Hi-Fly (Jaki Byard album)

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Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1962
Recorded January 30, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:46
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8273
Producer Esmond Edwards
Jaki Byard chronology
Here's Jaki
(1960)Here's Jaki1960
Out Front!
(1964)Out Front!1964

Hi-Fly is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1962 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Robert Taylor stating, "it would be virtually impossible, and futile, to try and duplicate the individual genius of Jaki Byard. This stands as one of his best".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except where noted

  1. "Hi-Fly" (Randy Weston) – 3:58
  2. "Tillie Butterball" – 5:13
  3. "Excerpts from "Yamecraw"" – 4:36
  4. "There Are Many Worlds" – 5:27
  5. "Here to Hear" – 7:44
  6. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 3:22
  7. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) – 4:56
  8. "Blues in the Closet" (Oscar Pettiford) – 4:28





  1. ^ Prestige Records New Jazz catalogue discography accessed July 24, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat: February 14, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 4
  3. ^ a b Taylor, R. Allmusic Review, accessed July 24, 2012