prg) William Henderson (p/el) Don Peake, Greg Poree (g) Wilton Felder (b/el) Ed Greene (dr) Bobbye Porter Hall (perc)

The Emperor / Jamie.

Los Angeles, 25-8-71.

The Little Rasti / Tune Four.

(Blue Note BST 84380) Los Angeles, 25-8-71.

Black Byrd.Black Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic-vc) Fonce Mizell (tp-vc) Roger Glenn (fl-sax) Joe Sample (p-p/el) Fred Perren (p-synt-vc) Dean Parks (g) Wilton Felder (b/el) Harvey Mason (dr) Bobbye Porter Hall (perc)

Mr.Thomas / Flight Time.

(Blue Note BN-LA 047-F) Los Angeles, 3-4 Aprile 1972.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic-vc) Fonce Mizell (tp-vc) Roger Glenn (fl-sax) Joe Sample (p-p/el) Fred Perren (p-synt-vc) David T.Walker (g) Chuck Rainey (b/el) Harvey Mason (dr) Stephanie Spruill (perc) Larry Mizeff (vc-arr)

Black Byrd / Love’s So Far Away / Sky High / Stop Far Blues / Where Are We Going.

(Blue Note BN-LA O47-F)

Los Angeles, 24-11-72.

Street Lady.Street Lady.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) Fonce Mizell (tp-clav-vc) Roger Glenn (fl) Jerry Peters (p) Fred Perren (sint-vc) David T Walker (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Harvey Mason (dr) King Errison (perc) Stephanie Spruill (perc) Larry Mizell (vc)

Lonsana’s Priestress / Kiss Kane / Sister Love / Street Lady / Witch Hunt / Woman Of The World.

(Blue Note)

Hollywood, 13-15 Giugno 1973.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) Fonce Mizell (tp) Allan Barnes (fl-st) Nathan Davis (ss-st) Larry Mizell (synt) Kevin Toney (p/el) Barney Perry (g/el) Henry Franklin (b/el) Keith Killgo (dr-vc) Ray Armando (conga-perc)

Poco-mania (inedito) / You’ve got it bad, girl / brano senza titolo / Black Byrd / Flight time.

Live, Montreux Jazz Festival, Svizzera, 5-7-73.

Donald Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) The Blackbirds: Allan Barnes (ss-st-vc) Kevin Toney (p-p/el-synt-vc) Barney Perry (g/el-vc) Joe Hall (b/el-vc) Keith Killgo (dr-vc) Perk Jacobs (conga-perc-vc)

Black Byrd (inedito) / Livin’ for the city / Lansana’s priestess / Witch hunt / Poco mania / You’ve got it bad girl / Reggins / A summer love / Do it fluid / brano senza titolo / brano senza titolo.

Live “The Roxy”, Los Angeles, 2-3-74.

Steppin’ Into Tomorrow.Steppin’ Into Tomorrow.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic-vc) Gary Bartz (sa-cl) Jerry Peters (p-org) Larry Mizell (p/el-synt-vc-arr-dir) Fred Perren (synt-vc) Fonce Mizell (clavinet-tp-vc) John Rowin, David T.Walker (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Harvey Mason (dr) Mayuto Correa (perc) Roger Sainte (perc) Stephanie Spruill (perc) James Carter (whistling) Margie Evans, Kay Haith, Lorraine Kennar, Fred Barren (vc)

Steppin’Into Tomorrow / Design A Nation / We’re Together / Makin’It / Rock And Roll Again / You Are The World / I Love The Girl / senzatitolo.

Stesso organico con Ronghea Southern per Rowin.

Think Twice.

(Blue Note) Los Angeles, 14-10-74.

Places And Spaces.Places And Spaces.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic-vc) Raymond Brown (tp) George Bohanon (tb) Tyree Glen Jr. (st) Larry Mizell (p-arr-vc) Skip Scarborough (p/el) Fonce Mizell (clavinet-tp-vc) Graig McMullen, John Rowin (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Harvey Mason (dr) Mayuto Correa (perc) King Errisson (perc) James Carter (whistling) Kay Haith (vc)

Change (Makes You Want To Hustle / You And Music / Night Whistler.

Los Angeles, 18-8-75.

Just My Imagination / Places And Spaces / Wind Parade.

Los Angeles, 20—8-75.

(Feelin’Like) Dominoes.

(Blue Note BN-LA 549-G9) Los Angeles, 25-8-75.

Caricatures.Caricatures.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic-vc) Oscar Brasheart (tp) George Bohanon (tb) Gary Bartz, Ernie Watts (ance) Fonce Mizell (key-tp-vc) Jerry Peters, Patrice Rushen, Skip Scarborough (key) John Rovin, Bernard Beloyd Taylor, David T.Walker (g) Scott Edwards (b/el) Alphonse Mouzon (dr) Mayuto Correa, Stephanie Spruill (perc) Wade Marcus (string arr) Kay Haith (vc) Larry Mizell (vc) ed altri.

Caricatures / Onward ‘Til Morning.

Stesso organico con Mildred Lane per Haith.

Wild Life / Dancing In The Street.

Stesso organico senza Lane.

Science Funktion / Return Of The King / Tell Me.

Stesso organico con James Jamerson (b/e) Harvey Mason (dr) per Edward e Mouzon.

Dance Band.

