Electric Byrd

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Electric Byrd
Electric Byrd.jpg
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released November 1970[1]
Recorded May 15, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:47
Label Blue Note
BST 84349
Producer Duke Pearson
Donald Byrd chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Electric Byrd is a jazz fusion album by Donald Byrd released on Blue Note in 1970.[3]


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated,“Donald Byrd's transitional sessions from 1969-1971 are actually some of the trumpeter's most intriguing work, balancing accessible, funky, Davis-style fusion with legitimate jazz improvisation. Electric Byrd, from 1970, is the best of the bunch, as Byrd absorbs the innovations of Bitches Brew and comes up with one of his most consistent fusion sets of any flavor.”

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Donald Byrd, unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Estavanico" - 11:35
  2. "Essence" - 10:42
  3. "Xibaba" (Airto Moreira) - 13:42
  4. "The Dude" - 7:48



  1. ^ Billboard Nov 14, 1970
  2. ^ Huey, Steve (2011). "Electric Byrd - Donald Byrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Huey, S.Allmusic Review: Electric Byrd accessed 07 June 2010