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.
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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