Donald Byrd Catalog

1947 (age 15)

Robert Barnes - Black Eyes Peas / Bobbin' At Barbee's  (Fortune 113)

Donald "Sahib" Byrd (trumpet) Robert Barnes (tenor saxophone) Claude Black (piano) Joe Barnes (guitar) Gene Taylor (bass) Charles King (drums)
Detroit, MI, 1947-1948
CRC-2FBlack Eyes Peas
CRC-F2Bobbin' At Barbee's

1955 (age 23)

Kenny Clarke - Bohemia After Dark  (Savoy MG 12017)

Nat Adderley (cornet) Donald Byrd (trumpet) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute -1,3,4) Horace Silver (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, June 28, 1955
1. SKC6981With Apologies To Oscar
2. SKC6982Hear Me Takin' To Ya
3. SKC6984Bohemia After Dark
4. SKC6985Chasm

Cannonball Adderley - Discoveries  (Savoy SJL 1195)

Nat Adderley (cornet) Donald Byrd (trumpet) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Horace Silver (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, June 28, 1955
SKC6981With Apologies To Oscar (alt. take 1)
-With Apologies To Oscar (alt. take 2)
SKC6984Bohemia After Dark (alt. take)
SKC6985Chasm (alt. take)

Oscar Pettiford  (Bethlehem BCP 33)

Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, clarinet) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute) Don Abney (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, August 12, 1955
6473Another One
Minor 7th Heaven
6471Scorpio
Kamman's A'comin'
Don't Squawk
6472Oscalypso
6470Titoro
Bohemia After Dark

Donald Byrd - Byrd-Jazz  (Transition TRLP 5)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bernard McKinney (euphonium) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Alvin Jackson (bass) Frank Grans (drums)
"New World Stage Theatre", Detroit, MI, August 23, 1955
Parisian Thoroughfare
Yusef
Shaw 'Nuff
The Blues Walk (Blues)
Torsion Level
Woody'n You
Dancing In The Dark
** also issued on Esquire (E) 32-019. Delmark DL-407 entitled "Yusef Lateef - Yusef". Delmark DL-407 (alt.) entitled "First Flight".

George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck  (Progressive LP 1001)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, September 9, 1955
Johnny One Note
Sweet Blanche
Minor March
Snakes
Jay Mac's Crib
Bohemia After Dark / The Peck
** also issued on Prestige PR 7820; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1813-2 entitled "The George Wallington Quintet Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955".

The George Wallington Quintet At Cafe Bohemia  (Progressive PRO 7001)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, September 9, 1955
Snakes (alt. take)
Minor March (alt. take)
Jay Mac's Crib (alt. take)
The Peck (alt. take)
Bohemia After Dark (alt. take)
Johnny One Note (alt. take)
Sweet Blanche (alt. take)
The Peck (alt. take)

George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck (fuchsia)  (Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, September 9, 1955
Sweet Blanche (alt. take 2)

Various Artists - Montage  (Savoy MG 12029)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, September 29, 1955
69039If I Love Again

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Word  (Savoy MG 12032)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums): same session
NYC, September 29, 1955
69040Gotcha Goin' And Comin'
69041Winterset
69042Long Green
69043Star Eyes
69044Someone To Watch Over Me

Jackie McLean Quintet, Vol. I - The New Tradition  (Ad Lib ADL 6601)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Ronald Tucker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955
11053It's You Or No One
11054Blue Doll
11055Mood Malody
11056The Way You Look Tonight
11057Little Melonae
** also issued on Jubilee JLP 1064 entitled "The Jackie McLean Quintet".
** part of Roulette RE 129.

The Hank Jones Quartet/Quintet  (Savoy MG 12037)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Matty Dice (trumpet -3,5) Hank Jones (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, November 1, 1955
1. 69058Summer's Gone
2. 69059Don't Blame Me
3. 69060An Evening At Papa Joe's
4. 69061Almost Like Being In Love
5. 69062And Then Some

Hank Jones - Bluebird  (Savoy MG 12053)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, November 1, 1955
69063Hank's Pranks

Donald Byrd Quartet And Quintet  (Eros (E) ERL 50067)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Matty Dice (trumpet -4,5) Hank Jones (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 3, 1955
1.Almost Like Being In Love
2.Summer's Gone
3.Don't Blame Me
4.An Evening At Papa Joe's
5.And Then Some

Ernie Wilkins - Top Brass  (Savoy MG 12044)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Idrees Sulieman, Joe Wilder (trumpet -1/5) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger, director)
NYC, November 8, 1955
1. 69064Top Brass
2. 69065Trick Or Treat
3. 6906658 Market Street
4. 69067Speedway
5. 69069Dot
6. 69072It Might As Well Be Spring

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View  (Transition TRLP J-4)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Joe Gordon (trumpet -1,2,4) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955
1.Doug's Blues
2.El Sinoa
3.Everything Happens To Me
4.Hank's Tune
5.Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)
** also issued on Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123.

Various Artists - Jazz In Transition  (Transition TRLP 30)

Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955
Crazy Rhythm
** also issued on Transition (J) GXF-3126.

1956

George Wallington - Jazz For The Carriage Trade  (Prestige PRLP 7032)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Bill Bradley (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1956
844Our Delight
845Foster Dulles
846Our Love Is Here To Stay
847But George
848Together We Wail
849What's New
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1704, OJCCD 1704-2.

Jackie McLean - Lights Out!  (Prestige PRLP 7035)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1956
850A Foggy Day
851Kerplunk
852Up
853Lorraine
854Inding
855Lights Out
** also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8263 entitled "Lights Out". Prestige PR 7757; Original Jazz Classics OJC 426, OJCCD 426-2.
** part of Prestige P 24076.

The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley  (Savoy MG 12064)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John LaPorta (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1956
69134Budo
69135I Married An Angel
69136The Jazz Message (Freedom For All)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 8, 1956
69143There Will Never Be Another You
69144Cattin'
69146When I Fall In Love

Kenny Clarke - Klook's Clique  (Savoy MG 12065)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John LaPorta (alto saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, February 6, 1956
69137Will Wail
69138Volcano
69139La Porta-Thority
69140I Hear A Rhapsody
69141Yesterdays
69142Play Fiddle, Play

Various Artists - Creed Taylor Presents Know Your Jazz  (ABC-Paramount ABC 115)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Joe Roland (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 13, 1956
5144Stella By Starlight

The Jazz Messengers  (Columbia CL 897)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1956
CO55744It's You Or No One
CO55745The End Of A Love Affair
CO55746Nica's Dream
CO55747Infra-Rae
CO55748Carol's Interlude
same personnel
NYC, May 4, 1956
CO56026Ecaroh
CO56027Hank's Symphony

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally  (Columbia FC 38036)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, April 5, 1956
Late Show
Ill Wind
same personnel
NYC, May 4, 1956
Weird-O
Carol's Interlude (alt. take)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56232Lil 'T
CO56233-1The New Message

The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo  (Philips (Du) B 08006 L)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, May 3, 1956
CO56022Taking A Chance On Love
CO56023That Old Black Magic
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
CO56025I Cried For You
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56230My One And Only Love
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
** also issued on Columbia CL 903 entitled "The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys".

Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill  (Transition TRLP 17)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ray Santisi (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Jimmy Zitano (drums)
Steve Fassett's home, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, May 7, 1956
Little Rock Getaway
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
People Will Say We're In Love
If I Love Again
What's New
Stella By Starlight
** also issued on Transition (J) LNJ-70109, (J) GXF-3124.

Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz  (Prestige PRLP 7043)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956
884Weejah
885Polka Dots And Moonbeams
886On It
887Avalon
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7043 (alt.) entitled "Hank Mobley/John Coltrane - Two Tenors". Prestige PR 7670 entitled "John Coltrane - 2 Tenors With Hank Mobley".
** part of Milestone M 47037.

Phil Woods - Pairing Off  (Prestige PRLP 7046)

Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Gene Quill, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956
914The Stanley Stomper
915Cool Aid
916Pairing Off
917Suddenly It's Spring
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 092, OJCCD 092-2.
** part of Prestige P 24065.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite  (Columbia/Legacy CK 93637)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56233-3The New Message
** reissue of Columbia CL 1002 + 3 bonus tracks.

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6  (Prestige PRLP 7048)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 1956
930Contour
add Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956
933Confirmation
** also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8279 entitled "4, 5 & 6". Original Jazz Classics OJC 056, OJCCD 056-2.
** part of Prestige P 24076.

Gene Ammons - Jammin' With Gene  (Prestige PRLP 7060)

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 1956
940Jammin' With Gene
941We'll Be Together Again
942Not Really The Blues
** also issued on Prestige PR 7781 entitled "Gene Ammons Jam Sessions, Vol. 2 - Jammin' With Gene". Original Jazz Classics OJC 211, OJCCD 211-2.

Horace Silver - Silver's Blue  (Epic LN 3326)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, July 17, 1956
CO56824I'll Know
CO56825Silver's Blue
same personnel
NYC, July 18, 1956
CO56826The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
CO56827Hank's Tune

Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message  (Prestige PRLP 7061)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -3) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956
1. 934Bouncing With Bud
2. 93552nd Street Theme
3. 936Au Privave
4. 937Minor Disturbance
5. 939Alternating Current
** also issued on Status ST 8311 entitled "52nd Street Theme". Prestige PR 7661 entitled "Hank Mobley's Message".
** part of Prestige P 24063.

The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley #2  (Savoy MG 12092)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 23, 1956
69253B For BB
69254Space Flight
69255Blues Number Two

Art Farmer/Donald Byrd - 2 Trumpets  (Prestige PRLP 7062)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Art Farmer (trumpet, flugelhorn -1,2,4) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1,2,4) Barry Harris (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956
1. 950The Third
2. 951Contour
3. 953'Round Midnight
4. 954Dig
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 018, OJCCD 018-2.
** part of Prestige PR 7344, P 24066.

Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers  (Blue Note BLP 1534)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1/4) Horace Silver (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 21, 1956
1. tk.3We Six
2. tk.5Omicron
3. tk.9Nita
4. tk.11Just For The Love
5. tk.13Dear Ann
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81534 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 89872 2.

Phil Woods/Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods  (Prestige PRLP 7080)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 2, 1956
1007Once More
1008House Of Chan
1009In Walked George
1010Lover Man
1011Dewey Square
1012Dupeltook
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1732, OJCCD 1732-2.
** part of Prestige P 24066.

Horace Silver - 6 Pieces Of Silver  (Blue Note BLP 1539)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956
tk.3Enchantment
tk.7Virgo
tk.12Senor Blues
tk.14Camouflage
tk.15Cool Eyes
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81539 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81539 2.

Horace Silver - Sterling Silver  (Blue Note BN-LA945-H)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Louis Hayes (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956
tk.11Senor Blues (alt. take) (45 rpm version)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Bill Henderson (vocals -2)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1958
1. tk.9Tippin'
2. tk.11Senor Blues (vocal version)

Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan  (Blue Note BLP 1540)

Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 25, 1956
tk.2Double Whammy
tk.3Barrel Of Funk
tk.6Mobleymania (B For B.B.)
tk.7Touch And Go
** part of Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181.

The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions  (Mosaic MQ10-181)

Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Charlie Persip (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 25, 1956
tk.4Barrel Of Funk (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD6-181.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 1540 + BLP 1544 + BLP 1550 + BLP 1560 + BLP 1568 + (J) GXF-3066 + (J) BNJ-61006 + 20 bonus tracks.

Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large  (Transition TRLP 20)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,2,4,5) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar -1,2,4,5) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
probably NYC, December 8, 1956
1.Phil T. McNasty's Blues
2.More Of The Same
3.Panonica
4.Return To Paradise
5.Phinupi
** also issued on Transition (J) LNJ-70088, (J) GXF-3122.

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1542)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956
tk.1Decision
tk.2Plain Jane
tk.5Sonnysphere
tk.6How Are Things In Glocca Morra
tk.8Bluesnote
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81542 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81542 2.

The Prestige All Stars - All Night Long  (Prestige PRLP 7073)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Mal Waldron (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 28, 1956
1044Flickers
1045Boo-Lu
1046Lil' Hankie
1048All Night Long
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7289 entitled "Kenny Burrell - All Night Long". Original Jazz Classics OJC 427, OJCCD 427-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24025.

Various Artists - Body And Soul  (Status ST 8317)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Mal Waldron (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 28, 1956
1047Medley: Body And Soul / Tune Up
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 4, 1957
1049C.P.W.

1957

The Prestige All Stars - All Day Long  (Prestige PRLP 7081)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 4, 1957
1050Slim Jim
1051Say Listen
1052A.T.
1053All Day Long
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7277 entitled "Kenny Burrell - All Day Long". Original Jazz Classics OJC 456, OJCCD 456-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24025.

Don Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab  (Columbia CL 998)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, January 13, 1957
CO56457I Remember Clifford
CO56458Little Niles
Benny Powell (trombone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) replaces Cleveland, Legge
NYC, February 4, 1957
CO57304Nica's Tempo
CO57306Speculation
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1957
CO57307Over The Rainbow
CO57308Sans Souci
add Benny Powell (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone)
NYC, March 13, 1957
CO57309Blue Concept

The Prestige All Stars - Three Trumpets  (Prestige PRLP 7092)

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Hod O'Brien (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 26, 1957
1066Palm Court Alley
1067Who's Who
1068Diffusion Of Beauty
1069Forty Quarters
1070You Gotta Dig It
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1801-2.
** part of Prestige PR 7344.

Lou Donaldson - Wailing With Lou  (Blue Note BLP 1545)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Herman Foster (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1957
tk.4That Good Old Feeling
tk.6Caravan
tk.7L.D. Blues
tk.9Old Folks
tk.10There Is No Greater Love
tk.12Move It

Various Artists - Jazz Omnibus  (Columbia CL 1020)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, February 4, 1957
CO57305Smoke Signal

A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1547)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.3Falling In Love With Love
tk.5Funk's Oats
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81547 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1548)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.8Groovy Date
tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81548 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

Art Taylor - Taylor's Wailers  (Prestige PRLP 7117)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 25, 1957
1106Exhibit A
1107Cubano Chant
1108Well, You Needn't
1109Batland
1110Off Minor
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 094, OJCCD 094-2.
** part of Prestige PR 7342.

Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet  (Riverside RLP 12-229)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 27, 1957
Love For Sale
Geraldine
Minority
same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 7, 1957
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
Straight Ahead
Wake Up!
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1110; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1774, OJCCD 1774-2. Jazzland JLP 1, JLP 901S entitled "Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab".
** part of Milestone M 47044.

George Wallington - The New York Scene  (New Jazz NJLP 8207)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 1, 1957
1112In Sarah
1113Up Children Reel
1115Indian Summer
1116Dis Mornin'
1117Sol's Ollie
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1805-2.
** part of Prestige PRLP 16-5.

