Black Byrd

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Black Byrd
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1973
Recorded April 3 & 4 and November 24, 1972
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 44:21
Label Blue Note
Producer Larry Mizell
Donald Byrd chronology
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Black Byrd
Street Lady
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Black Byrd is a 1973 album by Donald Byrd and his first for Blue Note Records produced by Larry Mizell, assisted by his brother, former Motown producer Fonce. In the jazz funk idiom, it is among Blue Note Records' best selling album releases. The title of the album inspired the name of Byrd's apprentice group, The Blackbyrds.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Flight Time"   8:27
2. "Black Byrd"   8:00
3. "Love's So Far Away"   6:00
4. "Mr. Thomas"   5:15
5. "Sky High"   5:59
6. "Slop Jar Blues"   6:00
7. "Where Are We Going?"   4:40



  1. ^ Huey, Steve (2011). "Black Byrd - Donald Byrd | AllMusic". Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 36. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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