Ethiopian Knights

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Ethiopian Knights
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1971
Recorded August 25 & 26, 1971; A&M studios, Los Angeles (CA)
Genre Jazz fusion, Jazz, Jazz-funk
Length 37:03
Label Blue Note
Donald Byrd chronology
Ethiopian Knights
Black Byrd

Ethiopian Knights is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Thurman Green, Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, and Joe Sample recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1971.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Even if it isn't quite as consistent as Kofi and Electric Byrd, Ethiopian Knights is another intriguing transitional effort that deepens the portrait of Byrd the acid jazz legend".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "The Emperor" - 15:14
  2. "Jamie" - 3:38
  3. "The Little Rasti" - 17:41
  • Recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California on August 25 (tracks 1 & 2) & 26 (track 3), 1971



  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2010