Donald Byrd Discography

1947 (age 15)

Robert Barnes Sextette

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 PeasFortune 113
CRC-F2Bobbin' At Barbee's-
* Fortune 113   Robert Barnes - Black Eyes Peas / Bobbin' At Barbee's

1955 (age 23)

Kenny Clarke Septet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Donald Byrd (trumpet) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute -1/3,5/8) Horace Silver (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, June 28, 1955
1. SKC6981With Apologies To OscarSavoy MG 12017, SJL 2206
2. -With Apologies To Oscar (alt. take 1)Savoy SJL 1195
3. -With Apologies To Oscar (alt. take 2)-
4. SKC6982Hear Me Takin' To YaSavoy 4514, MG 12017, MG 12125, SJL 2206
5. SKC6984Bohemia After DarkSavoy 4514, MG 12017, MG 12126, SJL 2206
6. -Bohemia After Dark (alt. take)Savoy SJL 1195
7. SKC6985ChasmSavoy MG 12017, SJL 2206
8. -Chasm (alt. take)Savoy SJL 1195
* Savoy MG 12017   Kenny Clarke - Bohemia After Dark
* Savoy SJL 2206   Cannonball Adderley - Spontaneous Combustion
* Savoy SJL 1195   Cannonball Adderley - Discoveries
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4514   Kenny Clarke - Hear Me Takin' To Ya / Bohemia After Dark

Oscar Pettiford Octet

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 OneBethlehem 11044, BCP 33
Minor 7th HeavenBethlehem BCP 33
6471ScorpioBethlehem 11043, BCP 33
Kamman's A'comin'Bethlehem BCP 33
Don't Squawk-
6472OscalypsoBethlehem 11044, BCP 33
6470TitoroBethlehem 11043, BCP 33
Bohemia After DarkBethlehem BCP 33
* Bethlehem BCP 33   Oscar Pettiford
* Bethlehem 11044   Oscar Pettiford - Oscalypso / Another One
* Bethlehem 11043   Oscar Pettiford - Scorpio / Titoro

Donald Byrd Sextet / Yusef Lateef Quartet/Sextet

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 ThoroughfareTransition TRLP 5
YusefTransition TRLP 5; Delmark (E) DJB 7
Shaw 'NuffTransition TRLP 5
The Blues Walk (Blues)-
Torsion LevelTransition TRLP 5; Delmark (E) DJB 7
Woody'n YouTransition TRLP 5
Dancing In The Dark-
* Transition TRLP 5; Esquire (E) 32-019   Donald Byrd - Byrd-Jazz
= Delmark DL-407   Yusef Lateef - Yusef
= Delmark DL-407 (alt.)   Donald Byrd - First Flight
* Delmark (E) DJB 7   Yusef Lateef - Lateef Live From The New World Stage Theatre Detroit

George Wallington Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, September 9, 1955
Johnny One NoteProgressive LP 1001
Sweet Blanche-
Minor March-
Snakes-
Jay Mac's Crib-
Bohemia After Dark / The Peck-
same session
Snakes (alt. take)Progressive PRO 7001; Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V
Minor March (alt. take)Progressive PRO 7001; Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1813-2
Jay Mac's Crib (alt. take)Progressive PRO 7001; Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V
The Peck (alt. take)-
Bohemia After Dark (alt. take)-
Johnny One Note (alt. take)-
Sweet Blanche (alt. take)-
The Peck (alt. take)Progressive PRO 7001
Sweet Blanche (alt. take 2)Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V
* Progressive LP 1001   George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck
= Prestige PR 7820; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1813-2   The George Wallington Quintet Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955
* Progressive PRO 7001   The George Wallington Quintet At Cafe Bohemia
* Overseas (J) ULS 1860-V   George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck (fuchsia)

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, September 29, 1955
69039If I Love AgainSavoy MG 12029, SJL 1101
69040Gotcha Goin' And Comin'Savoy MG 12032, SJL 1101
69041Winterset-
69042Long Green-
69043Star Eyes-
69044Someone To Watch Over Me-
* Savoy MG 12029   Various Artists - Montage
* Savoy SJL 1101   Donald Byrd - Long Green
* Savoy MG 12032   Donald Byrd - Byrd's Word

Jackie McLean Quintet

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 OneAd Lib ADL 6601
11054Blue Doll-
11055Mood Malody-
11056The Way You Look Tonight-
11057Little Melonae-
* Ad Lib ADL 6601   Jackie McLean Quintet, Vol. I - The New Tradition
= Jubilee JLP 1064   The Jackie McLean Quintet
= Roulette RE 129   Echoes Of An Era: Jackie McLean Sextet - Tune Up

Hank Jones Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Matty Dice (trumpet -3,5) Hank Jones (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, November 1, 1955
1. 69058Summer's GoneSavoy MG 12037
2. 69059Don't Blame Me-
3. 69060An Evening At Papa Joe's-
4. 69061Almost Like Being In Love-
5. 69062And Then Some-
6. 69063Hank's PranksSavoy MG 12053, SJL 1193
* Savoy MG 12037   The Hank Jones Quartet/Quintet
* Savoy MG 12053   Hank Jones - Bluebird
* Savoy SJL 1193   Hank Jones - Bluebird

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 LoveEros (E) ERL 50067
2.Summer's Gone-
3.Don't Blame Me-
4.An Evening At Papa Joe's-
5.And Then Some-
* Eros (E) ERL 50067   Donald Byrd Quartet And Quintet

Ernie Wilkins Octet

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 BrassSavoy MG 12044, SJL 2237
2. 69065Trick Or Treat-
3. 6906658 Market Street-
4. 69067Speedway-
5. 69069Dot-
6. 69072It Might As Well Be Spring-
* Savoy MG 12044   Ernie Wilkins - Top Brass
* Savoy SJL 2237   Ernie Wilkins - The Trumpet Album

Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Joe Gordon (trumpet -1,2,4,6) 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 BluesTransition TRLP J-4
2.El Sinoa-
3.Everything Happens To Me-
4.Hank's Tune-
5.Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)-
6.Crazy RhythmTransition TRLP 30
* Transition TRLP J-4; Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123   Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View
* Transition TRLP 30, (J) GXF-3126   Various Artists - Jazz In Transition

1956

George Wallington Quintet

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 DelightPrestige PRLP 7032
845Foster Dulles-
846Our Love Is Here To Stay-
847But George-
848Together We Wail-
849What's New-
* Prestige PRLP 7032; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1704, OJCCD 1704-2   George Wallington - Jazz For The Carriage Trade

Jackie McLean Quintet

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 DayPrestige PRLP 7035
851Kerplunk-
852Up-
853Lorraine-
854Inding-
855Lights OutPrestige 45-104, PRLP 7035; Bluesville BVLP 1009
* Prestige PRLP 7035, PR 7757; Original Jazz Classics OJC 426, OJCCD 426-2   Jackie McLean - Lights Out!
= New Jazz NJLP 8263   Jackie McLean - Lights Out
= Prestige P 24076   Jackie McLean - Contour
* Bluesville BVLP 1009   Various Artists - Soul Jazz, Vol. 1
* Prestige 45-104   Jackie McLean - Lights Out, Part 1&2

Kenny Clarke Quintet

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
69134BudoSavoy MG 12064, SJL 2247
69135I Married An Angel-
69136The Jazz Message (Freedom For All)-
* Savoy MG 12064   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley
* Savoy SJL 2247   Various Artists - The Modern Jazz Piano Album

Kenny Clarke Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John LaPorta (alto saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, February 6, 1956
69137Will WailSavoy MG 12065
69138Volcano-
69139La Porta-Thority-
69140I Hear A Rhapsody-
69141Yesterdays-
69142Play Fiddle, Play-
* Savoy MG 12065   Kenny Clarke - Klook's Clique

Kenny Clarke - Hank Mobley Quintet

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 YouSavoy MG 12064, SJL 1125
69144Cattin'-
69146When I Fall In Love-
* Savoy MG 12064   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley
* Savoy SJL 1125   Hank Mobley - Hard Bop

Billy Taylor With Donald Byrd

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 StarlightABC-Paramount ABC 115
* ABC-Paramount ABC 115   Various Artists - Creed Taylor Presents Know Your Jazz

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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 OneColumbia CL 897
CO55745The End Of A Love Affair-
CO55746Nica's Dream-
CO55747Infra-Rae-
CO55748Carol's Interlude-
Late ShowColumbia FC 38036
Ill Wind-
* Columbia CL 897   The Jazz Messengers
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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 LovePhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L
CO56023That Old Black MagicPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToPhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120, (Du) 6678 018
CO56025I Cried For YouPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (F) 422.349 BE   Rita Reys Avec Les Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) P 17633 H   Rita Reys - Taking A Chance On Love / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 4, 1956
CO56026EcarohColumbia CL 897
CO56027Hank's Symphony-
Weird-OColumbia FC 38036
Carol's Interlude (alt. take)-
* Columbia CL 897   The Jazz Messengers
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally

