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#2469678 - 02/07/13 05:53 PM RIP Donald Byrd
skipclone 1 Offline
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Smooth before it was called smooth.
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#2469691 - 02/07/13 07:07 PM Re: RIP Donald Byrd [Re: skipclone 1]
Larryz Offline
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His spirit lives on...He was a great musician with his own vibe!

Edited by Larryz (02/08/13 08:47 AM)
Take care, Larryz

#2469761 - 02/08/13 05:43 AM Re: RIP Donald Byrd [Re: Larryz]
Eric Iverson Offline
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Yes, he was great back in the day. One of my favorite albums is Donald's "Taking Care of Business" with a young Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams on baritone sax. This was before Herbie went with Miles, but he was great even as a kid.

Some of your jazz trumpeters played (and still DO) great melodic lines, and we guitarists miss out on a lot if we don't check them out. And some of your Bach and Handel pieces with lots of brass are just out and out MAJESTIC!

#2469827 - 02/08/13 10:03 AM Re: RIP Donald Byrd [Re: Eric Iverson]
whitefang Offline
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His old recordings STILL sound great. And his signature guitar STILL looks good!

Rest in peace, brother.
I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!

#2470288 - 02/10/13 07:21 PM Re: RIP Donald Byrd [Re: whitefang]
A McLeod III Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: NawthEastern NC
I'm from NC and though younger then (1973 through 1977) I was very familiar with his tenure and association with North Carolina Central University and a certain band called NYC 125th Street. His guitar player from that group, Ronnie Cozart. His brother was one of my students when I taught in Durham. Great musician and great music teacher. We don't have a lot of those left amongst the current cultural wasteland. frown R.I.P
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#2470760 - 02/12/13 09:13 AM Re: RIP Donald Byrd [Re: A McLeod III]
Terrell Offline
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Originally Posted By: A McLeod III
We don't have a lot of those left amongst the current cultural wasteland. frown R.I.P



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