(Blue Note BN-LA 633-G) Los Angeles, Aprile-Maggio 1976.

Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds.

Donald Byrd (tp) Stephen Johnson (st-vc) Devin Toney (org-p-synt-vc) Orville Saunders (g/el,c) Joe Ball (b/el-vc) Keith Killgo (dr-vc)

Places and spaces / (Fallin’ like) Dominoes / brano senza titolo.

(Blue Note) Live, Central Park, New York, 19-7-76.

Thank You For F.U.M.I.Thank You For F.U.M.I.

Donald Byrd (tp) Greg Phillinganes (p) Paul Jackson Jr., Rick Littlefield, Melvin”Wah Wah”Watson Ragin (g) Ed Watkins (b) Anthony Cox (dr) Coro.

Close You Eyes And Look Within / Cristo Redentor / In Love With Love / Have You heard The News / Loving You / Your Love Is My Ecstasy / Sunning In Your Loveshine / Tank You For The Funking Up My L.

(Elektra ELK 52097)

Hollywood, Febbraio e Luglio 1978.

And 125 th Street N.Y.C.And 125 th Street N.Y.C.

Donald Byrd (tp) altri non identificati.

I Love You / Morning / Veronica / People Suppose To Be Free / Marilyn / Givin It Up / Gold The Moon With The Sun / Pretty Baby.

(Elektra 1046-71019-2)

New York, 1979.

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Love Byrd.Love Byrd.

Donald Byrd (tp) Albert Chip Crawford (p-p/el-clavinet) Issac Hayes (p-p/el-vib-synt-perc) Myra Walker (p) William Country Duckett (g/el) Ronnie Garrett (b/el) Eric Hines (dr) Diane Wvans, Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited, Paul Lewis, Diane Williams, Rose Williams (vc)

Love Has Come Around / Butterfly / I Feel Like Loving You Today / I Love Your Love / I’ll Always Love You / Love For Sale / Falling.

(Elektra 5E 531)

Atlanta, 1981.

Words Sounds Colors And Shapes.Words Sounds Colors And Shapes.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) ed altri.

Sexy Dancer / Midnight / So Much In Love / High Energy / Star Trippin’ / I’m Coming Home / Forbidden Love / Everyday.

(Elektra ELK 42427)

Los Angeles, 1982.

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Harlem Blues.Harlem Blues.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) Kenny Garrett (sa) Mulgrew Miller (p) Mike Dougherty (synt) Rufus Reid (b) Marvin Smitty Smith (dr)

Harlem Blues / Alter Ego / Fly Little Byrd Fly / Voyage A Deaux / Blue Monk / Sir Master Kool Guy / Hi-Fly.

(Landmark LLP 1516)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 22-24 Settembre 1987.

Getting Down To Bussiness.Getting Down To Bussiness.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) Kenny Garrett (sa) Joe Henderson (st) Donald Brown (p) Peter Washington (b) Al Foster (dr)

Theme For Malcom / Pomponio / I Got It Bad That Ain’t Good / A Certain Attitude / Around The Corner / That’s All There Is To Love / The Oiliest.

(Landmark LLP 1523)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ.10-12 Ottobre 1989.

A City Called Heaven.A City Called Heaven.

Donald Byrd (tp-flic) Joe Henderson (st) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Donald Brown (p) Rufus Reid (b) Carl Allen (dr) Lorice Stevens (vc)

A Cìty Called Heaven / Remember Me / King Arthur / I’ll Always Remember / Back Down In Lu Easy Anna / Byrd Song / Del Valle / Not Necessarily Blues.

(Landmark LLP 1530)

Berkeley, California, 17-19 Gennaio 1991.chiusura

BYRD JOE GENE. (B-G-FL)

Chuckatuck (Virginia) 21/5/1933.

Fratello del più conosciuto Charlie, ha studiato al Conservatorio Peaboy di Baltimore. In seguito ha lavorato quasi sempre nell’area della città come freelance. Dal 1964 ha suonato quasi solo con il fratello, con il quale ha anche registrato qualche album.

Discografia.

Brazilian Nights.

Chuck Redd (vib) Robert Redd (p) Steve Abshire (g) Joe Byrd (b) Mike Shepherd (dr)

One note samba / Meditation / Intro of band / O barquinho / Intro of Brazilian ambassador / Black orpheus / Wave / Triste / Orpheus samba.

(JEB 200 CD) Live “Ram’s Head”, Annapolis, MD, 2000.

Dream.

Tommy Newsom (st) Chuck Redd (vib) Howard Alden (g) Joe Byrd (b)

What am I here for / Dream / The girl from Ipanema / Girl talk / El Cajon / A time for love / Wrap your troubles in dreams / O pato / Intimacy of the blues / Homage to Charlie Christian / The song is ended.

(JEB 400 CD) The Key School Library, Annapolis, Dicembre 2000.

Basically Blues.

Steve Abshire (g) Joe Byrd (b-vc) Mike Shepherd (dr)

Saturday night fish fry / Paradise / Ain’t got nothin’ but the blues / Beer drinkin’ woman / Ask me nice / Georgia on my mind / No special place / Days like this / Gee baby, ain’t I good to you / Rockin’ chair / Do nothin’ till you hear from me / The snake / Saw your old lady / Straighten up and fly right.