American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais  (Savoy MG 12104)

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, March 5, 1957
SAH6974Criss Cross
SAH6975Paraphrase
SAH6976Esquisse I
SAH6977On A Blues
same personnel
NYC, March, 1957
SAH6983Esquisse II
SAH6984On A Riff
SAH6985On A Standard
Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Annie Ross (vocals -1) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, April 4, 1957
1. SAH6999Paradox II
2. SAH7000The Alphabet

Billy Ver Planck - Dancing Jazz  (Savoy MG 12101)

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, March 5, 1957
SAH6978Make Up Your Mind

Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney - 2 Guitars  (Prestige PRLP 7119)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 5, 1957
1118Dead Heat
1119Blue Duke
1120Pivot
1121This Way
1122Little Melonae
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 216, OJCCD 216-2.

Kenny Drew - This Is New  (Riverside RLP 12-236)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) G.T. Hogan (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 28, 1957
You're My Thrill
It's You Or No One
Carol
This Is New
omit Mobley
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 3, 1957
Little T
Paul's Pal
Why Do I Love You
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 6 entitled "Donald Byrd/Hank Mobley - Hard Bop!". Original Jazz Classics OJC 483, OJCCD 483-2.

Hank Mobley - Hank  (Blue Note BLP 1560)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 21, 1957
tk.2Easy To Love
tk.3Fit For A Hanker
tk.4Hi Groove, Low Feedback
tk.7Time After Time
tk.9Dance Of The Infidels
** part of Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181.

Paul Chambers Quintet  (Blue Note BLP 1564)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957
tk.3Four Strings
tk.8Minor Run-Down
tk.9Beauteous
tk.12What's New
tk.15The Hand Of Love
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 52441 2.

Paul Chambers Quintet  (Blue Note 7243 8 52441 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957
tk.4Four Strings (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1564 + 1 bonus track.

The Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory And The Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport  (Verve MGV 8238)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, afternoon, July 5, 1957
Splittin' (Ray's Ways)
Batland
Love For Sale

Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas From The Jazz Lab  (RCA (J) RCA 6015)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, July 30, 1957
H4JB5811-3Exhibit A
H4JB5812-3Ergo The Blues
same personnel
NYC, July 31, 1957
H4JB5813-3Capri
H4JB5814-4Splittin'
same personnel
NYC, August 1, 1957
H4JB5815-8Passade
H4JB5816-3Byrd In Hand
** also issued on RCA (J) RGP 1163; Vik LX 1138; RCA (F) PL 43698.

Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas From The Jazz Lab  (RCA (F) PL 43698)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, July 30, 1957
H4JB5812-2Ergo The Blues
** reissue of RCA (J) RCA 6015 + 1 bonus track.

Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - Jazz Lab  (Jubilee JLP 1059)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, August 9, 1957
JB931Blue Lights
JB932Isn't It Romantic
JB933Onionhead
JB934Bangoon
JB935Imagination
JB936X-Tacy
JB937Batland

Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet With Jackie Paris - Modern Jazz Perspective  (Columbia CL 1058)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, August 30, 1957
CO59677Satellite
CO59678An Evening In Casablanca
CO59679Social Call
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Jackie Paris (vocals, banjo -1,2)
NYC, September 3, 1957
1. CO59684Early Morning Blues / Now Don't You Know
2. CO59685Early Bird
3. CO59686Elgy
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, September 5, 1957
CO59690Stablemates
CO59691Steppin' Out
** also issued on Columbia PC 36810 entitled "Various Artists - Modern Jazz Perspective".

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib  (Blue Note BLP 1576)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1957
tk.2News For Lulu
tk.3Sonny's Crib
tk.7/6Speak Low
tk.10/9With A Song In My Heart
tk.12Come Rain Or Come Shine
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81576, CDP 7 46819 2.

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib  (Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1957
tk.4Sonny's Crib (alt. take)
tk.6Speak Low (alt. take)
tk.9With A Song In My Heart (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1576 + 3 bonus tracks.

John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Jazz Eyes  (Regent MG 6056)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, September 10, 1957
70118Rockaway
70119Orpheus
70120Honey-Chile
70122Star Eyes
** also issued on Savoy MG 12201.

John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Star Eyes  (Savoy SJL 1114)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
NYC, September 10, 1957
70121Darn That Dream

Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!  (Savoy MG 12123)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Ronnell Bright (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, October 13, 1957
70135M.C.
70136La Jolie
70137Southside

Various Artists - Winner's Circle  (Bethlehem BCP 6024)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone -1,4) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Al Cohn (baritone saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano) Freddie Green (guitar -1) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums -1) Ed Thigpen (drums -2/4)
NYC, October, 1957
1.Not So Sleepy
2.Love And The Weather
3.Turtle Walk
4.If I'm Lucky

Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival  (Jazztone (Eu) J 1245)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Al Cohn (baritone saxophone) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, October, 1957
Strictly Instrumental
** also issued on Jazztone (F) J 1245 entitled "Festival Du Jazz Moderne".

George Wallington - Jazz At Hotchkiss  (Savoy MG 12122)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Knobby Totah (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1957
Dance Of The Infidels
Strange Music
Before Dawn
Ow
'S Make 'T
** also issued on Savoy SJL 1122 entitled "George Wallington Quintet - Dance Of The Infidels".

Red Garland - All Mornin' Long  (Prestige PRLP 7130)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957
1392Our Delight
1393They Can't Take That Away From Me
1401All Morning Long
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 293, OJCCD 293-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24023.

Red Garland - Soul Junction  (Prestige PRLP 7181)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957
1394Woody'n You
1395I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
1397Soul Junction
1399Birks' Works
1400Hallelujah
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 481, OJCCD 481-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24023.

Red Garland - High Pressure  (Prestige PRLP 7209)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957
1396Undecided
1398What Is There To Say
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 13, 1957
1406Solitude
1407Two Bass Hit
1408Soft Winds
** also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8325; Original Jazz Classics OJC 349, OJCCD 349-2.

Red Garland - Dig It!  (Prestige PRLP 7229)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 13, 1957
1405Billie's Bounce
1409Lazy Mae
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 392, OJCCD 392-2.

Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off  (Blue Note BLP 1591)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1957
tk.4Groovin' High
tk.5Strollin' In
tk.6Sputnik
tk.8Dewey Square

John Coltrane - Bethlehem Years  (Bethlehem 20-50012)

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Bill Slapin (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December, 1957
Oasis (take 4)
Midriff (take 1)
Midriff (take 2)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 1)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 2)
The Outer World (take 2)
The Outer World (take 5)
El Toro Valiente (take 1)
Ain't Life Grand (take 2)
Ain't Life Grand (take 5)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Pristine (take 2)
Pristine (take 6)
Pristine (take 8)
Tippin' (take 1)
Tippin' (take 3)

Art Blakey Big Band  (Bethlehem BCP 6027)

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Bill Slapin (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December, 1957
Midriff
The Kiss Of No Return
The Outer World
El Toro Valiente
Ain't Life Grand
Last Date
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Pristine
Tippin'

1958

John Coltrane - Lush Life  (Prestige PRLP 7188)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958
1434Lush Life
** also issued on Prestige PR 7581; Original Jazz Classics OJC 131, OJCCD 131-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24014.

John Coltrane - The Believer  (Prestige PRLP 7292)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958
1435The Believer
1436Nakatini Serenade
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 876-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24037.

John Coltrane - The Last Trane  (Prestige PR 7378)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958
1437Come Rain Or Come Shine
1438Lover
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 394, OJCCD 394-2.

Johnny Griffin Sextet  (Riverside RLP 12-264)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, February 25, 1958
Stix' Trix
What's New
Johnny G.G.
Catharsis
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1827-2.

Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot  (Milestone M 9124)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958
Coming On The Hudson

Manny Albam - Jazz New York  (Dot DLP 9004)

Donald Byrd, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jim Dahl, Tom Mitchell (trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Dick Katz (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Manny Albam (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 8, 1958
Thruway
The Nether Regions
** also issued on Dot DLP 29004.

Pepper Adams Quintet - 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot  (Riverside RLP 12-265)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, April 15, 1958
'Tis (theme)
The Long Two/Four
Hastings Street Bounce
Yourna
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1104; Original Jazz Classics OJC 031, OJCCD 031-2.
** part of Milestone M 47044.

John Coltrane - Black Pearls  (Prestige PRLP 7316)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 23, 1958
1513Black Pearls
1514Lover Come Back To Me
1515Sweet Sapphire Blues
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 352, OJCCD 352-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24037.

Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz  (Columbia CL 1250)

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone) Teo Macero (baritone saxophone) Don Elliott (vibraphone) Nat Pierce (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Michel Legrand (arranger, conductor)
NYC, June 27, 1958
Stompin' At The Savoy
A Night In Tunisia
In A Mist
** also issued on Columbia CS 8079.

Various Artists - Hello Baden-Baden  (Jazzline (G) JL 20828)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Hans Hammerschmid (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Radio WDR Studios, Baden-Baden, West Germany, July 7, 1958
Fontessa

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity  (Blue Note BLP 4006)

Donald Byrd, Dizzy Reece (trumpet) Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) Terry Shannon (piano) Lloyd Thompson (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Tony Hall (producer)
Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958
1007Close-Up
1008Shepherd's Serenade
** also issued on Blue Note B1-32093, 7243 8 32093 2.

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity  (Blue Note 7243 8 32093 2)

Donald Byrd, Dizzy Reece (trumpet) Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) Terry Shannon (piano) Lloyd Thompson (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Tony Hall (producer): same session
Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958
1003Just A Penny
1006Eboo
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4006 + 2 bonus tracks.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris, Vol. 1  (Brunswick (F) 87 903)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar (flute, tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, October 22, 1958
Dear Old Stockholm
Paul's Pal
Flute Blues
Ray's Idea
Blues Walk

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris, Vol. 2  (Brunswick (F) 87 904)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar (flute, tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, October 22, 1958
Salt Peanuts I
Parisian Thoroughfare
Stardust
52nd Street Theme
At This Time
Formidable
Two Bass Hit
Salt Peanuts II

Donald Byrd Plays Au Chat - 0:15  (Jazz O.P. (F) OMS 7001/02)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar (flute, tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
"Au Chat", Paris, France, October 29, 1958
All The Things You Are
It Might As Well Be Spring
Parisian Thoroughfare
My Funny Valentine
Off Minor
Well, You Needn't
Salt Peanuts
Down
All The Time
Stella By Starlight
Street Theme
Baby Let Me Do It

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4004)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ray Bryant (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Art Blakey (drums, chant) Philly Joe Jones (drums, chant, vocals) Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente (bongos, congas) Fred Pagani (timbales) Andy Delannoy (maracas) Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed (chant)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958
tk.3The Feast
tk.7Mirage
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84004.

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4005)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ray Bryant (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Art Blakey (drums, chant) Philly Joe Jones (drums, chant, vocals) Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente (bongos, congas) Fred Pagani (timbales) Andy Delannoy (maracas) Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed (chant): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958
tk.4Reflection
tk.8Swingin' Kilts
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84005.

Various Artists - Jazz Festival In Stereo: Hear In And Far Out  (Warner Bros. W 1281)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Sol Schlinger (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Jim Timmens (arranger, conductor)
NYC, late 1958
A50129Here's A How-Dee-Do
** also issued on Warner Bros. WS 1281.

Jim Timmens - Gilbert And Sullivan Revisited  (Warner Bros. W 1278)

Donald Byrd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Hal McKusick (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone) Doug Allen (vibraphone, marimba) Buddy Weed (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums) Jim Timmens (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 18, 1958
A50121When I Was A Lad
A50123I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore
A50126Farewell, My Own
A50127Tit Willow
Donald Byrd, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Walt Levinsky (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone) Joe Venuto (vibraphone, marimba) Tony Aless (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Jim Timmens (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 22, 1958
A50117We Sail The Ocean Blue
A50118With Catlike Tread Upon Our Prey We Steal
A50119A Wandering Minstrel
A50122I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General
Donald Byrd, Nick Travis (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Walt Levinsky (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone) Joe Venuto (vibraphone, marimba) Buddy Weed (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Johnny Cresci (drums) Jim Timmens (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 29, 1958
A50120The Flowers That Bloom In Spring
A50124Little Buttercup
A50125Poor Wandering One
A50128Three Little Maids From School
** also issued on Warner Bros. WS 1278.

Donald Byrd - Off To The Races  (Blue Note BLP 4007)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1,2,4/6) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4/6) Wynton Kelly (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 21, 1958
1. tk.3Sudwest Funk
2. tk.4Lover Come Back To Me
3. tk.6When Your Lover Has Gone
4. tk.8Off To The Races (The Long Two/Four)
5. tk.10Paul's Pal
6. tk.12Down Tempo
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84007.

1959

Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag  (Blue Note BLP 4051)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano -2,3) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959
1. tk.3Quadrangle
2. tk.8Blues Inn
3. tk.10Fidel
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84051, CDP 7 46142 2.

Mundell Lowe And His All Stars - TV Action Jazz!  (RCA Camden CAL 522)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Herbie Mann (flute, tenor saxophone) Tony Scott (clarinet, baritone saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Don Payne (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, February 3, 4 & 5, 1959
Peter Gunn
Riff Blues (From The Mickey Spillane - Mike Hammer TV Series)
Perry Mason Theme
77 Sunset Strip
M-Squad
The Thin Man
This Is The Naked City (From The TV Series "The Naked City")
Fall Out! (From "Peter Gunn")
** also issued on RCA Camden CAS 522.

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall  (Riverside RLP 12-300)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Bob Northern (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 28, 1959
Thelonious
Friday The 13th
Monk's Mood
Little Rootie Tootie
Off Minor
Crepuscule With Nellie
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1138; Original Jazz Classics OJC 135, OJCCD 135-2.
** part of Milestone M 47033.

Thelonious Monk - Evidence  (Milestone M 9115)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Bob Northern (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
"Town Hall", NYC, February 28, 1959
Thelonious (complete version)

Thelonious Monk - In Person  (Milestone M 47033)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Bob Northern (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
"Town Hall", NYC, February 28, 1959
Little Rootie Tootie (encore)
** same contents as Riverside RLP 12-300 + RLP 12-323 + 1 bonus track.

Chris Connor - Ballads Of The Sad Cafe  (Atlantic LP 1307)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar, Morton Lewis, Steve Perlow, Jerry Sanfino, Stan Webb (reeds) Mac Ceppos, Leo Kruczek, Tosha Samaroff (violin) Stan Free (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Don Payne (bass) Billy Exiner (drums) Chris Connor (vocals) Ralph Sharon (arranger, conductor)
NYC, March 19, 1959
3411Ballad Of The Sad Cafe
3413Lilac Wine
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1307.

Sonny Clark - My Conception  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3056)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.4Blues Blue
tk.7Royal Flush
tk.9Junka
tk.11Minor Meeting
tk.12My Conception
tk.16Some Clark Bars
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8158.

