Blackjack (Donald Byrd album)

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Blackjack
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1967
Recorded January 9, 1967
May 27, 1963 (Bonus track)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:36
Label Blue Note
BLP 4259
BST 84259
Producer Alfred Lion
Donald Byrd chronology
Mustang!
(1966)
Blackjack
(1967)
Slow Drag
(1967)

Blackjack is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4259.[1] The CD reissue included one bonus track recorded in 1963.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated "One can sense that Byrd wanted to break through the boundaries and rules of hard bop but had not yet decided on his future directions".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Blackjack" - 6:16
  2. "West of Pecos" (Sonny Red Kyner) - 5:29
  3. "Loki" (Kyner) - 5:53
  4. "Eldorado" (Mitch Farber) - 8:00
  5. "Beale Street" (Kyner) - 5:25
  6. "Pentatonic" - 4:59
  7. "All Members" (Heath) - 4:34 Bonus track on CD reissue
Recorded on May 27, 1963 (track 7) & January 9, 1967 (tracks 1-6).

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1-6

Track 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 2, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 2, 2010