Byrd in Flight

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Byrd in Flight
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1960
Recorded January 17, 1960 (#3, 9)
January 25, 1960 (#1, 4, 7, 8)
July 10, 1960 (#2, 5, 6)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:51 original LP
58:06 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BLP 4048
BST 84048
Producer Alfred Lion
Donald Byrd chronology
Fuego
(1959)
Byrd in Flight
(1960)
At the Half Note Cafe
(1960)

Byrd in Flight is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4048 and BST 84048 featuring Byrd with Jackie McLean or Hank Mobley, Duke Pearson, Doug Watkins or Reggie Workman and Lex Humphries.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars and stated "By the time of this fourth Blue Note album by trumpeter Donald Byrd, it became clear that his playing was becoming stronger with the passing of time".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Ghana" - 7:20
  2. "Little Boy Blue" (Milton Adelstein, Eugene Field) - 7:28
  3. "Gate City" (Duke Pearson) - 5:04
  4. "Lex" - 7:37
  5. "Bo" (Pearson) - 6:34
  6. "My Girl Shirl" (Pearson) - 5:48

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Child's Play" (Byrd, Pearson) - 6:56
  2. "Carol" - 5:42
  3. "Soulful Kiddy" - 5:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed August 31, 2010
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed August 31, 2010