Manny Albam/Teddy Charles/William Russo/Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue  (Columbia CL 1388)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone) Frank Socolow (tenor saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Mal Waldron (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Bill Russo (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 30, 1959
CO63146East Hampton Blues
CO63147Davenport Blues
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone) Frank Socolow (tenor saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone, arranger, conductor) Mal Waldron (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
CO63148Swinging Goatsherd Blues
CO63149Blues In The Night
** also issued on Columbia CS 8183.

Jackie McLean - Vertigo  (Blue Note LT-1085)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1959
tk.5Formidable
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 11, 1963
tk.2Vertigo
tk.6Dusty Foot (Soul Time)
tk.9Marney
tk.14Yams
tk.17Cheers

Jackie McLean - New Soil  (Blue Note BLP 4013)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1959
tk.6Greasy
tk.8Sweet Cakes
tk.10Davis Cup
tk.13Minor Apprehension
tk.14Hip Strut
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84013, CDP 7 84013 2.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand  (Blue Note BLP 4019)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1959
tk.1Here Am I
tk.2Witchcraft
tk.3The Injuns
tk.7Devil Whip
tk.10Bronze Dance
tk.16Clarion Calls
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84019, CDP 7 84019 2.

Donald Byrd/Clare Fischer - September Afternoon  (Discovery DS 869)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julius Baker (flute) Romeo Penque (clarinet) Harry Lookofsky (violin) Clare Fischer (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, circa May-June, 1959
Stardust
Indian Summer
I'm A Fool To Want You
Someday My Prince Will Come
Moon Mist
I Get Along Without You Very Well
The Touch Of Your Lips
Lazy Afternoon
Varmeland
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
September Afternoon
Dearly Beloved

Walter Davis Jr. - Davis Cup  (Blue Note BLP 4018)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 2, 1959
tk.6Minor Mind
tk.14'S Make It
tk.17Loodle-Lot
tk.21Millie's Delight
tk.23Rhumba Nhumba
tk.24Sweetness
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84018, B1-32098.

Donald Byrd - Fuego  (Blue Note BLP 4026)

Donald Byrd (pocket trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 1959
tk.3Lament
tk.8Amen
tk.14Fuego
tk.15Low Life
tk.17Bup A Loup
tk.18Funky Mama
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84026, CDP 7 46534 2.

1960

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight  (Blue Note BLP 4048)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960
tk.8Gate City
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960
tk.17Ghana
tk.18Lex
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -2,3) Duke Pearson (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 10, 1960
1. tk.6Little Boy Blue
2. tk.14Bo
3. tk.16My Girl Shirl
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84048, 7243 8 52435 2.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight  (Blue Note 7243 8 52435 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960
tk.6Soulful Kiddy
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960
tk.14Child Play
tk.21Carol
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4048 + 3 bonus tracks.

Curtis Fuller/Booker Little/Donald Byrd/'Philly' Joe Jones/Paul Chambers/Pepper Adams/Bill Evans/Mal Waldron/Ed Shaughnessy/Armando Peraza/Marcus Belgrave/Addison Farmer/Don Ellis/Willie Rodriguez/Earl Zindars - The Soul Of Jazz Percussion  (Warwick W 5003)

Marcus Belgrave, Donald Byrd, Booker Little (trumpet) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Armando Peraza (congas)
NYC, spring 1960
Chasing The Bird
Wee Tina
Call To Arms
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) 'Philly' Joe Jones (drums) Earl Zindars (timpani)
Quiet Temple
Ping Pong Beer
Prophecy
** also issued on Warwick W 5003 ST.

Donald Byrd/Booker Little - The Third World  (TCB LP 1004)

Marcus Belgrave, Donald Byrd, Booker Little (trumpet) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Armando Peraza (congas)
NYC, spring 1960
Chasing The Bird
Call To Arms
Wee Tina
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) 'Philly' Joe Jones (drums) Earl Zindars (timpani)
Prophecy
Ping Pong Beer (Ping Pong)
Quiet Temple

Bunky Green - My Babe  (Exodus EXS 6001)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bunky Green (alto saxophone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Chicago, IL, October 28, 1960
60-1689Counter Punch
60-1690Polka Dots And Moonbeams
60-1691My Babe
60-1693Don't Blame Me
60-1694Cecile
** part of Trip TLX 5000.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4061)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960
tk.5Jeannie
tk.6Pure D. Funk (theme)
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960
tk.14Kimyas
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.17When Sunny Gets Blue
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84061, CDP 7 46540 2.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2  (Blue Note CDP 7 46540 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960
tk.1Theme From Mr. Lucky
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.18Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4061 + 2 bonus tracks.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4060)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960
1. tk.7My Girl Shirl
2. tk.8Soulful Kiddy
3. tk.9A Portrait Of Jennie
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960
tk.15Cecile
tk.16Pure D. Funk (theme)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84060, CDP 7 46539 2.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1  (Blue Note CDP 7 46539 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960
tk.10Chant
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.19Child's Play
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4060 + 2 bonus tracks.

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd/Kenny Burrell/Tommy Flanagan/"Hey" Lewis/Paul Chambers - Motor City Scene  (Bethlehem BCP 6056)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes as "Hey" Lewis (drums)
NYC, 1960
Stardust
Philson
Trio
Libeccio
Bitty Ditty

1961

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd - Out Of This World  (Warwick W 2041)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Teddy Charles as Jinx Jingles (vibraphone -3) Herbie Hancock (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
NYC, early 1961
1.Out Of This World
2.Curro's
3. 61WA71It's A Beautiful Evening
4. 61WA70Mr. Lucky Theme
5.Bird House
6.Day Dreams
** also issued on Warwick W 2041 ST. TCB LP 1002 entitled "Donald Byrd/Herbie Hancock - Takin' Care Of Business".

Jammin' With Herbie Hancock  (TCB LP 1006)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
NYC, early 1961
Curro's (edited version) (Jammin' With Herbie)
Bird House (edited version) (Herbie's Blues)
Mr. Lucky Theme (edited version) (Rock Your Soul)
Out Of This World (edited version) (T.C.B. With Herbie)
Day Dreams (edited version) (Soul Power)
I'm An Old Cowhand (Cat Call)
** also issued on Happy Bird (G) B 90172 entitled "Jammin' With Herbie". Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2 entitled "Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd - Out Of This World, Vol. 2".

Donald Byrd - Chant  (Blue Note LT-991)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/4,6) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Teddy Robinson (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 17, 1961
1. tk.3I'm An Old Cowhand
2. tk.6You're Next
3. tk.10Great Got
4. tk.13Chant
5. tk.15Sophisticated Lady
6. tk.20That's All

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk  (Blue Note BLP 4075)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1961
tk.2Say You're Mine
tk.5Hello Bright Sunflower
tk.8Each Time I Think Of You
tk.10Duke's Mixture
tk.14The Cat Walk
tk.15Cute
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84075.

Miles Davis - Miles In St. Louis  (VGM 0003)

Herbie Hancock (piano) Cleveland Eaton (bass) Theodore Robinson (drums)
"Jorgie's Jazz Club", St. Louis, MO, June 24, 1961
Like Someone In Love

Donald Byrd - Hip-Intertainment, Vol. 1  (VGM 0002)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Cleveland Eaton (bass) Theodore Robinson (drums)
"Jorgie's Jazz Club", St. Louis, MO, June 24, 1961
Jorgie's
6 M's (Blues In 3/4)
Hush
Amen

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush  (Blue Note BLP 4101)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 21, 1961
tk.1Jorgie's
tk.6Shangri-La
tk.10Hush
tk.166 M's
tk.19Requiem
tk.26I'm A Fool To Want You
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84101.