Donald Byrd Quartet

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 GetawayTransition TRLP 17
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
People Will Say We're In Love-
If I Love Again-
What's New-
Stella By Starlight-
* Transition TRLP 17, (J) LNJ-70109, (J) GXF-3124   Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill

Elmo Hope All Star Sextet

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
884WeejahPrestige PRLP 7043
885Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
886On It-
887Avalon-
* Prestige PRLP 7043   Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz
= Prestige PRLP 7043 (alt.)   Hank Mobley/John Coltrane - Two Tenors
= Prestige PR 7670   John Coltrane - 2 Tenors With Hank Mobley
= Milestone M 47037   Elmo Hope - The All-Star Sessions

Phil Woods Septet

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 StomperPrestige PRLP 7046
915Cool Aid-
916Pairing Off-
917Suddenly It's Spring-
* Prestige PRLP 7046; Original Jazz Classics OJC 092, OJCCD 092-2   Phil Woods - Pairing Off
= Prestige P 24065   Phil Woods - Altology

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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 LovePhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This YearPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56232Lil 'TColumbia FC 38036; Columbia/Legacy CK 93637
CO56233-1The New Message-
CO56233-3-Columbia/Legacy CK 93637
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally
* Columbia/Legacy CK 93637   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite

Jackie McLean Quintet

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
930ContourPrestige PRLP 7048
* Prestige PRLP 7048; Original Jazz Classics OJC 056, OJCCD 056-2   Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6
= New Jazz NJLP 8279   Jackie McLean - 4, 5 & 6
= Prestige P 24076   Jackie McLean - Contour

Gene Ammons Septet

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 GenePrestige PRLP 7060, PRLP 7306; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
941We'll Be Together AgainPrestige PRLP 7060, PRCD 24249-2
942Not Really The BluesPrestige PRLP 7060, PR 24036
* Prestige PRLP 7060; Original Jazz Classics OJC 211, OJCCD 211-2   Gene Ammons - Jammin' With Gene
= Prestige PR 7781   Gene Ammons Jam Sessions, Vol. 2 - Jammin' With Gene
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3

Horace Silver Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, July 17, 1956
CO56824I'll KnowEpic LN 3326
CO56825Silver's Blue-
* Epic LN 3326   Horace Silver - Silver's Blue

Horace Silver Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, July 18, 1956
CO56826The Night Has A Thousand EyesEpic LN 3326
CO56827Hank's Tune-
* Epic LN 3326   Horace Silver - Silver's Blue

Jackie McLean Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956
933ConfirmationPrestige PRLP 7048
* Prestige PRLP 7048; Original Jazz Classics OJC 056, OJCCD 056-2   Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6
= New Jazz NJLP 8279   Jackie McLean - 4, 5 & 6
= Prestige P 24076   Jackie McLean - Contour

Hank Mobley Sextet

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 BudPrestige PRLP 7061
2. 93552nd Street Theme-
3. 936Au Privave-
4. 937Minor Disturbance-
5. 939Alternating Current-
* Prestige PRLP 7061   Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message
= Status ST 8311   Hank Mobley - 52nd Street Theme
= Prestige PR 7661   Hank Mobley's Message
= Prestige P 24063   Hank Mobley - Messages

Hank Mobley Quintet

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 BBSavoy MG 12092, SJL 1125
69254Space Flight-
69255Blues Number Two-
* Savoy MG 12092   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley #2
* Savoy SJL 1125   Hank Mobley - Hard Bop

The Prestige All Stars

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 ThirdPrestige PRLP 7062
2. 951Contour-
3. 953'Round Midnight-
4. 954Dig-
* Prestige PRLP 7062; Original Jazz Classics OJC 018, OJCCD 018-2   Art Farmer/Donald Byrd - 2 Trumpets
= Prestige PR 7344   Art Farmer/Donald Byrd - Trumpets All Out
= Prestige P 24066   Donald Byrd - House Of Byrd

Paul Chambers Sextet

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 SixBlue Note BLP 1534, BN-LA451-H2
2. tk.5Omicron-
3. tk.9Nita-
4. tk.11Just For The Love-
5. tk.13Dear AnnBlue Note BLP 1534
* Blue Note BLP 1534, BST 81534 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 89872 2   Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers
* Blue Note BN-LA451-H2   Paul Chambers/John Coltrane - High Step

Phil Woods - Donald Byrd Quintet

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 MorePrestige PRLP 7080
1008House Of Chan-
1009In Walked George-
1010Lover Man-
1011Dewey Square-
1012Dupeltook-
* Prestige PRLP 7080; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1732, OJCCD 1732-2   Phil Woods/Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods
= Prestige P 24066   Donald Byrd - House Of Byrd

Horace Silver Quintet

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.3EnchantmentBlue Note 45-1654, BLP 1539
tk.7VirgoBlue Note BLP 1539
tk.11Senor Blues (alt. take) (45 rpm version)Blue Note 45-1655, BN-LA945-H, (J) BNJ-61005, (J) NP-2006, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.12Senor BluesBlue Note BLP 1539, BST 89903, BST 84325, BST2 84433
tk.14CamouflageBlue Note 45-1654, BLP 1539
tk.15Cool EyesBlue Note 45-1655, BLP 1539
* Blue Note BLP 1539, BST 81539 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81539 2   Horace Silver - 6 Pieces Of Silver
* Blue Note BN-LA945-H   Horace Silver - Sterling Silver
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 84325   The Best Of Horace Silver
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks
* Blue Note 45-1654   Horace Silver - Enchantment / Camouflage
* Blue Note 45-1655   Horace Silver - Senor Blues / Cool Eyes
* Blue Note (J) NP-2006   Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away / Senor Blues

Hank Mobley Sextet

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 WhammyBlue Note BLP 1540
tk.3Barrel Of Funk-
tk.4Barrel Of Funk (alt. take)Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.6Mobleymania (B For B.B.)Blue Note BLP 1540
tk.7Touch And Go-
* Blue Note BLP 1540   Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

Doug Watkins Sextet

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 BluesTransition TRLP 20
2.More Of The Same-
3.Panonica-
4.Return To Paradise-
5.Phinupi-
* Transition TRLP 20, (J) LNJ-70088, (J) GXF-3122   Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large

Sonny Rollins Quintet

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.1DecisionBlue Note 45-1669, BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2, BST2 84433
tk.2Plain JaneBlue Note 45-1670, BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2
tk.5SonnysphereBlue Note BLP 1542
tk.6How Are Things In Glocca MorraBlue Note BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2
tk.8Bluesnote-
* Blue Note BLP 1542, BST 81542 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81542 2   Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1669   Sonny Rollins - Decision, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1670   Sonny Rollins - Plain Jane, Part 1&2

The Prestige All Stars

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
1044FlickersPrestige PRLP 7073
1045Boo-Lu-
1046Lil' Hankie-
1047Medley: Body And Soul / Tune UpStatus ST 8317; Prestige PR 7448; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 427-2
1048All Night LongPrestige PRLP 7073, PRLP 7313
* Prestige PRLP 7073; Original Jazz Classics OJC 427, OJCCD 427-2   The Prestige All Stars - All Night Long
= Prestige PRLP 7289   Kenny Burrell - All Night Long
= Prestige PR 24025   Kenny Burrell - All Day Long And All Night Long
* Status ST 8317   Various Artists - Body And Soul
* Prestige PR 7448   The Best Of Kenny Burrell
* Prestige PRLP 7313   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 2

1957

The Prestige All Stars

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.Status ST 8317; Prestige PR 7448; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 456-2
1050Slim JimPrestige PRLP 7081
1051Say Listen-
1052A.T.-
1053All Day LongPrestige PRLP 7081, PRLP 7298; Bluesville BVLP 1009
* Status ST 8317   Various Artists - Body And Soul
* Prestige PR 7448   The Best Of Kenny Burrell
* Prestige PRLP 7081; Original Jazz Classics OJC 456, OJCCD 456-2   The Prestige All Stars - All Day Long
= Prestige PRLP 7277   Kenny Burrell - All Day Long
= Prestige PR 24025   Kenny Burrell - All Day Long And All Night Long
* Prestige PRLP 7298   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1
* Bluesville BVLP 1009   Various Artists - Soul Jazz, Vol. 1

Jazz Lab

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 CliffordColumbia CL 998
CO56458Little Niles-
* Columbia CL 998   Don Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab

The Prestige All Stars

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 AlleyPrestige PRLP 7092
1067Who's Who-
1068Diffusion Of Beauty-
1069Forty Quarters-
1070You Gotta Dig It-
* Prestige PRLP 7092; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1801-2   The Prestige All Stars - Three Trumpets
= Prestige PR 7344   Art Farmer/Donald Byrd - Trumpets All Out

