Byrd Jazz

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Byrd Jazz
Byrd Jazz.jpg
Live album by
Released1956
RecordedAugust 23, 1955
New World Stage Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
GenreJazz
Length55:27
LabelTransition
TRLP 5
ProducerTom Wilson
Donald Byrd chronology
Byrd Jazz
(1956)
Byrd's Word
(1955)

Byrd Jazz is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in Detroit in 1955 and originally released on Tom Wilson's Transition label.[1] The album contains Byrd's first recordings as a leader (although the sessions that comprised Byrd's Eye View were released first), and was later re-released as First Flight on the Delmark label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "all of the music is straightahead and swinging. A fine beginning for the very interesting career of Donald Byrd".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated

  1. "Blues" - 6:15
  2. "Tortion Level" - 6:26
  3. "Woody 'n' You" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 7:32
  4. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 7:37
  5. "Parisian Thoroughfare" (Bud Powell) - 14:26
  6. "Yusef" (Barry Harris) - 5:36
  7. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) - 6:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 3, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2012