Donald Byrd - Free Form  (Blue Note BLP 4118)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1961
tk.2Nai Nai
tk.9French Spice
tk.15Night Flower
tk.23Pentecostal Feeling
tk.24Free Form
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84118, CDP 7 84118 2.

Donald Byrd - Free Form  (Blue Note CDP 7 84118 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1961
tk.20Three Wishes
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4118 + 1 bonus track.

Various Artists - The Lost Sessions  (Blue Note 7243 5 21484 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Sam Rivers (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano, arranger) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 14, 1961
tk.7The Elder Speaks
tk.19Bevan Beeps
tk.22Lament For The Living
tk.31Aloof Spoof

1962 (age 30)

The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!  (Jazzline JAZ 33-02)

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles (trumpet) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Hush!
Child's Play
Smoothie
Sudel
** also issued on Polydor (Eu) 423 224; Jazzline (J) PA-3080, (J) NLP 2006. Black Lion (E) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134 entitled "Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat".
** part of Trip TLX 5000.

Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat  (Black Lion (E) BLP 60134)

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles (trumpet) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums): same session
RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Groovin' For Nat
Hush! (take 1)
Child's Play (take 2)
Sudel (take 4)
** reissue of Jazzline JAZ 33-02 entitled "The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!" + 4 bonus tracks.

Al Grey - Dirty Low Down Blues / Nothing But The Truth  (Argo 5421)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Al Grey (trombone) Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Herman Wright (bass) Eddie Williams (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, January 31, 1962?
11724Dirty Low Down Blues

Al Grey - Snap Your Fingers  (Argo LP 700)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Al Grey (trombone) Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Herman Wright (bass) Eddie Williams (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 31, 1962
11472Minor On Top
11473African Lady
(11471?)Hi-Fly
(11474?)Dirty Low Down Blues

1963

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective  (Blue Note BLP 4124)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Donald Best (vibraphone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Butch Warren (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) unidentified chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 12, 1963
tk.5 | 14283-ECristo Redentor
tk.8Chant
tk.11Elijah
tk.17The Black Disciples
tk.19Beast Of Burden
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84124, CDP 7 84124 2.

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares  (Blue Note BLP 4149)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963
tk.4Old World, New Imports
tk.7Up A Step
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84149, CDP 7 84149 2.

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter  (Blue Note BST 84435)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963
tk.17The Feelin's Good
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 5 27549 2 2.

Hank Mobley - The Turnaround!  (Blue Note BLP 4186)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963
tk.21East Of The Village
tk.29The Good Life
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84186.

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter  (Blue Note CDP 7 84435 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963
tk.26Yes Indeed

Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed  (Riverside RLP 465)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
NYC, March 11, 1963
More Than You Know
D Waltz
Just In Time
Wall To Wall
Harold Mabern (piano) Albert Heath (drums) replaces Hancock, Kay
NYC, May 28, 1963
Six Steps
Nutty
Swamp Seed
** also issued on Riverside RS 9465; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1904-2.

Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View  (Blue Note BLP 4126)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Grachan Moncur III (trombone -2,4,5) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Grant Green (guitar -3,5) Chuck Israels (bass) Anthony Williams (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963
1. tk.2A Tribute To Someone
2. tk.8King Cobra
3. tk.10Blind Man, Blind Man
4. tk.17The Pleasure Is Mine
5. tk.20And What If I Don't Know
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84126, CDP 7 84126 2.

Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions  (Blue Note 7243 4 95569 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Chuck Israels (bass) Anthony Williams (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963
tk.11Blind Man, Blind Man (alt. take)

1964

Various Artists - NDR Jazz Workshop  (Atlantic (Eu) ATL 60073)

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin (trombone) Johnny Scott (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet) Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Ingfried Hoffman (organ) Pierre Cavalli (guitar) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Egil Johansen (drums)
NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 26, 1964
Waltz Of The Five Cats

Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up  (Blue Note BLP 4176)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Frank Wolff (producer)
Barclay Studios, Paris, France, June 2, 1964
1387 tk.13Coppin' The Haven
1386 tk.17Tanya
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84176, CDP 7 84176 2.

Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes  (West Wind (G) WW 016)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Nathan Davis (tenor saxophone) Jacques Dieval (piano) Jacques B. Hess (bass) Franco Monzecci (drums)
Paris, France, June 11, 1964
Springtime
"245"
** also issued on West Wind (G) WW 2016.

Eric Dolphy - Naima  (Jazzway (It) MUTT 1502)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Nathan Davis (tenor saxophone -3) Jacques Dieval (piano) Jacques B. Hess (bass) Franco Monzecci (drums) Jacky Bambou (congas -1,3)
Paris, France, June 11, 1964
1.G.W.
2.Serene
3.Naima

Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1964  (Philips 48095)

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin (trombone) Johnny Scott (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet) Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Ingfried Hoffman (organ) Pierre Cavalli (guitar) Egil Johansen (drums) Hans Gertberg (producer)
"Ruhr Festival Of Art And Music", Recklinghausen, West Germany, June 26, 1964
35497Knoedel-Walzer
35498Blazy Bones Revisited
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats
36501Hip-Hit
36502Revelation
36503Conversation
36504The Jamf's Are Coming
** also issued on EmArcy MGE 26002, SRE 66002 entitled "International Jazz Workshop".

Up With Donald Byrd  (Verve V/V6 8609)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -2) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) The Donald Byrd Singers (vocal group) Claus Ogerman (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6, 1964
1. 64VK522You're Talkin' About My Baby
2. 64VK523Blind Man, Blind Man
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -1/3) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) The Donald Byrd Singers (vocal group) Claus Ogerman (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 2, 1964
1. 64VK550Boom Boom
2. 64VK552My Babe
3. 64VK553See See Rider
4. 64VK554House Of The Rising Sun
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -1,2) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar -1,2) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Candido (percussion -1,2) The Donald Byrd Singers (vocal group)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 16, 1964
1. 64VK615Bossa
2. 64VK617Cantaloupe Island
3. 64VK619Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce  (Verve V/V6 8614)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Cal Tjader (vibraphone) Lonnie Hewitt (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Richard Davis, John Hilliard (bass) Bob Bushnell (electric bass) Johnny Rae, Grady Tate (drums) Willie Bobo, Armando Peraza, Alberto Valdes (percussion)
NYC, November 20, 1964
64VK589Afro Blue

Duke Pearson - Wahoo!  (Blue Note BLP 4191)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 21, 1964
1475 tk.3Amanda
1476 tk.6E.S.P. (Extrasensory Perception)
1477 tk.12Bedouin
1478 tk.15Wahoo
1479 tk.22Fly, Little Bird, Fly
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84191, CDP 7 84191 2.

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home  (Blue Note BLP 4188)

Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (trumpet) Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Cocker, J.J. Johnson, Benny Powell (trombone) Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Freddie Roach (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) unidentified vocal chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director, conductor) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1964
1493 tk.3I'm Tryin' To Get Home
1494 tk.5March Children
1495 tk.11Brother Isaac
Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (trumpet) Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Cocker, J.J. Johnson, Benny Powell (trombone) Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) unknown (chimes, percussion, tambourine, tubular bells) unidentified vocal chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director, conductor) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1964
1496 tk.17I've Longed And Searched For My Mother
1497 tk.20Noah
1498 tk.26Pearly Gates
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84188, CDP 7 84188 2.