(JEB 201 CD) At Joe Byrd’s Home Studio, Edgewater, MD.2001.

Gypsy Soul.

Chuck Redd (vib) Frank Vignola (g) Joe Byrd (b)

Getting sentimental over you / Nuages / All the things you are / Star dust / Undecided / I thought about you / Gypsy dreams / Honeysuckle rose / If I had you / Avalon.

(JEB GS CD) Live “The Mainstay”, Rock Hall, MD. 1-1-2001.chiusura

BYRD ROY (P-VC)

Cantante di rhythm and blues detto anche “Professor Longhair”. Così chiamato per la folta capigliatura che con l’andar del tempo è diventata sempre più incolta. E’ stato un divulgatore di un tipo di R&B cordiale e vivace. Pianista scarno e molto percussivo, connubio di boogie woogie e di ritmo caraibico, che appunto ha creato una musica colorita, festante, carnascialesco. Voce poco lirica, molto vicina al parlato, piena di note strozzate e di gorgheggi cavernosi.chiusura

BYRNE BILL WILLIAMS E.JR. (ST-FL)

Stamford, Connecticut. 26/4/1942.

Si è diplomato in clarinetto nel 1965, ha debuttato nell’orchestra di Harry James, con il quale è venuto in tournée in Europa. In seguito ha suonato con Bill Berry, con Louie Bellson, con Neal Hefti, con Terri Gibbs, i Supersax e nel 1979 con la Akiyoshi/Tabakin.chiusura

BYRNE BOBBY (TB-LEAD)

Columbus, Ohio. 10/10/1918.

Figlio di un famoso insegnante di musica, è stato avviato sin da bambino allo studio della musica. Ha imparato a suonare vari strumenti, per poi dedicarsi al trombone. Ha debuttato nell’orchestra dei fratelli Dorsey a sedici anni, poi quando questi si sono separati è rimasto con Jimmy. Nel 1939 ha messo su una sua orchestra sul modello di quella di Dorsey, forse più commerciale. Giunta la crisi delle orchestre swing, Byrne ha suonato in diversi gruppi di dixielanders a New York. Nel 1958 ha ritentato con una sua orchestra, formata da solisti di primo piano e con la quale ha cercato di ricalcare le orme di Glenn Miller e di Tommy Dorsey. Con lui ha suonato Shelly Manne agli esordi, che è stato licenziato poiché non riusciva ad eseguire lunghi assoli sotto la luce dei riflettori. Ha anche suonato con Cootie Williams nel 1947.

Discografia:

Dixieland vs. Birdland.Bobby Byrne Dixieland v Birdland.

Yank Lawson (tp) Bobby Byrne (tb) Artie Baker (cl) Nicky Tagg (p) Jack Lesberg (b) Bobby Rosengarden (dr) Kay Winding and his Birdland All-Stars: Howard McGhee (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Eddie Shu (tp-st) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Hot and cool blues / Perdido / That’s a plenty / Get happy.

(MGM E231)

New York, Giugno 1953.

Dixieland Jazz All Time Greats. Bobby Byrne Dixieland Jazz

Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Bobby Byrne (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl-st) Billy Maxted (p) Eddie Safranski (b) Cliff Leeman (dr)

Muskrat ramble / Basin Street blues / When the saints go marching in / South Rampart Street parade / ‘Way down yonder in New Orleans / Jazz me blues / Surrender blues.

Stesso gruppo con Lou Stein per Maxted e Jack Lesberg per Safranski.

That’s a plenty / Royal garden blues / Indiana / Struttin’ with some barbecue.

(Grand-Award GA33-313) New York, 1954.

The Great Songs Hits of Glenn Miller. Bobby Byrne The Great Songs Hits of Glenn Miller.

Dale “Mickey” McMickle, Bobby Hackett, Bernie Privin, Steve Lipkins (tp) Bobby Byrne, Al Mastren, Frank D’Annolfo, Harry Divito (tb) Jimmy (Vincent) Abato (cl-sa) Peanuts Hucko (cl-st) Hank Freeman (sa) Tex Beneke, Al Klink (st) Mannie Thaler (sb) Lou Stein (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Moe Purtill (dr)

In the mood / Moonlight serenade / Little brown jug / Tuxedo Junction / Star dust / String of pearls / Sunrise serenade / Johnson rag / Rhapsody in blue / American patrol / Adios / Alice blue gown.

(Grand-Award GA33-381) New York, 1958.

The Great Songs Hits of the Dorsey. Bobby Byrne The Great Songs Hits of the Dorsey.

Charlie Shavers, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Margulis, Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Bob Alexander, Bobby Byrne, Walter Mercurio, Andy Russo (tb) Milt Yaner, Johnny Mince (sa) Boomie Richman, Babe Fresk (st) Sol Schlinger (sb) John Potoker (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Sanford Block (b) Cliff Leeman (dr)

Marie / Opus No.1 / I’m getting sentimental over you / Boogie woogie / Song of India / Well, git it! / Amapola (Pretty little poppy) / I understand / So rare / Green eyes / The breeze and I / Contrasts.

(Grand-Award GA33-382) New York, 1958.

