Thursday, February 7, 2013

Donald Byrd, RIP -- February 7, 2013

I was sad to learn that trumpeter Donald Byrd (Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II) has passed on.  He made many wonderful records for Blue Note and other labels.  He got into fusion and funk very early.  This is one of my favorite Blue Note covers. 

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