Black Byrd

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Black Byrd
Black Byrd.jpg
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1973
Recorded April 3 & 4, 1972 at The Sound Factory, Hollywood
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 44:21
Label Blue Note
Producer Larry Mizell
Donald Byrd chronology
Ethiopian Knights
Black Byrd
Street Lady
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Black Byrd is a 1973 album by Donald Byrd and the first of his Blue Note albums to be 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]

1."Flight Time"Larry Mizell8:27
2."Black Byrd"Larry Mizell8:00
3."Love's So Far Away"Larry Mizell6:00
4."Mr. Thomas"Larry Mizell, Warren Jordan5:15
5."Sky High"Larry Mizell5:59
6."Slop Jar Blues"Larry Mizell6:00
7."Where Are We Going?"Larry Mizell, Larry Gordon4:40



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

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