The Jazzbones’ Connected to the Trombone.Bobby Byrne The Jazzbones’ Connected to the Trombone

Bobby Byrne (tb-lead) Lou McGarity, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Bob Alexander (tb) Tom Mitchell, Dick Leib, Dick Hixson (b/tb) Moe Wechsler (p) Tony Mottola (g) Jack Lesberg (b) Terry Snyder (dr)

Speak low / Sometimes I’m happy / I got it bad and that ain’t good / After you’ve gone / Street of dreams / Wild bones / That old black magic / I gotta right to sing the blues / I get a kick out of you / Frenesi / Between the devil and the deep blue sea.

(Grand Award GA33-416) New York, 1959.

Shades of Brass. Bobby Byrne Shades of Brass.

Grande orchestra comprendente: Bobby Byrne (arr-dir) Dick Hyman, Walter Levinsky, Richard Lieb, Chico O’Farrill (arr)

Respect / Help yourself / The pendulum swings both ways / Delilah / The 59th Street Bridge song (Feelin’ Groovy) / Hurry love / A shade of brass / Cn’t take my eyes off you / Who is gonna love me / Barbarella / Windy.

(Evolution 3003) New York? Fine ’50 ed inizio ’60.chiusura

BYRNE DONNA (VC)

Massachussetts.

Ha iniziato a scoprire ed apprezzare il jazz ascoltando dischi di Louis Armstrong e di Ella Fitzgerald a casa di un suo zio. E’ stata incoraggiata dal padre a cantare ed esibirsi all’età di due anni. Ha preso delle lezioni di danza e lezioni di canto privatamente. Ha partecipato al primo concerto di dilettanti nel 1977 ed il pianista Dave Mckenna la ha giudicata una buona cantante di jazz. Nel corso degli anni la sua carriera si è svolta in giro per molti famosi club, accompagnata dallo stesso Mckenna, da Gray Sargent, Herb Pomeroy, John Clayton. Cantante dalla voce chiara, in possesso di una vasta gamma di sfumature, dalla dizione perfetta e dalla capacità interpretativa molto fluente.

Discografia:

Sweet and lovely.Donna Byrne Sweet and lovely.

Donna Byrne (vc) Herb Pomeroy (flic) Gray Sargent (g) Marshall Wood (b) Jack Menna (dr)

Sweet and lovely / A sleepin’ bee / Someone to watch over me / Close your eyes / You came a long way from St. Louis / By myself / Love me or leave me / The lamp is low / Straighten up and fly right / Whisper not / I’m a fool to want you / Just you, just me / Love for sale.

(Ol’ Socks 001 CD)

Stoughton, MA, Aprile 1989.

Let’s Face the Music and Dance. Donna Byrne Let’s Face the Music and Dance.

Donna Byrne (vc) Herb Pomeroy (flic) Dick Johnson (sa-cl) Dave McKenna (p) Gray Sargent (g) Marshall Wood (b) Jim Gwin (dr)

What a little moonlight can do / Dream dancing / Blame it on my youth / Limehouse blues / The trouble with me is you / “Remember” medley : What’ll I do – I remember you – Something to remember you by / To the ends of the earth / Let’s face the music and dance / “Time” medley : I didn’t know what time it was – Too late now / Don’cha go ‘way mad / It’s all right with me / For all we know / The lonesome road.

(Stash STCD579 CD) Westwood, MA, Marzo 1992.

It Was Me. Donna Byrne It Was Me.

Donna Byrne (vc) Herb Pomeroy (tp-flic) Ken Peplowski (st-cl) Bill Cunliffe (p) Gray Sargent (g) Marshall Wood (b) Artie Cabral (dr)

It’s you or no one / It was me / Lullaby of the leaves / Medley : When your lover has gone – Lover come back to me / The fool on the hill / Lady be good / Another star / Medley : Tricrotism – Exactly like you / Sometime ago / Go easy / Three bears.

(Daring CD3022 CD) Marblehead, MA, 21-11-95.

Byrnin’.

Donna Byrne (vc) Tim Ray (p) Marshall Wood (b) Jim Gwin (dr)

The more I see you / Somewhere in the hills / September song / On Green Dolphin Street / Don’t take your love from me / If it’s magic / Lover / Yesterdays / You don’t know me / An occasional man / Down with love / All the way / Just friends.

(Ol’Socks OSCD3250 CD) Westwood, MA, 1998.

Don’t Dream of Anybody but Me. Donna Byrne Don’t Dream of Anybody but Me.

Donna Byrne (vc) Kenny Wenzel (tb-flic) Mike Monaghan (st-fl) Mike Turk (arm) Dave McKenna (p) Tim Ray (p-p/el) Marshall Wood (b) Jim Gwin (dr)

I’m afraid the masquerade is over / Street of dreams / It don’t mean a thing / In a sentimental mood / Surrey with the fringe on top / Don’t dream of anybody but me (Li’l darlin’) / The two lonely people / All alone on my own / My melancholy baby / East of the sun (and west of the moon) / He was too good to me / Someone to light up my life / Medley : A cottage for sale /A house is not a home / I hear music.

(O’ Socks OSCD8753) Westwood, MA, Marzo 2000.chiusura

BYRON DON, DONALD EGBERT JR. (ANCIE)

New York. 8/11/1958.

