Up with Donald Byrd

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Up with Donald Byrd
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1965
Recorded October 6, November 2 & December 16, 1964
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Donald Byrd chronology
A New Perspective
(1962)
Up with Donald Byrd
(1964)
I'm Tryin' to Get Home
(1964)

Up with Donald Byrd is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Jimmy Heath, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell recorded in 1964. It was released on the Verve label in 1965 as V/V6 8609,[1] and was Byrd's only album for Verve.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and stated "The music is mostly pretty forgettable despite such top sidemen... A lesser effort".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "You're Talkin' About My Baby" (Gale Garnett, Walter Hirsch, Ray Rivera) - 2:39
  2. "Blind Man, Blind Man" (Herbie Hancock) - 2:51
  3. "Boom Boom" (John Lee Hooker) - 4:21
  4. "My Babe" (Willie Dixon) - 2:48
  5. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) - 3:58
  6. "House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional) - 5:05
  7. "Bossa" - 7:56
  8. "Cantaloupe Island" (Hancock) - 6:46
  9. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) - 5:13
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on October 6 (tracks 1 & 2), November 2 (tracks 3-6), & December 16 (tracks 7-9), 1964 .

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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