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Transition sessions : Byrd's eye view ; Watkins at large ; Byrd blows at Beacon Hill

Donald Byrd (performer), Doug Watkins (performer)
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Transition sessions : Byrd's eye view ; Watkins at large ; Byrd blows at Beacon Hill

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jazz, hard bop/soul jazz, Bop
Title
Transition sessions : Byrd's eye view ; Watkins at large ; Byrd blows at Beacon Hill
Performer
Donald Byrd 1932-2013 (trompet) Doug Watkins 1934-1962 (contrabas)
Publisher
Fresh Sound, 2014
2 cd's
Recording date
1955, 1956
Playing time
02:03:20
Note
Remastered ed.
EAN
8427328608367
CDR
JE37658

About Donald Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.

Biography

Early life and career

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, Byrd obtained a bachelor's degree in music from Wayne State University and a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music. While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, as the successor to Clifford Brown…Read more on Wikipedia