Posted by: skipclone 1
RIP Donald Byrd - 02/07/13 05:53 PM
Smooth before it was called smooth.
I`ve played an acoustic version of `Walking in Rhythm` several times:http://www.spinner.com/2013/02/07/donald-byrd-dead/
Posted by: Larryz
Re: RIP Donald Byrd - 02/07/13 07:07 PM
His spirit lives on...He was a great musician with his own vibe!
Posted by: Eric Iverson
Re: RIP Donald Byrd - 02/08/13 05:43 AM
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!
Posted by: whitefang
Re: RIP Donald Byrd - 02/08/13 10:03 AM
His old recordings STILL sound great. And his signature guitar STILL looks good!
Rest in peace, brother.
Posted by: A McLeod III
Re: RIP Donald Byrd - 02/10/13 07:21 PM
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.