Lou Donaldson Quintet

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.3Stella By Starlightunissued
tk.4That Good Old FeelingBlue Note 45-1663, BLP 1545
tk.6CaravanBlue Note 45-1662, BLP 1545
tk.7L.D. BluesBlue Note 45-1663, BLP 1545
tk.9Old FolksBlue Note 45-1662, BLP 1545
tk.10There Is No Greater LoveBlue Note BLP 1545
tk.12Move It-
* Blue Note BLP 1545   Lou Donaldson - Wailing With Lou
* Blue Note 45-1663   Lou Donaldson - L.D. Blues / That Good Old Feeling
* Blue Note 45-1662   Lou Donaldson - Caravan / Old Folks

Jazz Lab

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
CO57304Nica's TempoColumbia CL 998
CO57305Smoke SignalColumbia CL 1020
CO57306SpeculationColumbia CL 998
* Columbia CL 998   Don Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab
* Columbia CL 1020   Various Artists - Jazz Omnibus

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1957
CO57307Over The RainbowColumbia CL 998
CO57308Sans Souci-
* Columbia CL 998   Don Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab

Jimmy Smith Sextet/Trio

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 LoveBlue Note BLP 1547
tk.5Funk's OatsBlue Note 45-1677, BLP 1547
tk.8Groovy DateBlue Note BLP 1548
tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-
* Blue Note BLP 1547, BST 81547 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1548, BST 81548 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1677   Jimmy Smith - Funk's Oats, Part 1&2

Art Taylor's All Stars

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 APrestige PRLP 7117
1107Cubano Chant-
1108Well, You Needn't-
1109Batland-
1110Off Minor-
1111Drum Solounissued
* Prestige PRLP 7117; Original Jazz Classics OJC 094, OJCCD 094-2   Art Taylor - Taylor's Wailers
= Prestige PR 7342   The Prestige All Stars - Hard Cookin'

Jazz Lab

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 SaleRiverside RLP 12-229, RLP 12-272
GeraldineRiverside RLP 12-229
Minority-
* Riverside RLP 12-229, RLP 1110; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1774, OJCCD 1774-2   Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet
= Jazzland JLP 1, JLP 901S   Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab
= Milestone M 47044   Donald Byrd - Young Byrd
* Riverside RLP 12-272   Various Artists - 8 Ways To Jazz: Cole Porter Compositions

George Wallington Quintet

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 SarahPrestige PRLP 16-5; New Jazz NJLP 8207
1113Up Children Reel-
1115Indian Summer-
1116Dis Mornin'-
1117Sol's Ollie-
* New Jazz NJLP 8207; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1805-2   George Wallington - The New York Scene
* Prestige PRLP 16-5   George Wallington/Phil Woods/Donald Byrd/Red Garland - Modern Jazz Survey - New York Jazz

Andre Hodeir Nonet

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 CrossSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6975Paraphrase-
SAH6976Esquisse ISavoy 4510, MG 12104, MG 12126, SJL 1194
SAH6977On A BluesSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6978Make Up Your MindSavoy MG 12101
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy MG 12101   Billy Ver Planck - Dancing Jazz
* Savoy 4510   Andre Hodeir - On A Riff / Esquisse I

The Prestige All Stars

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 HeatPrestige PRLP 7119
1119Blue Duke-
1120Pivot-
1121This Way-
1122Little Melonae-
* Prestige PRLP 7119; Original Jazz Classics OJC 216, OJCCD 216-2   Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney - 2 Guitars

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 7, 1957
Zing! Went The Strings Of My HeartRiverside RLP 12-229
Straight Ahead-
Wake Up!Riverside RLP 12-229, RLP 12-267
* Riverside RLP 12-229, RLP 1110; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1774, OJCCD 1774-2   Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet
= Jazzland JLP 1, JLP 901S   Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab
= Milestone M 47044   Donald Byrd - Young Byrd
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive

Jazz Lab

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, March 13, 1957
CO57309Blue ConceptColumbia CL 998
* Columbia CL 998   Don Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab

Kenny Drew Quintet

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 ThrillRiverside RLP 12-236, RLP 12-244
It's You Or No OneRiverside RLP 12-236
Carol-
This Is New-
* Riverside RLP 12-236; Original Jazz Classics OJC 483, OJCCD 483-2   Kenny Drew - This Is New
= Jazzland JLP 6   Donald Byrd/Hank Mobley - Hard Bop!
* Riverside RLP 12-244   Various Artists - Jazz For Lovers

Andre Hodeir Nonet

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, 1957
SAH6983Esquisse IISavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6984On A RiffSavoy 4510, MG 12104, MG 12125, SJL 1194
SAH6985On A StandardSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6986Oh, Gee Oh, Me Oh, Myunissued
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4510   Andre Hodeir - On A Riff / Esquisse I

Kenny Drew Quartet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) G.T. Hogan (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 3, 1957
Little TRiverside RLP 12-236
Paul's Pal-
Why Do I Love You-
* Riverside RLP 12-236; Original Jazz Classics OJC 483, OJCCD 483-2   Kenny Drew - This Is New
= Jazzland JLP 6   Donald Byrd/Hank Mobley - Hard Bop!

Andre Hodeir Nonet

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 IISavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
2. SAH7000The Alphabet-
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais

Hank Mobley Sextet

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 LoveBlue Note 45-1688, BLP 1560
tk.3Fit For A HankerBlue Note BLP 1560
tk.4Hi Groove, Low Feedback-
tk.7Time After TimeBlue Note 45-1688, BLP 1560
tk.9Dance Of The InfidelsBlue Note BLP 1560
* Blue Note BLP 1560   Hank Mobley - Hank
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1688   Hank Mobley - Easy To Love / Time After Time (not released)

Paul Chambers Quintet

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 StringsBlue Note BLP 1564
tk.4Four Strings (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 8 52441 2
tk.8Minor Run-DownBlue Note BLP 1564
tk.9Beauteous-
tk.12What's New-
tk.15The Hand Of Love-
* Blue Note BLP 1564, 7243 8 52441 2   Paul Chambers Quintet

Jazz Lab

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)Verve MGV 8238
Batland-
Love For Sale-
* Verve MGV 8238   The Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory And The Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, July 30, 1957
H4JB5811-3Exhibit ARCA (J) RCA 6015
H4JB5812-2Ergo The BluesRCA (F) PL 43698
H4JB5812-3-RCA (J) RCA 6015
* RCA (J) RCA 6015, (J) RGP 1163; Vik LX 1138; RCA (F) PL 43698   Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas From The Jazz Lab

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, July 31, 1957
H4JB5813-3CapriRCA (J) RCA 6015
H4JB5814-4Splittin'-
* RCA (J) RCA 6015, (J) RGP 1163; Vik LX 1138; RCA (F) PL 43698   Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas From The Jazz Lab

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, August 1, 1957
H4JB5815-8PassadeRCA (J) RCA 6015
H4JB5816-3Byrd In Hand-
* RCA (J) RCA 6015, (J) RGP 1163; Vik LX 1138; RCA (F) PL 43698   Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas From The Jazz Lab

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
NYC, August 9, 1957
JB931Blue LightsJubilee JLP 1059
JB932Isn't It Romantic-
JB933Onionhead-
JB934Bangoon-
JB935Imagination-
JB936X-Tacy-
JB937Batland-
* Jubilee JLP 1059   Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - Jazz Lab

Jazz Lab

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, August 30, 1957
CO59677SatelliteColumbia CL 1058
CO59678An Evening In Casablanca-
CO59679Social Call-
* Columbia CL 1058   Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet With Jackie Paris - Modern Jazz Perspective
= Columbia PC 36810   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Perspective

Sonny Clark Sextet

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 LuluBlue Note BLP 1576
tk.3Sonny's CribBlue Note 45-1697, BLP 1576
tk.4Sonny's Crib (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2
tk.6Speak Low (alt. take)-
tk.7/6Speak LowBlue Note 45-1719, BLP 1576, BST 89903
tk.9With A Song In My Heart (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2
tk.10/9With A Song In My HeartBlue Note BLP 1576
tk.12Come Rain Or Come Shine-
* Blue Note BLP 1576, BST 81576, CDP 7 46819 2   Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1697   Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1719   John Coltrane/Sonny Clark - Speak Low / Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

Jazz Lab With Jackie Paris

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 KnowColumbia CL 1058
2. CO59685Early Bird-
3. CO59686Elgy-
* Columbia CL 1058   Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet With Jackie Paris - Modern Jazz Perspective
= Columbia PC 36810   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Perspective

Jazz Lab

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
CO59690StablematesColumbia CL 1058
CO59691Steppin' Out-
* Columbia CL 1058   Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet With Jackie Paris - Modern Jazz Perspective
= Columbia PC 36810   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Perspective

