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Donald Byrd

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Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop ...

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Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.

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Hank's Other Tune (aka the Late Show) (feat. Doug Watkins)
Hank's Other Tune (aka the Late Show) (feat. Doug Watkins)
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Involution (feat. Donald Byrd, Steve Ellington, Cecil McBee, James Spaulding & Julian Priester)
Involution (feat. Donald Byrd, Steve Ellington, Cecil McBee, James Spaulding & Julian Priester)
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Effusive Melange (feat. Donald Byrd, Steve Ellington, Cecil McBee, James Spaulding & Julian Priester)
Effusive Melange (feat. Donald Byrd, Steve Ellington, Cecil McBee, James Spaulding & Julian Priester)
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Ghana (feat. Hank Mobley, Lex Humphries, Duke Pearson & Doug Watkins)
Ghana (feat. Hank Mobley, Lex Humphries, Duke Pearson & Doug Watkins)
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