Ethiopian Knights

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Ethiopian Knights
Ethiopian Knights.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 25, 1971 (#1-2)
August 26, 1971 (#3)
A&M Studios, Los Angeles
GenreJazz fusion, jazz, jazz-funk
LabelBlue Note
BST 84380
ProducerGeorge Butler
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 released on the Blue Note label in 1972.[1][2]


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".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

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



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