Il padre era un suonatore di basso in un gruppo di calipso e la madre pianista classica. Don ha ereditato qualcosa da tutti e due, poiché egli si trova a suo agio sia nel suonare jazz nei club, sia la musica classica nella New York Philarmonic. Nato e cresciuto nel Bronx, dopo aver studiato clarino classico, è entrato in una banda di salsa dove ha scritto anche gli arrangiamenti e nello stesso tempo ha continuato gli studi. Ha studiato il clarinetto con Joe Allard, ha frequentato la High School Of Music And Arts, la New York University, la Manhattan School Of Music ed il New England Conservatory of Music di Boston, dove si è perfezionato sotto la guida di George Russell. Ha ascoltato attentamente Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson e Miles Davis, non ha abbandonato però la sua passione per i suoni latino-americani e per la musica classica, anzi ha scoperto anche il klezmer. Nel 1980 è emerso sulla scena del Jazz di New York, diventandone una figura centrale. E’ venuto in Europa con la “Clarinet Family” di Hamiet Bluiett nel 1984, ha suonato poi con Craig Harris nel 1986, poi con David Murray, Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, Bobby Previte, Ralph Person, con Gunther Shuller, con i “Living Colour”, Geri Allen, Reggie Workman, ed altri. Tra gli ultimi gruppi con i quali ha collaborato, il ”NOJO” che sta per “Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra”. Il suo desiderio maggiore è stato quello di riaffermare il clarinetto come primo strumento del jazz. Musicista molto aperto a nuove esperienze, ma anche molto misurato.

Discografia:

Tuskegee Experiments.Tuskegee Experiments.

Don Byron (cl-cl/b) Greta Buck (viol) Edsel Gomez, Joe Berkovitz (p) Bill Frisell (g) Lonnie Plaxico, Reggie Workman (b) Kenny Davis (b/el) Ralph Peterson Jr., Pheeroan akLaff (dr) Richie Schwartz (marimba) Sadiq (poesia)

Waltz For Ellen / Tuskegee Strutter’s Ball / In Memorian : Uncle Dan / Next Love / Tears / Mainstem / Diego Rivera / Tuskegee Experiment / “Auf Einer Burg”.

(Elektra Nonesuch 79280) New York, Novembre 1990 – Luglio 1991.

Don Byron (cl) Bill Frisell (g) Kenny Davis (b) Ralph Peterson Jr. (dr)

Tuskegee Strutter’s Ball.

Verona, 22-6-91.

Play’s The Music Of Mickey Katz.Play’s The Music Of Mickey Katz.

Dave Douglas (tp-vc) Josh Roseman (tb-vc) Don Byron (cl-vc) J.D.Parran (cl-ss-fl) Mark Feldman (viol-vc) Uri Caine (p-vc) Steve Alcott (b) Richie Schwarz (dr-perc-xil) Lorin Skamberg, Avi Hoffman (vc) ed altri.

Prologue”Shed No Tears Before The Rain” / Frailach Jamboree / Haim Afen Range / Mamaliege Dance / Sweet And Gentle / Litvak Square Dance / C’est Si Bon / Tromonik Dance / Bar Mitzvah Special / Dreidel Song / Sder Dance / Paisach In Portugal / Berele’s Sherele / Mechaye War Chant / Kiss Of Meyer / Epilogue : Tears / Wedding Dance.

(Elektra Nonesuch 79313) New York, Settembre 1992.

Music For Six Musicians.Music For Six Musicians.

Graham Haynes (corn) Don Byron (cl) Edsel Gomez (p) Kenny Davis (b) Ben Wittman (dr) Jerry Gonzales (congas)

Shelby Steele Would Be Mowing Your Lawn / (The Press Made) Rodney King (Responsible For The LA Riots) / Sex-Work / La Estrellita / Crown Heights / The Allure Of Entanglement / The Importance Of Being Sharpton.

Don Byron (cl) Edsel Gomez (p) Ralph Peterson (dr) Jerry Gonzales (congas)

I’ll Chill On The Marley Tapes.

Graham Haynes (corn) Don Byron (cl) Edsel Gomez (p) Kenny Davis (b) Ben Wittman (dr) Jerry Gonzales (congas) Sadiq (recitazione)

Uh-Oh Chango! – White Hisotry Month.

Graham Haynes (corn) Don Byron (cl) Edsel Gomez (p) Andy Gonzales (b) Ben Wittman (dr) Jerry Gonzales (congas)

That Sucking Sound… (Fro Ross Perot)

(Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79354) New York, 1994.

No-Vibe Zone: Live At Knitting Factory.No-Vibe Zone

Don Byron (cl) Uri Caine (p) Daivid Gilmore (g) Kenny Davis (b) Marvin Smitty Smith (dr)

Wru / Sex-Work / Next Love / The Allure Of Entaglement / Tangerine / TuskegeeStruttewr’s Ball.

(Knitting Factory 191)

7-1-96.

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Bug Music.Bug Music.

Charles Lewis, Steve Bernstein, James Zollar (tp) Craig Harris (tb) Don Byron (cl-sb-vc) Steve Wilson (sa) Robert De Bellis (st) Uri Caine (p) David Gilmore (g) Paul Mayers (bj) Kenny Davis (b) Pheeroan akLaff, Joe Baron, Billy Hart (dr) Dean Bowman (vc)

The Dicty Glide / Frasquita Serenade / St.Louis Blues / Wondering Where / Bounce Of The Sugar Plum Fairies / Charley’s Prelude / Royal Garden Blues / Siberian Sleighride / The Penguin / The Quintet Plays Carmen / Powerhouse / Tobacco Auctioneer / War Dance For Wooden Indians / Cotton Club Stomp / Blue Bubbles / Snibor.

