The Creeper (album)

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The Creeper
The Creeper (album).jpg
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1981
Recorded October 5, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 48:48
Label Blue Note
LT 1096
Producer Alfred Lion, Duke Pearson, Francis Wolff
Donald Byrd chronology
Slow Drag
The Creeper
Fancy Free

The Creeper is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring Byrd with Sonny Red, Pepper Adams, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, and Mickey Roker recorded in October 1967 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1981.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and stated "For the last time, Byrd was heard in prime form in an acoustic format... although none of the originals caught on as standards (or have been performed since), together as a whole they give one a lot of variety in the then-modern hard bop field. Pity that this album has been out of print since the mid-'80s".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Samba Yanta" (Chick Corea) - 9:35
  2. "I Will Wait for You" (Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand) - 9:05
  3. "Blues Medium Rare" - 6:06
  4. "The Creeper" (Sonny Red) - 4:38
  5. "Chico-San" (Corea) - 6:45
  6. "Early Sunday Morning" - 6:18
  7. "Blues Well Done" - 6:21



  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 36. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.