John Jenkins - Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, September 10, 1957
70118RockawayRegent MG 6056; Savoy SJL 1114
70119Orpheus-
70120Honey-Chile-
70121Darn That DreamSavoy SJL 1114
70122Star EyesRegent MG 6056; Savoy SJL 1114
* Regent MG 6056; Savoy MG 12201   John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Jazz Eyes
* Savoy SJL 1114   John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Star Eyes

Frank Foster Sextet

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.Savoy MG 12123, SJL 2249
70136La Jolie-
70137Southside-
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!
* Savoy SJL 2249   Frank Foster/Frank Wess - Two Frank Please

Oscar Pettiford All-Stars

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone -1,4,5) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Al Cohn (baritone saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano -1/4) Freddie Green (guitar -1) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums -1) Ed Thigpen (drums -2/5)
NYC, October, 1957
1.Not So SleepyBethlehem BCP 6024, BCP 6066
2.Love And The WeatherBethlehem 11051, BCP 6024, BCP 6066
3.Turtle WalkBethlehem BCP 6024, BCP 6066
4.If I'm LuckyBethlehem BCP 6024, BCP 6066, BCP 6035, BCP 6065
5.Strictly InstrumentalJazztone (Eu) J 1245
* Bethlehem BCP 6024   Various Artists - Winner's Circle
* Bethlehem BCP 6066   John Coltrane In The Winners Circle
* Bethlehem BCP 6035   Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxphones
* Bethlehem BCP 6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Jazztone (Eu) J 1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J 1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne
* Bethlehem 11051   Winner's Circle - She Didn't Say Yes / Love And The Weather

George Wallington Quintet

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 InfidelsSavoy MG 12122
Strange Music-
Before Dawn-
Ow-
'S Make 'T-
* Savoy MG 12122   George Wallington - Jazz At Hotchkiss
= Savoy SJL 1122   George Wallington Quintet - Dance Of The Infidels

Red Garland Quintet

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 DelightPrestige PRLP 7130
1393They Can't Take That Away From Me-
1394Woody'n YouPrestige PRLP 7181
1395I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)-
1396UndecidedPrestige PRLP 7209
1397Soul JunctionPrestige PRLP 7181
1398What Is There To SayPrestige PRLP 7209
1399Birks' WorksPrestige PRLP 7181
1400Hallelujah-
1401All Morning LongPrestige PRLP 7130; Bluesville BVLP 1009
* Prestige PRLP 7130; Original Jazz Classics OJC 293, OJCCD 293-2   Red Garland - All Mornin' Long
= Prestige PR 24023   Red Garland - Jazz Junction
* Prestige PRLP 7181; Original Jazz Classics OJC 481, OJCCD 481-2   Red Garland - Soul Junction
= Prestige PR 24023   Red Garland - Jazz Junction
* Prestige PRLP 7209; New Jazz NJLP 8325; Original Jazz Classics OJC 349, OJCCD 349-2   Red Garland - High Pressure
* Bluesville BVLP 1009   Various Artists - Soul Jazz, Vol. 1

Red Garland Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 13, 1957
1405Billie's BouncePrestige PRLP 7229
1406SolitudePrestige PRLP 7209
1407Two Bass Hit-
1408Soft Winds-
1409Lazy MaePrestige PRLP 7229
* Prestige PRLP 7229; Original Jazz Classics OJC 392, OJCCD 392-2   Red Garland - Dig It!
* Prestige PRLP 7209; New Jazz NJLP 8325; Original Jazz Classics OJC 349, OJCCD 349-2   Red Garland - High Pressure

Lou Donaldson Sextet

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' HighBlue Note BLP 1591
tk.5Strollin' In-
tk.6SputnikBlue Note 45-1713, BLP 1591
tk.8Dewey SquareBlue Note BLP 1591
* Blue Note BLP 1591   Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off
* Blue Note 45-1713   Lou Donaldson - Sputnik, Part 1&2

Art Blakey Big Band

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)Bethlehem 20-50012
MidriffBethlehem BCP 6027
Midriff (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Midriff (take 2)-
The Kiss Of No ReturnBethlehem BCP 6027
The Kiss Of No Return (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
The Kiss Of No Return (take 2)-
The Outer WorldBethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6037
The Outer World (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
The Outer World (take 5)-
El Toro ValienteBethlehem 11086, BCP 6027
El Toro Valiente (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Ain't Life GrandBethlehem 11086, BCP 6027
Ain't Life Grand (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
Ain't Life Grand (take 5)-
Last DateBethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6037
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
PristineBethlehem BCP 6027
Pristine (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
Pristine (take 6)-
Pristine (take 8)-
Tippin'Bethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6065
Tippin' (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Tippin' (take 3)-
* Bethlehem BCP 6027   Art Blakey Big Band
* Bethlehem BCP 6037   Various Artists - Big Band Contrast
* Bethlehem BCP 6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem 20-50012   John Coltrane - Bethlehem Years
* Bethlehem 11086   Art Blakey - El Toro Valiente / Ain't Life Grand

1958

John Coltrane Quintet

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 LifePrestige 45-249, PRLP 7188
1435The BelieverPrestige 45-315, PRLP 7292
1436Nakatini SerenadePrestige PRLP 7292
1437Come Rain Or Come ShinePrestige PR 7378
1438Lover-
* Prestige PRLP 7188, PR 7581; Original Jazz Classics OJC 131, OJCCD 131-2   John Coltrane - Lush Life
= Prestige PR 24014   John Coltrane - More Lasting Than Bronze
* Prestige PRLP 7292; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 876-2   John Coltrane - The Believer
= Prestige PR 24037   John Coltrane - Black Pearls
* Prestige PR 7378; Original Jazz Classics OJC 394, OJCCD 394-2   John Coltrane - The Last Trane
* Prestige 45-249   John Coltrane - I Love You / Lush Life
* Prestige 45-315   John Coltrane - The Believer / Dakar

Johnny Griffin Sextet

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' TrixRiverside RLP 12-264
What's New-
Johnny G.G.-
Catharsis-
* Riverside RLP 12-264; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1827-2   Johnny Griffin Sextet

Thelonious Monk Sextet

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 HudsonMilestone M 9124
* Milestone M 9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot

Manny Albam And His Orchestra

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
ThruwayDot DLP 9004, DLP 25879
The Nether RegionsDot DLP 9004
* Dot DLP 9004, DLP 29004   Manny Albam - Jazz New York
* Dot DLP 25879   Various Artists - The Classic Collection Contemporary - The Great Jazz Men, Vol. 2

Pepper Adams Quintet

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)Riverside RLP 12-265
The Long Two/Four-
Hastings Street Bounce-
Yourna-
* Riverside RLP 12-265, RLP 1104; Original Jazz Classics OJC 031, OJCCD 031-2   Pepper Adams Quintet - 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot
= Milestone M 47044   Donald Byrd - Young Byrd

John Coltrane Quintet

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 PearlsPrestige 45-373, PRLP 7316
1514Lover Come Back To MePrestige PRLP 7316
1515Sweet Sapphire Blues-
* Prestige PRLP 7316; Original Jazz Classics OJC 352, OJCCD 352-2; Prestige PR 24037   John Coltrane - Black Pearls
* Prestige 45-373   John Coltrane - Black Pearls, Part 1&2

Bill Henderson With Horace Silver Quintet

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'Blue Note 45-1710, BN-LA945-H, (J) BNJ-61005
2. tk.11Senor Blues (vocal version)-
* Blue Note BN-LA945-H   Horace Silver - Sterling Silver
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note 45-1710   Bill Henderson/Horace Silver - Senor Blues / Tippin'

Michel Legrand Orchestra

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 SavoyColumbia CL 1250
A Night In Tunisia-
In A Mist-
* Columbia CL 1250, CS 8079   Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz

Hans Hammerschmid Quintet

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
FontessaJazzline (G) JL 20828; Raretone (It) 5012-FC
* Jazzline (G) JL 20828   Various Artists - Hello Baden-Baden
* Raretone (It) 5012-FC   Stan Getz Special, Vol. 2

Dizzy Reece Sextet

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
1003Just A PennyBlue Note 7243 8 32093 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
1006Eboo-
1007Close-UpBlue Note BLP 4006
1008Shepherd's Serenade-
* Blue Note BLP 4006, B1-32093, 7243 8 32093 2   Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 StockholmBrunswick (F) 87 903
Paul's Pal-
Flute Blues-
Ray's Idea-
Blues Walk-
Salt Peanuts IBrunswick (F) 87 904
Parisian Thoroughfare-
Stardust-
52nd Street Theme-
At This Time-
Formidable-
Two Bass Hit-
Salt Peanuts II-
* Brunswick (F) 87 903   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris, Vol. 1
* Brunswick (F) 87 904   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Paris, Vol. 2

Donald Byrd Quintet

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

Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble

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 FeastBlue Note BLP 4004
tk.4ReflectionBlue Note BLP 4005
tk.7MirageBlue Note BLP 4004
tk.8Swingin' KiltsBlue Note BLP 4005
* Blue Note BLP 4004, BST 84004   Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 4005, BST 84005   Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 2