(Nonesuch 79438) Astoria, Maggio 1996.

Nu Blaxploitation.Nu Blaxploitation.

Monique Curnen, James Zollar (tp) Curtis Fowlkes (tb) Don Byron (cl-sb-perc) Uri Caine (p-org-clav) Davis Gilmore (g) Reggie Washington (b) Ben Wttman, Rodney Holmes (dr) Johnny Almedra (perc) Dean Bowman (vc) Sadiq Bey (recit)

Alien / Domino Theories – part.1 / Binky / Mango Meat / Interview / Schizo Jam / Dodi / I’m Stuck / I Cannot Commit / Fencewalk / Hagalo / Domino Theories part.2 / If 6 Was 9 / Furman.

(Blue Note 93711)

New York, 27-12-97 e 14-1-98.

Romance With The Unseen.Romance With The Unseen.

Don Byron (cl) Bill Frisell (g) Drew Gress (b) Jack DeJohnette (dr)

A Mural From Two Perspective / Sad Twilight / Beranrd Goetz, James Ramseur And Me / I’ll Follow The Sun / ‘Lude / Homecoming / One Finger Snap / Basquiat / Perdido (Pegao) / Closer To Home.

(Blue Note 7243 4 99545)

Bearsville, New York, Gennaio-Marzo 1999.

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A Fine Line.A Fine Line.

Don Byron (cl-cl/b) Uri Caine (p) Jerome Harris (g-b/el) Paulo Braga (dr-perc) Mark Ledford, Patricia O’Callaghan, Deam Bowman, Cassandra Wilson (vc)

Check Up / Zwielicht (Twilight) / Glitter And Be Gay / Basquiat / Ot’s Over / Creepin’ / Nessun dorma / Soldier In The Rain / Reach Out I’ll be There / The Ladies Who Lunch / Larghetto.

(Blue Note 7243 5 26801)

New York, Aprile-Maggio 2000.

You Are #.6.You Are n.6.

Ralph Alessi (tp) James Zollar (tp-flic) Curtis Fowlkes, Josh Roseman (tb) Robert Debellis (sa-st-fl) Don Byron (cl-cl/b) J.D.Parran (fl) Edsel Gomez (p) Hector Martignon (tast) David Gilmore (g) Leo Traversa (b-vc) Don Byron Sr. (b) Ben Wittman (dr-perc) Milton Cardona (congas-perc-vc) Johnny Almendra, Mauro Refosco (perc) Julie Patton, Gwen Snyder, Designer (vc) Dj Spooky (remix)

Theme From <Hatari> / You Are n.6 / Klang / B-Setting / A Wisper In My Ear / Dub-Ya / Belmondo’s Lip / Shake ‘Em Up / You Are n.6,5 / No Whine / Dark Room / Belmondo’s Lip.

(Blue Note 32231) New York, 2001.

Highwire.Highwire.

Lina Allemano, Jason Logue, Kevin Turcotte (tp) Stephen Donald, Don Laws, Scott Suttie (tb) Don Byron (cl) Andy Ballantyne, Don Bone, Sean O’Connor, Ernie Tollar, Patricia Wheeler (redds) Doug Burrell (tuba) Rob Cutton (b) Hugh Marsh (viol) Barry Romberg (dr)

The Great Farini, Pt.1 : Kalahari / The Great Farini, Pt.2 : Funambulist / Short Order / The Broad Daylight / The First Day Of School / Prayer / Forensic Evidence / Go Fly A Kite : Take That, Ben Franklin / Skunk Punchers / Shadowed.

(True North Rec. TND 273)

10 e 12-9-2001.

Ivey Divey.Ivey Divey.

Ralph Alessi (tp) Don Byron (cl) Jason Moran (p) Lonnie Plaxico (b) Jack DeJohnette (dr)

I Wanna To Be Happy / Somobody Loves Me / I Cover The Waterfront / I’ve Found A New Baby / Himm / The Goon Drag / Abie The Fishman / Lefty Teachers At Home / “Leopold Leopold / Freddie Freeolader / In A Silent Way / Somebody Loves Me.

(Blue Note 78215)

23-24 Maggio 2004.

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Do The Boomerang: The Music Of Junior Walker.Do The Boomerang

Curtis Fowlkew (tb) Don Byron (cl) George Colligan (org) Chris Thomas King (g-vc) David Gimore (g) Brad Jones (b) Rodney Holmes (dr) Dean Bowman (vc)

Cleo’s Mood / Ain’t That The Truth / Do The Boomerang / Mark Anthony Speaks / Shotgun / There It Is / Satan’s Blues / Hewbie Steps Out / Pucker Up , Buttercup / Tally-Ho / What Does It Take / (I’m A) Roadrunner.

(Blue Note 094)

Dicembre 2005.

A Ballad For Many.A Ballad For Many

Don Byron (cl) altri da identificare.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / Fyodorovich, for chamber ensemble / Blink Blank Blokoe, for chamber ensemble / Spin, for chamber ensemble / Basquiat, for chamber ensemble / The Integrity / The Silver Wings / The Despite A Barrage / The Explanation / The 450 Tuskegee Airmen / The You Can Fly / The Finally in 1941 / The Fortunately / The Credits / Show Him Some Lub, for chamber ensemble.

