Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Donald Byrd “Byrd In Paris”

Donald Byrd

Byrd In Paris
( LP Brunswick Records, 1958 )
Catalog # (F) 87 903
* Reissue on Polydor 833 394-2

01 Dear Old Stockholm
02 Paul’s Pal
03 Flute Blues
04 Ray’s Idea
05 Blues Walk

Donald Byrd, Trumpet
Bobby Jaspar, Flute, Sax (Tenor)
Walter Davis Jr., Piano
Doug Watkins, Bass
Art Taylor, Drums

Recorded live at “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, October 22, 1958

Trumpeter Donald Byrd spent a few months in France during 1958. A Paris concert resulted in two LPs’ worth of material which were reissued on Polydor in 1988. 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.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Rob

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