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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Feb 11, 2013.
I just heard that he died last Monday, February 4, on NPR.
I'm very surprised that this news wasn't more widely reported; your posting this info was a surprise to me
Donald Byrd was a GREAT musician; a very iinovative and creative player.
"Stepping Into Tomorrow" with Chuck Rainey on bass is still very fresh for me.
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RIP Donald. You'll be missed!
Great musician, and it wasn't reported here either, sadly.
I watch a fair amount of news and I must have missed it or they didn't report it, not even on the Grammies. Byrd's music was a big influence on me when I was was going from a young rocker kid to digging more groove jazz back in the 70's.
Fly on Donald......................
The news of Donald Byrd's passing not made public for about a week.
Wow! From wikipedia:
"... In addition to his master's from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd had two master's degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982."
Sorry to hear this. I saw a 'reunion concert' of the Blackbyrds in Detroit three or four years ago (opening for Herbie Hancock at a wonderful outside venue on the Detroit Riverfront. Joyous concert. I believe Donald was already at that time too ill to travel.
i'll never forget the first time i heard that first BlackByrds LP!
Who was donald byrds bass player,sure sounds like Jamerson?
Jamerson did play on few Donald Byrd tracks like "We're Just a Dance Band," and Chuck Rainey played on other tracks like "Dominoe" or "Spaces and Places."
thank you sir. good stuff...
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