(Cantaloupe 21036)

13-6-2006.

Love, Peace, and Soul.Love, Peace, and Soul.

Xavier Davis (p) Pheeroan Aklaff (dr) Brandon Ross, Vernon Reird (g) Dean Bowman (vc) Ralph Alessi (tr) JD Parran (sb)

Highway To Heaven / When I’ve Sung My Last Song / It’s My Desire / Shaw Time / Consideration / Take My Hand, Precious Lord / Beams Of Heaven / Hide Me In Thy Bosom / Himmm / I’ve Got To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song / Didn’t It Rain / When I’ve Done My Best

(Savoy) Luglio, 2011.chiusura

CABAY GUY (VIB)

Polleur, Belgio, 1950.

Autiodidatta, ha iniziato l’attività applicandosi alla batteria ed al pianoforte. Nel 1966 ha suonato a Omblain con Gary Burton e nel 1968 ha iniziato a suonare anche il vibrafono, rimasto il suo strumento preferito. Nel 1970 si è diplomato in musica all’Università di Liegi. Ha suonato con uguale impegno sia in gruppi tradizionali che in quelli moderni ed è venuto anche in Italia a studiare la musica medievale. Ha suonato con il gruppo di Steve Houben, poi è andato in Olanda ed in Russia, ha accompagnato anche la cantante Jean Vallée. Nel 1978 ha registrato il suo primo album da leader, insieme a Bill Frisell, Toots Thielemans, Steve Houben e Larry Schneider. Alla fine degli anni ’70 ha insegnato nelle scuole secondarie. Nel 1981 ha fondato il gruppo “Lemon Air”. In seguito ha insegnato all’Università di Liegi ed al Conservatorio di Bruxelles. Nel 1989 ha messo su un quintetto insieme a Phil Abraham. Musicista molto legato al latin jazz, atmosfera che non è mai mancata nei suoi gruppi.

Discografia:

Tot-A-Fet Rote Cou-D’Zeur Cou-D’Zos.Guy Cabay Tot-A-Fet Rote Cou-D’Zeur Cou-D’Zos.

Guy Cabay (vc-p-arr) Milou Struvay (tp) Steve Honben (sa-fl) Greg Badolato (st) Gerard Malherbe (g) Jean-Luc Coumrier (b) Jean Weber (dr)

Obzebekes.

Stesso gruppo con Eddy Davidson per Weber.

Li robaleu / A m’vwezene / Al copete / Dji m’distourne di m’voye / Li sabat d’sinte mere l’oto dji d’dimande… / Pax pollinibus bonae voluntatis pove tiesse / Tot-a-fet rote cou-d’ zeur cou-d’zos.

(Michel Dickenscheid 0027) Ougree, 1978.

Li Tins, Les Etes Et On Po Do’Om.

Guy Cabay (vc-p-comp) Rene Desmaele, carlo De Wild (tp) Milou Struvav (tp) Jean Rintel, Jean Pol Danhier (tb) Steve Houben (sa) Michel Dickenscheid (st) Stepnahe Martini (g) Gerard Malhrebe (g) Bill Frisell (g) Kermit Driscoll (b) Jean-Luc Couturier (b) Vinnie Johnson (dr) Bruno Castellucci (dr)

Les d’mey dons de coste del mouse / Li Harlake et l’djone feye / Medley : Tchanson po l’dierin ne houyire / Cwate tcahnsons so l’nom d’Julia / Julia onk / Julia dues / Julia l’ote /n Julia l’dierin ne / Cahin-cahi et cahin-cacha / Tchanson d’noye / Camamele et cataplane / Cwand Simon mousse fou d’ine tchapele / La nuleye e m’payis / Cahin cahi et cahin-cacha.

(Michelle Dickenscheid 0047) Ougree, 1979.

Guy Cabay.

Steve Houben (fl) Guy Cabay (vib) Michel Herr (g) Bo Stief (b) Bruno castellucci (dr)

Titolo sconosciuto (inedito)

(Michel Dickerscheid) Ougree, Settembre-Ottobre 1981.

Mirror D’Ailleurs.Guy Cabay Mirror D’Ailleurs.

Richard Rousselet (tp, Paul Bourdiandhy (tb) Steve Houben (fl-sa-ss) John Ruocco (cl) Greg Bodolato (st-ss) Guy Cabay (p-vib-marin-comp-arr-vc) Kevin Mulligan, Bill Frisell (g) Everet Verhees (b) Bruno castellucci (dr) Philippe DeCock (perc) Georges Pradez, Annick (vc)

Mon univers a l’ecrevisse…./ Il pleut de l’eau d’or / Saison sans mots / L’invitation au peche / A ma mere et a toi / Chanson de fin de siecle / Lea amours de l’impossible / Coucher de sounneil / Mais qui de nous est / Ouand tes maisons couleur de chair.

(Michel Dickenscheid 087) Ougree, 1983.

Guy Cabay (vib) altri non identificati.

Bossa colas / Bosse a Cabay.

(Michel Dickenscheid 0097) Orgree.

In The Garden Of Silence.Guy Cabay In The Garden Of Silence.