Jim Timmens And His Jazz All Stars

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-DoWarner Bros. W 1281
* Warner Bros. W 1281, WS 1281   Various Artists - Jazz Festival In Stereo: Hear In And Far Out

Jim Timmens And His Jazz All Stars

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 LadWarner Bros. W 1278
A50123I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore-
A50126Farewell, My Own-
A50127Tit Willow-
* Warner Bros. W 1278, WS 1278   Jim Timmens - Gilbert And Sullivan Revisited

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 FunkBlue Note BLP 4007
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-
* Blue Note BLP 4007, BST 84007   Donald Byrd - Off To The Races

Jim Timmens And His Jazz All Stars

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 BlueWarner Bros. W 1278
A50118With Catlike Tread Upon Our Prey We Steal-
A50119A Wandering Minstrel-
A50122I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General-
* Warner Bros. W 1278, WS 1278   Jim Timmens - Gilbert And Sullivan Revisited

Jim Timmens And His Jazz All Stars

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 SpringWarner Bros. W 1278
A50124Little Buttercup-
A50125Poor Wandering One-
A50128Three Little Maids From School-
* Warner Bros. W 1278, WS 1278   Jim Timmens - Gilbert And Sullivan Revisited

1959

Jackie McLean Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano -2/5) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959
1. tk.3QuadrangleBlue Note BLP 4051
2. tk.8Blues Inn-
3. tk.10Fidel-
4. tk.12unknown titlerejected
5. tk.13Untitled Blues-
* Blue Note BLP 4051, BST 84051, CDP 7 46142 2   Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag

Mundell Lowe And His All Stars

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 GunnRCA Camden CAL 522
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")-
* RCA Camden CAL 522, CAS 522   Mundell Lowe And His All Stars - TV Action Jazz!

Thelonious Monk Tentet

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
TheloniousRiverside RLP 12-300
Friday The 13thRiverside RLP 12-300, RLP 483/484
Monk's MoodRiverside RLP 12-300
Little Rootie TootieRiverside RLP 12-300, RLP 421; Milestone M 47064
Off MinorRiverside RLP 12-300
Crepuscule With Nellie-
Thelonious (complete version)Milestone M 9115; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 135-2
Little Rootie Tootie (encore)Milestone M 47033; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 135-2
* Riverside RLP 12-300, RLP 1138; Original Jazz Classics OJC 135, OJCCD 135-2   The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall
= Milestone M 47033   Thelonious Monk - In Person
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Milestone M 47064   The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album
* Milestone M 9115   Thelonious Monk - Evidence

Chris Connor With Ralph Sharon's Orchestra

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 CafeAtlantic LP 1307
3412I'm A Fool To Want Youunissued
3413Lilac WineAtlantic LP 1307
* Atlantic LP 1307, SD 1307   Chris Connor - Ballads Of The Sad Cafe

Sonny Clark Quintet

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 BlueBlue Note (J) GXF-3056
tk.7Royal Flush-
tk.9Junka-
tk.11Minor Meeting-
tk.12My Conception-
tk.16Some Clark Bars-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3056, (J) GXK-8158   Sonny Clark - My Conception

William Russo And His Orchestra

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 BluesColumbia CL 1388
CO63147Davenport Blues-
* Columbia CL 1388, CS 8183   Manny Albam/Teddy Charles/William Russo/Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue

Teddy Charles And His Orchestra

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)
NYC, April 30, 1959
CO63148Swinging Goatsherd BluesColumbia CL 1388
CO63149Blues In The Night-
* Columbia CL 1388, CS 8183   Manny Albam/Teddy Charles/William Russo/Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue

Jackie McLean Quintet

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.5FormidableBlue Note LT-1085, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.6GreasyBlue Note 45-1776, BLP 4013
tk.8Sweet CakesBlue Note BLP 4013
tk.10Davis Cup-
tk.13Minor Apprehension-
tk.14Hip Strut-
* Blue Note LT-1085   Jackie McLean - Vertigo
* Blue Note BLP 4013, BST 84013, CDP 7 84013 2   Jackie McLean - New Soil
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1776   Jackie McLean - Greasy, Part 1&2

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 IBlue Note 45-1763, BLP 4019
tk.2WitchcraftBlue Note BLP 4019
tk.3The Injuns-
tk.7Devil Whip-
tk.10Bronze Dance-
tk.16Clarion Calls-
* Blue Note BLP 4019, BST 84019, CDP 7 84019 2   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand
* Blue Note 45-1763   Donald Byrd - Here Am I, Part 1&2

Donald Byrd With Clare Fischer And Strings

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
StardustDiscovery DS 869
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-
* Discovery DS 869   Donald Byrd/Clare Fischer - September Afternoon

Walter Davis Jr. Quintet

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 MindBlue Note BLP 4018
tk.14'S Make It-
tk.17Loodle-Lot-
tk.21Millie's Delight-
tk.23Rhumba Nhumba-
tk.24Sweetness-
* Blue Note BLP 4018, BST 84018, B1-32098   Walter Davis Jr. - Davis Cup

Donald Byrd Quintet

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.3LamentBlue Note BLP 4026
tk.8AmenBlue Note 45-1764, BLP 4026
tk.14FuegoBlue Note 45-1764, BLP 4026, (J) NP-9020C
tk.15Low LifeBlue Note BLP 4026
tk.17Bup A Loup-
tk.18Funky Mama-
* Blue Note BLP 4026, BST 84026, CDP 7 46534 2   Donald Byrd - Fuego
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note 45-1764, (J) NP-2015   Donald Byrd - Fuego / Amen

1960

Donald Byrd Quintet

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
That's Allrejected
tk.6Soulful KiddyBlue Note 7243 8 52435 2
tk.8Gate CityBlue Note 45-1798, BLP 4048
Carolrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4048, BST 84048, 7243 8 52435 2   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight
* Blue Note 45-1798   Donald Byrd - Little Boy Blue / Gate City

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960
tk.14Child PlayBlue Note 7243 8 52435 2
tk.17GhanaBlue Note 45-1799, BLP 4048
tk.18LexBlue Note BLP 4048
tk.21CarolBlue Note 7243 8 52435 2
* Blue Note BLP 4048, BST 84048, 7243 8 52435 2   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight
* Blue Note 45-1799   Donald Byrd - Bo / Ghana

Armando Peraza Septet

Marcus Belgrave, Donald Byrd, Booker Little (trumpet) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Armando Peraza (congas)
NYC, spring 1960
Chasing The BirdWarwick W 5003
Wee Tina-
Call To Arms-
same session
Chasing The BirdTCB LP 1004
Call To Arms-
Wee Tina-
* Warwick W 5003, W 5003 ST   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
* TCB LP 1004   Donald Byrd/Booker Little - The Third World

Earl Zindars Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) 'Philly' Joe Jones (drums) Earl Zindars (timpani)
NYC, spring 1960
Quiet TempleWarwick W 5003
Ping Pong Beer-
Prophecy-
same session
-TCB LP 1004
Ping Pong Beer (Ping Pong)-
Quiet Temple-
* Warwick W 5003, W 5003 ST   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
* TCB LP 1004   Donald Byrd/Booker Little - The Third World

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1,2,4/6) Duke Pearson (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 10, 1960
1.Kimyasrejected
2.Cecile-
3. tk.6Little Boy BlueBlue Note 45-1798, BLP 4048
4. tk.14BoBlue Note 45-1799, BLP 4048
5. tk.16My Girl ShirlBlue Note BLP 4048
6.Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Searejected
* Blue Note BLP 4048, BST 84048, 7243 8 52435 2   Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight
* Blue Note 45-1798   Donald Byrd - Little Boy Blue / Gate City
* Blue Note 45-1799   Donald Byrd - Bo / Ghana

Bunky Green Sextet

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 PunchExodus EXS 6001
60-1690Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
60-1691My Babe-
60-1693Don't Blame Me-
60-1694Cecile-
* Exodus EXS 6001   Bunky Green - My Babe
= Trip TLX 5000   Two Sides Of Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4/6) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960
1. tk.1Theme From Mr. LuckyBlue Note CDP 7 46540 2
2. tk.2Kimyasrejected
3. tk.3A Portrait Of Jennie-
4. tk.4One More For The Road-
5. tk.5JeannieBlue Note BLP 4061
6. tk.6Pure D. Funk (theme)-
* Blue Note BLP 4061, BST 84061, CDP 7 46540 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4,5) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960
1. tk.7My Girl ShirlBlue Note BLP 4060
2. tk.8Soulful Kiddy-
3. tk.9A Portrait Of Jennie-
4. tk.10ChantBlue Note CDP 7 46539 2
5. tk.11Pure D. Funk (theme)rejected
* Blue Note BLP 4060, BST 84060, CDP 7 46539 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1

