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"…
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 328 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1956, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). 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.
Phil Woods, Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1957) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods and Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1957) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:12 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,05 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 752 MB

The Young Bloods is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Phil Woods recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label. Despite the presence of co-leader Donald Byrd, Woods wrote four of the six tracks and dominates the solo offerings, hence the recording date is attributed to Woods, which conveniently also preserves the integrity of my alphabetic by artist filing system.

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 & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks0+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 597 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959-67, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | 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 - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris (1958) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (833 994-2)

Trumpeter Donald Byrd spent a few months in France in 1958, and a Paris concert resulted in two LPs' worth of material. Byrd's quintet at the time included Bobby Jaspar (on tenor and flute), pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Byrd was just beginning to find his own sound in the late '50s and he is in excellent form on "Dear Old Stockholm," Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal," Jaspar's "Flute Blues," "Ray's Idea," and "The Blues Walk." This is a fine all-around hard bop session.
Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:51 minutes | 1,75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"A New Perspective" was released in 1963 on Blue Note Records. Considered to be one of the best and most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Byrd himself said about the album, "I mean this album seriously. Because of my own background, I've always wanted to write an entire album of spiritual-like pieces. The most accurate way I can describe what we were all trying to do is that this is a modern hymnal. In an earlier period, the New Orleans jazzmen would often play religious music for exactly what it was - but with their own jazz textures and techniques added. Now, as modern jazzmen, we're also approaching this tradition with respect and great pleasure".
Musica Contexta - William Byrd: The Great Service in the Chapel Royal (2012) (Repost)

Musica Contexta - William Byrd: The Great Service in the Chapel Royal (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:24 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 0789

This is an unusual recording of William Byrd's choral music for several reasons. First, it involves the Great Service, an Anglican work (nobody's first choice with the Catholic Byrd), and an amorphous and not terribly often recorded one at that. Second, the singers of Musica Contexta perform with a hypothesized period English pronunciation that may well be authentic but takes a bit of getting used to. The Service is filled out with organ versions of Byrd motets in an attempt to give it not its original form, but at least something of the flow it would have had in performance.

Donald Byrd - Timeless [Recorded 1955-1957] (2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 13, 2018
Donald Byrd - Timeless [Recorded 1955-1957] (2002)

Donald Byrd - Timeless [Recorded 1955-1957] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Savoy Jazz (SVY 17128)

Timeless Donald Byrd combines most of the trumpeter's 1955 Savoy session Byrd's Word and two tracks from alto saxophonist John Jenkins' 1957 Savoy release Jazz Eyes. Both albums are solid examples of mid-'50s mainstream jazz and represent both artists well. Given that these albums go in and out of print, the Timeless compilations are welcome additions to the artists' catalogs, though diehards will still want to seek out the original albums.

The Curse of the Cat People (1944)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at July 12, 2018
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
BDRip 720p | 1h 09mn | 976x720 | MKV AVC@7445Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 4.37 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 09mn | 1488x1080 | MKV AVC@11.9 Mbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 6.56 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama | Subtitles: English

This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, and has no friends her own age as a result.