Steve Houben (sa-fl) Guy Cabay (vib) Diederiek Wissels (p) Hein van de Geyn (b) Jan de Haas (dr)

La Fontana calypso / Small bell flowers / Le miroir aux alouettes / The gardener of silence / Seven for eight on the sun dial / The gardens in Slumberland / Versailles.

(Michel Dickenscheid 0109)

Liegi, Giugno 1984.

Balzin’ Reyes.Guy Cabay Balzin’Reyes.

Guy Cabay (vc-p-vib) Ack van Rooyen (tp-flic) Larry Schneider (ss-st) Toots Thielemans (arm-fis) Michel Herr (p) Karel Boehlee (p-keyb) Peter Thiehuis (g) Michel Hatzigeorgiou (b) Bruno Castellucci (dr) Bart Fermie (perc) Deborah Brown, B.J.Scott, Bart Fermie (back/vc)

Li tourna da toumas / Ich’mon dju lambiet / Houtez s’i plout / Djus-d’la / Couki so en let / Ubu cinsi / Cafe ligeois do Brasil / Paroles d’amour / Les camatches a l’ahesse / Tos les coucous.

(AA AALP 3600) Bruxelles, Aprile 1986.

Vibes.

Bert Joris (flic) Steve Houben (fl) Guy Cabay (vib) Stephane Collin (p) Benoit Vanderstraten

(b) Andre Charlier (dr)

Song for Julien.

Steve Houben (fl) Jacques Pelzer (sa) Guy Cabay (vib) Stephane Collin (p) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr) Chris Joris (perc)

Docier “Z”.

Guy Cabay (vc-p-keyb) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

The Beginning of a blue world.

Stesso gruppo più Philip Catherine (g)

Ephemerides.

Guy Cabay (vib) Stephane Collin (p) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr) Chris Joris (perc)

Tropical winds.

Bert Joris (flic) Guy Cabay (vib) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

Cia bello.

Bert Joris (flic) Guy Cabay (vib) Stephane Collins (keyb) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr) Chris Joris (perc)

Steve’s blues.

Steve Houben (fl) Guy Cabay (vib-keyb) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

IC train.

(B Sharp 1006) Bruxelles, Aprile 1987.

Guy Cabay/Steve Houben Et Le Coucon’s Band.

Guy Cabay (vib) altri non identificati.

Ele les magne crous / La pollinoise.

(DWO 23) 1988.

Lemon Air.

Phil Abraham (tb) Guy Cabay (vib) Benoit Sourisse (p-keyb) Yannick Robert (g) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

Barisart / La banana Dennis / Mademe de…/ Lemon air / L’odespakispite / The name of the rose / Calidi bossa.

Stesso gruppo con più Philippe Sellan (sa)

Bingo blues / Street without name.

Guy Cabay (vib) Benoit Sourisse (p-keyb) Yannick Robert (g) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

Avenue Louise.

Guy Cabay (vib) Benoit Sourisse (p-keyb) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

Corallines.

(B Sharp CDS 072 CD) Ohain, Giugno 1989.

Brussels Jazz Promenade.

Guy Cabay (vc) Toots Thielemans (arm) Philip Catherine (g)

Brussels jazz rally.

(Live Music M001/91 CD) Bruxelles, Marzo 1992.

Causes Communes.

Guy Cabay (vib) Fabrice Fiorini (p)

Anagramme d’Hanna.

(Musique Acoustique) Ougree, 1993.

The Ghost Of McCoyìs Castle.

Guy Cabay (vib) Benoit Sourisse (p-keyb) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Andre Charlier (dr)

A Brasilian carol / pastis chaud / Meeting in the 50’s / The drum shuttle / Pas si fleur bleue / Hymmie a Ophelie /n If I were an evergreen / Black Monk / McCoy’s castle / The blues du bossu / The ghost.

(B Sharp CDS 101 CD) Bruxelles, 9 e 10-7-94.

On The Jazz Side Of My Street.Guy Cabay On The Jazz Side Of My Street.

Phil Abraham (tb) Steve Houben (fl-sa) Guy Cabay (vib) Michel Herr (p) Jacques Pirotton (g) Alexandre Cavaliere (viol) Benoit Vanderstraten (b) Bruno castellucci (dr) con lam Heliotrope String Orchestra.

Billy STrayhorn sur les Champes Elysses / Il est si bless po on Manitou / There will never ne another / Saint Sonny / An evergreen story with a little taste of French accent / Fat todi qu’ele djaze / Thelonious in Woodstock / Suite in 6 movements for a magic jazz quartet / The Queen’s dilemma (overture 1) / The King’s dilemma (overture 1) / Bach’s groove / Laurindo’s atmosphere / Conversations with the past / Gigue for Django / Belle marquise d’amour mourir

(Igloo IGL 181 CD) Belgio, Novembre 2004 & Gennaio 2005.chiusura

CAB JVERS.

Gruppo formato da elementi dell’orchestra di Cab Calloway, organizzato su iniziativa del sassofonista Chu Berry, in occasione di sedute di registrazione. Il gruppo si è sciolto nel 1941 alla morte di Berry e si è ricostituito dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, sempre con gli stessi musicisti: Jonah Jones, Tyree Glenn, Ike Quebec e Al Gibson. Gruppo che come il precedente si è riunito solo in occasione di sedute di registrazione. chiusura

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