Donald Byrd Quintet

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.12Theme From Mr. Luckyrejected
tk.13That's All-
tk.14KimyasBlue Note BLP 4061
tk.15CecileBlue Note BLP 4060
tk.16Pure D. Funk (theme)-
* Blue Note BLP 4061, BST 84061, CDP 7 46540 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 4060, BST 84060, CDP 7 46539 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.17When Sunny Gets BlueBlue Note BLP 4061
tk.18Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaBlue Note CDP 7 46540 2
tk.19Child's PlayBlue Note CDP 7 46539 2
* Blue Note BLP 4061, BST 84061, CDP 7 46540 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2
* Blue Note CDP 7 46539 2   Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 5th set, November 11, 1960
tk.20Theme From Mr. LuckyBlue Note rejected
tk.21Pure D. Funk (theme)-

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 6th set, November 11, 1960
tk.22A Portrait Of JennieBlue Note rejected
tk.23Pure D. Funk (theme)-

Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes as "Hey" Lewis (drums)
NYC, 1960
StardustBethlehem BCP 6056
Philson-
Trio-
Libeccio-
Bitty Ditty-
* Bethlehem BCP 6056   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd/Kenny Burrell/Tommy Flanagan/"Hey" Lewis/Paul Chambers - Motor City Scene

1961

Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd Quintet

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 WorldWarwick W 2041
2.Curro's-
3. 61WA71It's A Beautiful EveningWarwick W 650, W 2041, (Sp) W 2041-2
4. 61WA70Mr. Lucky ThemeWarwick W 650, W 2041
5.Bird HouseWarwick W 2041
6.Day Dreams-
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Curro's (edited version) (Jammin' With Herbie)TCB LP 1006
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)-
* Warwick W 2041, W 2041 ST   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd - Out Of This World
= TCB LP 1002   Donald Byrd/Herbie Hancock - Takin' Care Of Business
* TCB LP 1006   Jammin' With Herbie Hancock
= Happy Bird (G) B 90172   Herbie Hancock - Jammin' With Herbie
= Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd - Out Of This World, Vol. 2
* Warwick W 650   Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd - Mr. Lucky Theme / It's A Beautiful Evening

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/4,6,7) 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 CowhandBlue Note LT-991
2. tk.6You're Next-
3. tk.10Great Got-
4. tk.13Chant-
5. tk.15Sophisticated Lady-
6. tk.19Cuterejected
7. tk.20That's AllBlue Note LT-991
* Blue Note LT-991   Donald Byrd - Chant

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 MineBlue Note BLP 4075
tk.5Hello Bright Sunflower-
tk.8Each Time I Think Of You-
tk.10Duke's Mixture-
tk.14The Cat Walk-
tk.15Cute-
* Blue Note BLP 4075, BST 84075   Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk

Donald Byrd Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -2/5) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -2/5) Herbie Hancock (piano) Cleveland Eaton (bass) Theodore Robinson (drums)
"Jorgie's Jazz Club", St. Louis, MO, June 24, 1961
1.Like Someone In LoveVGM 0003
2.Jorgie'sVGM 0002
3.6 M's (Blues In 3/4)-
4.Hush-
5.Amen-
* VGM 0003   Miles Davis - Miles In St. Louis
* VGM 0002   Donald Byrd - Hip-Intertainment, Vol. 1

Donald Byrd Quintet

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'sBlue Note 45-1854, BLP 4101
tk.6Shangri-LaBlue Note BLP 4101
tk.10HushBlue Note 45-1853, BLP 4101
tk.166 M's-
tk.19RequiemBlue Note BLP 4101
Child's Playrejected
tk.26I'm A Fool To Want YouBlue Note BLP 4101
* Blue Note BLP 4101, BST 84101   Donald Byrd - Royal Flush
* Blue Note 45-1854   Donald Byrd - Jorgie's, Part 1&2 (not released)
* Blue Note 45-1853   Donald Byrd - Hush / 6 M's

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 NaiBlue Note BLP 4118
tk.9French Spice-
tk.15Night Flower-
tk.20Three WishesBlue Note CDP 7 84118 2
tk.23Pentecostal FeelingBlue Note BLP 4118
tk.24Free Form-
* Blue Note BLP 4118, BST 84118, CDP 7 84118 2   Donald Byrd - Free Form

Tadd Dameron Octet

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 SpeaksBlue Note 7243 5 21484 2
tk.19Bevan Beeps-
tk.22Lament For The Living-
tk.31Aloof Spoof-
* Blue Note 7243 5 21484 2   Various Artists - The Lost Sessions

1962 (age 30)

Duke Pearson Quintet

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles (trumpet) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Hush!Jazzline JAZ 33-02
Child's Play-
Smoothie-
Sudel-
Groovin' For NatBlack Lion (E) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134; Jazzline (J) NLP 2006
Hush! (take 1)Black Lion (E) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134
Child's Play (take 2)-
Sudel (take 4)-
* Jazzline JAZ 33-02; Polydor (Eu) 423 224; Jazzline (J) PA-3080, (J) NLP 2006   The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!
= Black Lion (E) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134   Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat
= Trip TLX 5000   Two Sides Of Donald Byrd

Al Grey Septet

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 BluesArgo 5421
11725Why Was I BornChess unissued
11726Nice And Easy-
11727Heavy Soul-
* Argo 5421   Al Grey - Dirty Low Down Blues / Nothing But The Truth

Al Grey Septet

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
11471HushChess unissued
11472Minor On TopArgo LP 700; Chess 2ACMJ 409
11473African Lady-
11474Grey's BluesChess unissued
11475Home Fries-
11476On Green Dolphin Street-
(11471?)Hi-FlyArgo LP 700; Chess 2ACMJ 409
(11474?)Dirty Low Down BluesArgo LP 700
* Argo LP 700   Al Grey - Snap Your Fingers
* Chess 2ACMJ 409   Al Grey
= Chess CH2 92513   Al Grey - Basic Grey

1963

Donald Byrd Septet

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 RedentorBlue Note 45-1907, BLP 4124, BST 89904, BST2 84429; United Artists UA-XW510-X
tk.8ChantBlue Note BLP 4124
tk.11ElijahBlue Note 45-1907, BLP 4124
tk.17The Black DisciplesBlue Note BLP 4124
tk.19Beast Of Burden-
* Blue Note BLP 4124, BST 84124, CDP 7 84124 2   Donald Byrd - A New Perspective
* Blue Note BST 89904   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1959-1969
= Blue Note BN-LA160-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1907   Donald Byrd - Elijah / Cristo Redentor
* United Artists UA-XW510-X   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd / Cristo Redentor

Jackie McLean Quintet

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.2VertigoBlue Note LT-1085
tk.6Dusty Foot (Soul Time)-
tk.9Marney-
tk.14Yams-
tk.17Cheers-
* Blue Note LT-1085   Jackie McLean - Vertigo

Hank Mobley Quintet

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 ImportsBlue Note BLP 4149, CDP 7 84435 2
tk.7Up A Step-
tk.17The Feelin's GoodBlue Note BST 84435, CDP 7 84435 2
tk.21East Of The VillageBlue Note BLP 4186, CDP 7 84435 2
tk.26Yes IndeedBlue Note CDP 7 84435 2, 7243 5 27549 2 2
tk.29The Good LifeBlue Note BLP 4186, CDP 7 84435 2
* Blue Note BLP 4149, BST 84149, CDP 7 84149 2   Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares
* Blue Note BST 84435, 7243 5 27549 2 2   Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter
* Blue Note BLP 4186, BST 84186   Hank Mobley - The Turnaround!
* Blue Note CDP 7 84435 2   Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter

Jimmy Heath Octet

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 KnowRiverside RLP 465
D Waltz-
Just In Time-
Wall To Wall-
* Riverside RLP 465, RS 9465; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1904-2   Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed

Herbie Hancock Septet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Grachan Moncur III (trombone -2,5,6) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Grant Green (guitar -3,4,6) Chuck Israels (bass) Anthony Williams (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963
1. tk.2A Tribute To SomeoneBlue Note BLP 4126
2. tk.8King CobraBlue Note BLP 4126, BST 89907
3. tk.10Blind Man, Blind ManBlue Note 45-1887, BLP 4126, BST 89907, BN-LA399-H2
4. tk.11Blind Man, Blind Man (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 4 95569 2
5. tk.17The Pleasure Is MineBlue Note BLP 4126
6. tk.20And What If I Don't KnowBlue Note BLP 4126, BN-LA399-H2
* Blue Note BLP 4126, BST 84126, CDP 7 84126 2   Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View
* Blue Note BST 89907   The Best Of Herbie Hancock
* Blue Note BN-LA399-H2   Herbie Hancock Best Album
* Blue Note 7243 4 95569 2   Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1887   Herbie Hancock - Blind Man, Blind Man, Part 1&2