1965

Dexter Gordon - Ladybird  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 36035)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Alex Riel (drums)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, August 19, 1965
Ladybird
So What
Who Can I Turn To
Blues By Five (incomplete)

Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head  (Verve V/V6 8642)

Donald Byrd, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Donny Moore, Tony Studd (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo) Romeo Penque (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, English horn) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute, alto flute, bass clarinet) Bob Ashton (saxophones, clarinet, flute) Herbie Hancock or Roger Kellaway (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Grady Tate or Sol Gubin (drums) Candido (congas) Oliver Nelson (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 20, 1965
65VK547Goin' Out Of My Head
65VK548Boss City
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 22, 1965
65VK580Naptown Blues
65VK581The End Of A Love Affair
65VK582Twisted Blues
65VK583Golden Earrings
65VK584Chim Chim Cheree
65VK585O Morro (Once I Loved)
65VK586It Was A Very Good Year

1966

Donald Byrd - Mustang!  (Blue Note BLP 4238)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 24, 1966
1746 tk.4On The Trail
1747 tk.9I'm So Excited By You
1748 tk.15Mustang
1750 tk.24I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
1751 tk.29Fly, Little Bird, Fly
1749 tk.31Dixie Lee
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84238, 7243 8 59963 2.

Donald Byrd - Mustang!  (Blue Note 7243 8 59963 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 18, 1964
1474 tk.6I Am So Excited By You
tk.9Gingerbread Boy
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4238 + 2 bonus tracks.

1967

Donald Byrd - Blackjack  (Blue Note BLP 4259)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 9, 1967
1810 tk.5Loki
1811 tk.9Eldorado
1812 tk.10West Of The Pecos
1814 tk.28Beale Street
1813 tk.29Blackjack
1815 tk.33Pentatonic
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84259, 7243 8 21286 2.

Donald Byrd - Blackjack  (Blue Note 7243 8 21286 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1963
tk.5All Members
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4259 + 1 bonus track.

Stanley Turrentine Best Album  (Blue Note BN-LA394-H2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Kenny Barron (piano) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967
1839 tk.4She's A Carioca
1840 tk.9Samba Do Aviao
1843 tk.24Night Song

Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle  (Blue Note LT-993)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Kenny Barron (piano) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967
1841 tk.14Manha De Carnaval
1842 tk.15What Now, My Love
1844 tk.32Here's That Rainy Day
1845 tk.41Blues For Del

Sam Rivers - Involution  (Blue Note BN-LA453-H2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Sam Rivers (tenor,soprano saxophone, flute) Cecil McBee (bass) Steve Ellington (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1967
1858 tk.10Paean
1859 tk.20Precis
1860 tk.25Helix
1861 tk.32Effusive Melange
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4233 + BST 84261.

Donald Byrd - Slow Drag  (Blue Note BST 84292)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Billy Higgins (drums, vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 12, 1967
1884 tk.3Book's Bossa
1885 tk.15The Loner
1886 tk.18Jelly Roll
1887 tk.22Slow Drag
1889 tk.29My Ideal
1890 tk.30Secret Love

Hank Mobley - Far Away Lands  (Blue Note BST 84425)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 26, 1967
1898 tk.3No Argument
1899 tk.6The Hippity Hop
1900 tk.9Bossa For Baby
1901 tk.12Soul Time (Dusty Foot)
1902 tk.27Far Away Lands
1903 tk.32A Dab Of This And That
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84425 2.

Donald Byrd - The Creeper  (Blue Note LT-1096)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone -1,2,4/7) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4/7) Chick Corea (piano) Miroslav Vitous (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 5, 1967
1. 1959 tk.4Blues Well Done
2. 1960 tk.6Early Sunday Morning
3. 1961 tk.8I Will Wait For You
4. 1962 tk.15Chico-San
5. 1957 tk.18The Creeper
6. 1963 tk.21Samba Yantra
7. 1964 tk.25Blues Medium Rare

1969

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free  (Blue Note BST 84319)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Lew Tabackin (flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Roland Wilson (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Nat Bettis, John Richardson (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1969
4279 tk.2Weasel
4278 tk.8I Love The Girl
Jerry Dodgion (flute) Leo Morris (drums) replaces Tabackin, Chambers
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1969
4276 tk.10Fancy Free
4277 tk.23The Uptowner
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 89796 2.

Donald Byrd - Kofi  (Blue Note B1-31875)

Donald Byrd (flugelhorn) William Campbell (trombone -1) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass -2) Airto Moreira (drums)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 16, 1969
1. 4615-4Kofi
2. 4616-4Fufu
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao (percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 4, 1970
6879 tk.2Perpetual Love
6880 tk.7Elmina
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 31875 2.

Donald Byrd - Kofi  (Blue Note 7243 8 31875 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao (percussion): same session
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 4, 1970
6881 tk.15The Loud Minority
** reissue of Blue Note B1-31875 + 1 bonus track.

1970

Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd  (Blue Note BST 84349)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bill Champbell (trombone) Hermeto Pascoal (flute -4) Jerry Dodgion (alto,soprano saxophone, flute) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, alto clarinet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 15, 1970
1. 6344 tk.2Estavianco
2. 6343 tk.4Essence
3. 6341 tk.5The Dude
4. 6342 tk.8Xibaba

1971

Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights  (Blue Note BST 84380)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Thurman Green (trombone) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Joe Sample (organ) Bill Henderson III (electric piano) Don Peake, Greg Poree (guitar) Wilton Felder (electric bass) Ed Greene (drums) Bobbye Porter Hall (congas, tambourine)
A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1971
8317 (tk.2)The Emperor
8318 (tk.4)Jamie
David T. Walker (guitar) replaces Poree
A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1971
8319The Little Rasti

1972 (age 40)

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd  (Blue Note BN-LA047-F)

Fonce Mizell (trumpet, vocals) Donald Byrd (flugelhorn, trumpet, vocals) Roger Glenn (flute, alto flute, saxophones) Joe Sample (piano, electric piano) Fred Perren (electric piano, synthesizer, vocals) Dean Parks (guitar) Wilton Felder (electric bass) Harvey Mason (drums) Bobbye Porter Hall (percussion) Larry Mizell (vocals, arranger)
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 1972
11249Mr. Thomas
same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1972
11246Flight Time
David T. Walker (guitar) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Stephanie Spruill (congas, tambourine) replaces Parks, Felder, Hall
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1972
11250Sky High
11247Black Byrd
11251Slop Jar Blues
11248Love's So Far Away
11252Where Are We Going
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84466 2.

1973

Donald Byrd - Street Lady  (Blue Note BN-LA140-F)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals) Roger Glenn (flute) Jerry Peters (piano, electric piano) Fonce Mizell (Clavinet, trumpet, vocals) Fred Perren (synthesizer, vocals) David T. Walker (guitar) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Harvey Mason (drums) King Errisson (congas) Stephanie Spruill (percussion) Larry Mizell (vocals, arranger, conductor)
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 14 & 15, 1973
12686Lansana's Priestess
12687Miss Kane
12688Sister Love
12689Street Lady
12690Witch Hunt
12691Woman Of The World
** also issued on Blue Note B1-53923.

