Kofi (album)

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Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1995
Recorded December 16, 1969 (#1-2)
December 4, 1970 (#3-5)
A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 43:37
Label Blue Note
Blue Note 31875
Producer Duke Pearson
Donald Byrd chronology
Electric Byrd
(1970)Electric Byrd1970
Ethiopian Knights
(1971)Ethiopian Knights1971

Kofi is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin, Duke Pearson, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Airto Moreira, Wally Richardson, and Mickey Roker recorded in 1969 and 1970 and released on the Blue Note label in 1995.[1]


The Allmusic review by Rob Theakston awarded the album 4 stars and stated "The playing here is no less than stellar... The subtle relaxed tones of this album make it truly one of the essential releases in Byrd's catalog".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Kofi" - 7:46
  2. "Fufu" - 9:39
  3. "Perpetual Love" - 7:38
  4. "Elmina" - 8:37
  5. "The Loud Minority" (Frank Foster) - 9:57 Bonus track on CD



In 2013, the German House/Techno DJ SCNTST remixed "Kofi" and renamed it "Mind What" .[2]


  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Theakson, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2010