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 MembersBlue Note 7243 8 21286 2
On The Trailrejected
* Blue Note 7243 8 21286 2   Donald Byrd - Blackjack

Jimmy Heath Octet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
NYC, May 28, 1963
Six StepsRiverside RLP 465
Nutty-
Swamp Seed-
* Riverside RLP 465, RS 9465; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1904-2   Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed

1964

NDR Jazz Workshop

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

Dexter Gordon Quintet

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 HavenBlue Note BLP 4176
1386 tk.17TanyaBlue Note BLP 4176, BN-LA393-H2
* Blue Note BLP 4176, BST 84176, CDP 7 84176 2   Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up
* Blue Note BN-LA393-H2   Dexter Gordon Best Album

Eric Dolphy Septet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Nathan Davis (tenor saxophone -1,2,5) Jacques Dieval (piano) Jacques B. Hess (bass) Franco Monzecci (drums) Jacky Bambou (congas -3,5)
Paris, France, June 11, 1964
1.SpringtimeWest Wind (G) WW 016, WW 2063
2."245"West Wind (G) WW 016
3.G.W.Jazzway (It) MUTT 1502; West Wind (G) WW 016
4.Serene-
5.NaimaJazzway (It) MUTT 1502; West Wind (G) WW 2063
* West Wind (G) WW 016, WW 2016   Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes
* Jazzway (It) MUTT 1502   Eric Dolphy - Naima
* West Wind (G) WW 2063   Eric Dolphy - Naima

International Jazz Workshop

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-WalzerPhilips 48095
35498Blazy Bones Revisited-
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan-
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats-
36501Hip-Hit-
36502Revelation-
36503Conversation-
36504The Jamf's Are Coming-
* Philips 48095   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1964
= EmArcy MGE 26002, SRE 66002   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 BabyVerve VK 10344, V/V6 8609
2. 64VK523Blind Man, Blind Man-
3. 64VK524Untitledunissued
* Verve V/V6 8609   Up With Donald Byrd
* Verve VK 10344   Donald Byrd - You're Talkin' About My Baby / Blind Man, Blind Man

Solomon Ilori Band

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hubert Laws (flute, tenor saxophone) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) Chief Bey, Ladji Camara, Montego Joe as Roger Sanders, Sunny Morgan (percussion, vocals) Solomon Ilori (vocals) Coleridge Perkinson (director)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 30, 1964
1458 tk.4Bamu Baamu L'ayo (I Have The Strength To Sing)Blue Note unissued
1459 tk.11Toni Omo Re (Loving Your Child)-
1460 tk.17Agbamurero (Rhino)-
1461 tk.25Gbogbo Omo Ibile (Going Home)-
1462 tk.33Igbesi Aiye (Song Of Praise To God)-

Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -1,3,4) 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 BoomVerve V/V6 8609
2. 64VK551Greensleevesunissued
3. 64VK552My BabeVerve V/V6 8609
4. 64VK553See See Rider-
5. 64VK554House Of The Rising Sun-
* Verve V/V6 8609   Up With Donald Byrd

Duke Pearson Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Otis Finch (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1964
1463AmandaBlue Note rejected
E.S.P. (Extrasensory Perception)-
Fly, Little Bird, Fly-

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 YouBlue Note 7243 8 59963 2
tk.9Gingerbread Boy-
* Blue Note 7243 8 59963 2   Donald Byrd - Mustang!

Cal Tjader Orchestra

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 BlueVerve V/V6 8614, V3HB 8843
64VK590Doxyunissued
* Verve V/V6 8614   Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce
* Verve V3HB 8843   Cal Tjader - Return Engagement

Duke Pearson Sextet

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.3AmandaBlue Note BLP 4191
1476 tk.6E.S.P. (Extrasensory Perception)-
1477 tk.12Bedouin-
1478 tk.15Wahoo-
1479 tk.22Fly, Little Bird, Fly-
* Blue Note BLP 4191, BST 84191, CDP 7 84191 2   Duke Pearson - Wahoo!

Donald Byrd and others

Donald Byrd (trumpet) and others
NYC, November 23, 1964
64VK604True LoveVerve unissued
64VK605Go Go Jerome-
64VK606Torture-

Donald Byrd Septet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -1/4) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar -1/4) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Candido (percussion -1/4) The Donald Byrd Singers (vocal group)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 16, 1964
1. 64VK615BossaVerve V/V6 8609
2. 64VK616You Excite Me Sounissued
3. 64VK617Cantaloupe IslandVerve V/V6 8609
4. 64VK618Deuiletteunissued
5. 64VK619Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless ChildVerve V/V6 8609
* Verve V/V6 8609   Up With Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd Septet With Orchestra

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 HomeBlue Note BLP 4188
1494 tk.5March Children-
1495 tk.11Brother IsaacBlue Note 45-1916, BLP 4188
* Blue Note BLP 4188, BST 84188, CDP 7 84188 2   Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home
* Blue Note 45-1916   Donald Byrd - Brother Isaac / I've Longed And Searched For My Mother

Donald Byrd Septet With Orchestra

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 MotherBlue Note 45-1916, BLP 4188
1497 tk.20NoahBlue Note BLP 4188
1498 tk.26Pearly Gates-
* Blue Note BLP 4188, BST 84188, CDP 7 84188 2   Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home
* Blue Note 45-1916   Donald Byrd - Brother Isaac / I've Longed And Searched For My Mother

1965

Dexter Gordon Quartet With Donald Byrd

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
LadybirdSteepleChase (D) SCCD 36035
So What-
Who Can I Turn To-
Blues By Five (incomplete)-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD 36035   Dexter Gordon - Ladybird

Wes Montgomery With Oliver Nelson Orchestra

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 HeadVerve VK 10384, VK 10440, V/V6 8642, V/V6 8714, 2V6S 8813, V3HB 8839, V6 654-2
65VK548Boss CityVerve VK 10384, V/V6 8642, V6 8796, 2V6S 8813, V3HB 8839
* Verve V/V6 8642   Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head
* Verve V/V6 8714   The Best Of Wes Montgomery
* Verve 2V6S 8813   The History Of Wes Montgomery
* Verve V3HB 8839   Wes Montgomery - Return Engagement
* Verve V6 654-2   Various Artists - 24 Karat Gold For Groovin'
* Verve V6 8796   Wes Montgomery - Eulogy
* Verve VK 10384   Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head / Boss City
* Verve VK 10440, VK 137   Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head / Tequila

Wes Montgomery With Oliver Nelson Orchestra

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): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 22, 1965
65VK580Naptown BluesVerve V/V6 8642, V/V6 8714, V3HB 8839
65VK581The End Of A Love AffairVerve V/V6 8642, V/V6 8714
65VK582Twisted BluesVerve V/V6 8642, V6 8757, 2V6S 8813
65VK583Golden EarringsVerve V/V6 8642, V6 8796
65VK584Chim Chim ChereeVerve V/V6 8642
65VK585O Morro (Once I Loved)Verve V/V6 8642, V6 8757, 2V6S 8813
65VK586It Was A Very Good YearVerve V/V6 8642
* Verve V/V6 8642   Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head
* Verve V/V6 8714   The Best Of Wes Montgomery
* Verve V3HB 8839   Wes Montgomery - Return Engagement
* Verve V6 8757   The Best Of Wes Montgomery, Vol. 2
* Verve 2V6S 8813   The History Of Wes Montgomery
* Verve V6 8796   Wes Montgomery - Eulogy

1966

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 TrailBlue Note BLP 4238
1747 tk.9I'm So Excited By You-
1748 tk.15Mustang-
Dixie Leerejected
1750 tk.24I Got It Bad And That Ain't GoodBlue Note BLP 4238
1751 tk.29Fly, Little Bird, Fly-
1749 tk.31Dixie Lee-
* Blue Note BLP 4238, BST 84238, 7243 8 59963 2   Donald Byrd - Mustang!