1974

Donald Byrd - Steppin' Into Tomorrow  (Blue Note BN-LA368-G)

Donald Byrd (flugelhorn, trumpet, vocals) Gary Bartz (alto,soprano saxophone, clarinet) Jerry Peters (piano, organ) Larry Mizell (electric piano, synthesizer, backing vocals, arranger, conductor) Fonce Mizell (Clavinet, trumpet, backing vocals) Fred Perren (synthesizer, backing vocals) David T. Walker (guitar) John Rowin (guitar -1/5,7,8) Ronghea Southern (guitar -6) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Harvey Mason (drums, bata drum, mouth harp) Mayuto Correa (congas) Roger Sainte (percussion) Stephanie Spruill (percussion, backing vocals) Kay Haith (vocals) James Carter (whistling) Margie Evans, Lorraine Kennar (backing vocals)
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, October 11-December, 1974
1. 14883Steppin' Into Tomorrow
2. 14885You Are The World
3. 14890We're Together
4. 15212Design A Nation
5. 15213Rock And Roll Again
6. 15214Think Twice
7. 15215Makin' It
8. 15216I Love The Girl

1975

Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces  (Blue Note BN-LA549-G)

Raymond Brown (trumpet) Donald Byrd (flugelhorn, trumpet, vocals) George Bohanon (trombone) Tyree Glenn Jr. (tenor saxophone) Larry Mizell (piano, arranger, backing vocals) Skip Scarborough (electric piano) Fonce Mizell (Clavinet, trumpet, backing vocals) Craig McMullen, John Rowin (guitar) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Harvey Mason (drums) King Errisson (congas) Mayuto Correa (congas, percussion) James Carter (whistling) Kay Haith (backing vocals) unidentified strings
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1975
16327Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
16328You And Music
16549Night Whistler
same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 20, 1975
16550Just My Imagination
16551Places And Spaces
16552Wind Parade
same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1975
16553(Feelin' Like) Dominoes
** also issued on Blue Note B1-54326.

1976

Donald Byrd - Caricatures  (Blue Note BN-LA633-G)

Oscar Brashear (trumpet) Donald Byrd (flugelhorn, trumpet, vocals) George Bohanon (trombone) Gary Bartz, Ernie Watts (reeds) Jerry Peters, Patrice Rushen, Skip Scarborough (keyboards) Fonce Mizell (keyboards, trumpet, backing vocals) John Rowin, Bernard Beloyd Taylor, David T. Walker (guitar) Scott Edwards (electric bass -1/5,7,8) James Jamerson (electric bass -6) Alphonse Mouzon (drums -1/5,7,8) Harvey Mason (drums -6) Mayuto Correa, Stephanie Spruill (percussion) Mildred Lane (lead vocals -1,2) Kay Haith (lead vocals -4,5) Theresa Mitchell, Vernessa Mitchell, Larry Mizell (backing vocals) unidentified strings, Wade Marcus (string arranger)
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April-May, 1976
1. 17457Dancing In The Street
2. 17458Wild Life
3. 17459Return Of The King
4. 17460Onward 'Til Morning
5. 17461Caricatures
6. 17664Dance Band
7. 17683Science Funktion
8. 18162Tell Me

Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy  (Blue Note BN-LA663-J2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Stephen Johnson (tenor saxophone, vocals) Kevin Toney (electric piano, organ, synthesizer, vocals) Orville Saunders (electric guitar, vocals) Joe Hall (electric bass, vocals) Keith Killgo (drums, vocals)
"Central Park", Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 1976
17741Places And Spaces
17742(Fallin' Like) Doninoes

1977

Gene Harris - Tone Tantrums  (Blue Note BN-LA760-H)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Harvey Mason (xylophone) Gene Harris (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) Jerry Peters (electric piano, synthesizer, vocals, arranger) Al McKay, John Rowin (electric guitar) Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (drums) Jerry Steinholz (percussion) with Dorothy Ashby (harp) Blanche Belnick, Harry Bluestone, Denyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Bonnie Douglas, Assa Drori, Richard Feves, Ron Folsom, Winterton Garvey, Janice Gower, William Henderson, Selene Hurford, Dennis Karmazyn, Mary Ann Kinggold, Paul Pavlonick, Kenneth Yerke (strings) + Donald Byrd, Donald Cook, David Crawford, Earl Dumler, Ray Jackson, Maurice Spears, George Thatcher (horns) + AnnEsther Davis, Venetta Fields, Gary Gairet, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Deneice Williams (backing vocals)
Total Experience Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March-May, 1977
18764A Minor
Mason plays (cymbals). D.J. Rodgers (vocals) replaces Chancler
18767Cristo Redentor, Part 1
Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Alvin Taylor (drums) replaces Mason, Rodgers
18768Cristo Redentor, Part 2

1978

Donald Byrd - Thank You... For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)  (Elektra ELK 52097)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Greg Phillinganes (piano) Paul Jackson Jr., Rick Littlefield, Wah Wah Watson (guitar) Ed Watkins (electric bass) Anthony Cox (drums) unidentified chorus
Hollywood, CA, February, July, 1978
Thank You For Funking Up My Wife
Sunning In Your Loveshine
Your Life Is My Ecstasy
Loving You
Have You Heard The News
In Lobe With Love
Cristo Redentor
Close Your Eyes And Look Within
** also issued on Elektra 6E-144.

Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop The Carnival  (Milestone M 55005)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Sonny Rollins (tenor,soprano saxophone) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano) Aurell Ray (electric guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass) Tony Williams (drums)
"Great American Music Hall", San Francisco, CA, April 13, 14 & 15, 1978
Nobody Else But Me
Non-Cents
A Child's Prayer
President Hayes
Sais
** also issued on Milestone MCD 55005-2.

1981

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd  (Elektra 5E-531)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Myra Walker (piano) Isaac Hayes (piano, electric piano, vibraphone, synthesizer, percussion) Albert "Chip" Crawford (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, prophet) William "Country" Duckett (electric guitar) Ronnie Garrett (electric bass) Eric Hines (drums) Diane Evans, Pat Lewis, Diane Williams, Rose Williams (vocals) Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited (vocal group)
Atlanta, GA, 1981
Love Has Come Around
Butterfly
I Feel Like Loving You Today
I Love Your Love
I'll Always Love You
Love For Sale
Falling

1982 (age 50)

Donald Byrd - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes  (Elektra ELK 52427)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, teacher) and others
Los Angeles, CA, 1982
Sexy Dancer
Midnight
So Much In Love
High Energy
Star Trippin'
I'm Coming Home
Forbidden Love
Everyday
** also issued on Elektra E1-60188.

1987

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues  (Landmark LLP-1516)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Mike Daugherty (synthesizer -1,5) Rufus Reid (bass) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22 & 24, 1987
1.Harlem Blues
2.Fly Little Byrd, Fly
3.Voyage A Deux
4.Blue Monk
5.Alter Ego
6.Sir Master Kool Guy
** also issued on Landmark LCD-1516-2.

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues  (Landmark LCD-1516-2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Rufus Reid (bass) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22 & 24, 1987
Hi-Fly
** reissue of Landmark LLP-1516 + 1 bonus track.

1989

Donald Byrd - Getting Down To Business  (Landmark LLP-1523)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone -1,3,5) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Al Foster (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10 & 12, 1989
1.Theme For Malcolm
2.That's All There Is To Love
3.A Certain Attitude
4.The Oiliest
5.Around The Corner
** also issued on Landmark LCD-1523-2.

Donald Byrd - Getting Down To Business  (Landmark LCD-1523-2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Al Foster (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10 & 12, 1989
Pomponio
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
** reissue of Landmark LLP-1523 + 2 bonus tracks.

1991

Donald Byrd - A City Called Heaven  (Landmark LLP-1530)

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Donald Brown (piano) Rufus Reid (bass) Carl Allen (drums) Lorice Stevens (vocals -3,7)
Berkeley, CA, January 17-19, 1991
1.King Arthur
2.I'll Always Remember
3.A City Called Heaven
4.Back Down In Lu Easy Anna
5.Byrd Song
6.Del Valle
7.Remember Me
8.Not Necessarily The Blues
** also issued on Landmark LCD-1530-2.