Donald Byrd The Cat Walk

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {2010, K2/XRCD24 24-bit Super Analog Extended Resolution, Reissue} Repost

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 45 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop | Blue Note #ST-84075/EMI Music Special Markets #509992-64059-3-3/Audio Wave #AWMXR-0009
Manufactured by JVC Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd., Japan

Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. A quintet setting, with pianist Duke Pearson (another longtime Byrd collaborator), bassist Laymon Jackson, and a lively Philly Joe Jones on drums joining the front line of Byrd and Adams, the sessions for The Cat Walk benefited from the writing and arrangement skills of Pearson, who contributes three compositions here, the impressive opener "Say You're Mine," "Duke's Mixture"…

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {Blue Note XRCD 2010}  Music

Posted by Bezz at Dec. 22, 2010
Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {Blue Note XRCD 2010}

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {Blue Note XRCD 2010}
Jazz | XLD rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 300 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records {Audio Wave}

Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. A quintet setting, with pianist Duke Pearson (another longtime Byrd collaborator), bassist Laymon Jackson, and a lively Philly Joe Jones on drums joining the front line of Byrd and Adams, the sessions for The Cat Walk benefited from the writing and arrangement skills of Pearson, who contributes three compositions here, the impressive opener "Say You're Mine," "Duke's Mixture," and "Hello Bright Sunflower," ~ AllMusic

Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 3, 2013
Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)

Donald Byrd - Don't Worry Be Jazzy By Donald Byrd (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 01:21:38 | 187,78 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Funk, Soul | Label: Be Jazzy

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.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 339 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods' name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}  Music

Posted by Bezz at June 29, 2011
Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd (1992) {PROPER}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 480 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ EMI Records

Given the long period of time that Donald Byrd recorded for Blue Note (from the 1950s through the mid-'70s), it seems more than a little disingenuous to refer to the relatively brief period he spent with the Mizell Brothers as his producers, arrangers, and composers in the '70s as his best work. It is true that it was his most commercially viable period, and that many of the cuts he recorded with them ~ AllMusic

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd - 1992 - FLAC  Music

Posted by mattstan at March 30, 2008
Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd - 1992 - FLAC

Donald Byrd - The Best Of Donald Byrd - CD Release 1992 (songs all 1970s)
FLAC Lossless | various kbs ~950 | Time: 72'53'' | 486 MB
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic} [repost]

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) [4CD BoxSet] {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 606 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 100 Mb
© 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors & Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:13 Min | 292,18 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007-07-17 (1982)

A definite soul based session for Donald Byrd – and that's saying a lot here, because his previous decade's worth of work had all had some sort of R&B focus. The main force behind the set here is Isaac Hayes – who's producing, arranging, and playing most of the keyboards on the album. Oddly, Ike's not singing at all – and vocals are instead handled by Rose Williams, Diane Davis, Pat Lewis, and Myra Walker – plus the Hot Buttered Soul group on backing vocals.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-1200dpi (PNG) | 42:17 Min | 302,92 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007, July, 16

Love Byrd is a 1981 album by Donald Byrd and 125th St, NYC, produced by Isaac Hayes and released on the Elektra label.

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006} [repost]  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at July 14, 2012
Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006} [repost]

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note RVG 2006}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 283 MB | Scans JPG | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 98 MB
Genre: jazz, hard-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Blue Note | CAT # 62632 | 2006

Donald Byrd was at his peak as a straight-ahead hard bop band leader in the early '60s, turning a series of remarkably solid, enjoyable sessions for Blue Note. Royal Flush is no exception to the rule. Recorded in the fall of 1961, Royal Flush finds Byrd once again working with baritionist Pepper Adams, but adding bassist Butch Warren, drummer Billy Higgins, and, most importantly, a young pianist named Herbie Hancock. For the most part, the quintet plays a set of vital hard bop, swinging hard on the bluesy groove "Hush" and laying back on the pop standard "I'm a Fool to Want You."