1967

Donald Byrd Sextet

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.5LokiBlue Note BLP 4259
1811 tk.9Eldorado-
1812 tk.10West Of The Pecos-
Blackjackrejected
1814 tk.28Beale StreetBlue Note BLP 4259
1813 tk.29Blackjack-
1815 tk.33Pentatonic-
* Blue Note BLP 4259, BST 84259, 7243 8 21286 2   Donald Byrd - Blackjack

Stanley Turrentine Tentet

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 CariocaBlue Note BN-LA394-H2
1840 tk.9Samba Do Aviao-
1841 tk.14Manha De CarnavalBlue Note LT-993
1842 tk.15What Now, My Love-
1843 tk.24Night SongBlue Note BN-LA394-H2
1844 tk.32Here's That Rainy DayBlue Note LT-993
1845 tk.41Blues For Del-
* Blue Note BN-LA394-H2   Stanley Turrentine Best Album
* Blue Note LT-993   Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle

Sam Rivers Sextet

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.10PaeanBlue Note BN-LA453-H2; Mosaic MR5-167; Blue Note BST 84261
1859 tk.20Precis-
1860 tk.25Helix-
1861 tk.32Effusive Melange-
* Blue Note BN-LA453-H2   Sam Rivers - Involution
* Mosaic MR5-167, MD3-167   The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
* Blue Note BST 84261   Sam Rivers - Dimensions And Extensions (also released)
= Blue Note CDP 7 84261 2   Sam Rivers - Dimensions And Extensions

Donald Byrd Quintet

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 BossaBlue Note BST 84292
1885 tk.15The Loner-
1886 tk.18Jelly Roll-
1887 tk.22Slow Drag-
1889 tk.29My Ideal-
1890 tk.30Secret Love-
* Blue Note BST 84292   Donald Byrd - Slow Drag

Hank Mobley Quintet

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 ArgumentBlue Note BST 84425
1899 tk.6The Hippity Hop-
1900 tk.9Bossa For Baby-
1901 tk.12Soul Time (Dusty Foot)Blue Note BST 84425, (J) BNJ-71106
1902 tk.27Far Away LandsBlue Note BST 84425
1903 tk.32A Dab Of This And That-
* Blue Note BST 84425, CDP 7 84425 2   Hank Mobley - Far Away Lands
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue

Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Red (alto saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Chick Corea (piano) Miroslav Vitous (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 29, 1967
1957The CreeperBlue Note rejected
1958Chico-San-

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 DoneBlue Note LT-1096
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-
* Blue Note LT-1096   Donald Byrd - The Creeper

1969

Donald Byrd Group

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.2WeaselBlue Note BST 84319
4278 tk.8I Love The Girl-
* Blue Note BST 84319, CDP 7 89796 2   Donald Byrd - Fancy Free

Donald Byrd Group

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Roland Wilson (bass) Leo Morris (drums) Nat Bettis, John Richardson (percussion): Jerry Dodgion (flute) Leo Morris (drums) replaces Tabackin, Chambers
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1969
4276 tk.10Fancy FreeBlue Note BST 84319
4277 tk.23The Uptowner-
* Blue Note BST 84319, CDP 7 89796 2   Donald Byrd - Fancy Free

Donald Byrd Group

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Kenny Rupp (French horn) Al Gibbons (flute) Gary Campbell (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Freddie Waits (drums) Roland Wilson (congas) 3 vocals
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, July 7, 1969
4612-9Now WheddyBlue Note rejected
4613-5Yano-
4614-3Congo (instrumental version)-

Donald Byrd Group

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. 4615-4KofiBlue Note B1-31875
2. 4616-4Fufu-
* Blue Note B1-31875, 7243 8 31875 2   Donald Byrd - Kofi

1970

Donald Byrd Group

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.2EstaviancoBlue Note BST 84349
2. 6343 tk.4Essence-
3. 6341 tk.5The Dude-
4. 6342 tk.8Xibaba-
* Blue Note BST 84349   Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd

Donald Byrd Group

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 LoveBlue Note B1-31875
6880 tk.7Elmina-
6881 tk.15The Loud MinorityBlue Note 7243 8 31875 2
6882 tk.18My Love Waitsrejected
* Blue Note B1-31875, 7243 8 31875 2   Donald Byrd - Kofi

1971

Donald Byrd Group

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 EmperorBlue Note 45-1973, BST 84380
8318 (tk.4)JamieBlue Note BST 84380
* Blue Note BST 84380   Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights
* Blue Note 45-1973   Donald Byrd - The Emperor, Part 1&2

Donald Byrd Group

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Thurman Green (trombone) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Joe Sample (organ) Bill Henderson III (electric piano) Don Peake, David T. Walker (guitar) Wilton Felder (electric bass) Ed Greene (drums) Bobbye Porter Hall (congas, tambourine): David T. Walker (guitar) replaces Poree
A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1971
8319The Little RastiBlue Note BST 84380
Tune Fourrejected
* Blue Note BST 84380   Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights

1972 (age 40)

Donald Byrd Group

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. ThomasBlue Note BN-XW309-W, BN-LA047-F
* Blue Note BN-LA047-F, CDP 7 84466 2   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
* Blue Note BN-XW309-W   Donald Byrd - Flight Time / Mr. Thomas

Donald Byrd Group

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): same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1972
11246Flight TimeBlue Note BN-XW309-W, BN-LA047-F, BN-LA700-G
Distant Landunissued
* Blue Note BN-LA047-F, CDP 7 84466 2   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
* Blue Note BN-LA700-G   Donald Byrd's Best
* Blue Note BN-XW309-W   Donald Byrd - Flight Time / Mr. Thomas

Donald Byrd Group

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) David T. Walker (guitar) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Harvey Mason (drums) Stephanie Spruill (congas, tambourine) Larry Mizell (vocals, arranger): 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 HighBlue Note BN-LA047-F, BN-LA700-G
11247Black ByrdBlue Note BN-XW212-W, BN-LA047-F, BN-LA700-G; United Artists UA-XW510-X
11251Slop Jar BluesBlue Note BN-XW212-W, BN-LA047-F
11248Love's So Far AwayBlue Note BN-LA047-F
11252Where Are We Going-
* Blue Note BN-LA047-F, CDP 7 84466 2   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
* Blue Note BN-LA700-G   Donald Byrd's Best
* Blue Note BN-XW212-W   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd / Slop Jar Blues
* United Artists UA-XW510-X   Donald Byrd - Black Byrd / Cristo Redentor

1973

Donald Byrd Group

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 PriestessBlue Note BN-LA140-F, BN-LA700-G
12687Miss KaneBlue Note BN-LA140-F
12688Sister Love-
12689Street LadyBlue Note BN-LA140-F, BN-LA700-G
12690Witch HuntBlue Note BN-XW445-W, BN-LA140-F
12691Woman Of The World-
* Blue Note BN-LA140-F, B1-53923   Donald Byrd - Street Lady
* Blue Note BN-LA700-G   Donald Byrd's Best
* Blue Note BN-XW445-W   Donald Byrd - Witch Hunt / Woman Of The World

Donald Byrd Group

Fonce Mizell (trumpet) Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Allan Barnes (tenor saxophone, flute) Nathan Davis (tenor,soprano saxophone) Kevin Toney (electric piano) Larry Mizell (synthesizer) Barney Perry (electric guitar) Henry Franklin (electric bass) Keith Killgo (drums, vocals) Ray Armando (congas, percussion)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1973
Poco-ManiaBlue Note unissued
You've Got It Bad, Girl-
Untitled, No. 3-
Black Byrd-
Flight Time-

1974

Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Allan Barnes (soprano,tenor saxophone, vocals) Kevin Toney (piano, electric piano, synthesizer, vocals) Barney Perry (electric guitar, vocals) Joe Hall (electric bass, vocals) Keith Killgo (drums, vocals) Perk Jacobs (congas, percussion, vocals)
"The Roxy Theatre", Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 1974
tk.1Black ByrdBlue Note unissued
tk.2Livin' For The City-
tk.3Lansana's Priestess-
tk.4Witch Hunt-
tk.5Poco Mania-
tk.6You've Got It Bad, Girl-
tk.7Reggins-
tk.8A Summer Love-
tk.9Do It Fluid-
tk.10unknown title-
tk.11--

Donald Byrd Group

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 -1/9,11,12) Ronghea Southern (guitar -10) 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 TomorrowBlue Note BN-LA368-G, BN-LA700-G
2. 14884Harvey's Tunerejected
3. 14885You Are The WorldBlue Note BN-LA368-G
4. 14890We're TogetherBlue Note BN-XW650-X, BN-LA368-G
5. 14893Destinationrejected
6. 14894Hash And Eggs, Hold The Eggsunissued
7. 14895unknown titlerejected
8. 15212Design A NationBlue Note BN-LA368-G
9. 15213Rock And Roll AgainBlue Note BN-LA368-G, BN-LA700-G
10. 15214Think TwiceBlue Note BN-XW650-X, BN-LA368-G
11. 15215Makin' ItBlue Note BN-LA368-G
12. 15216I Love The Girl-
* Blue Note BN-LA368-G   Donald Byrd - Steppin' Into Tomorrow
* Blue Note BN-LA700-G   Donald Byrd's Best
* Blue Note BN-XW650-X   Donald Byrd - Think Twice / We're Together

1975

Donald Byrd Group

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)Blue Note BN-XW726-Y, BN-LA549-G, BN-LA700-G
16328You And MusicBlue Note BN-LA549-G
16549Night Whistler-
* Blue Note BN-LA549-G, B1-54326   Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces
* Blue Note BN-LA700-G   Donald Byrd's Best
* Blue Note BN-XW726-Y   Donald Byrd - Change (Makes You Want To Hustle), Part 1&2

Donald Byrd Group

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: same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 20, 1975
16550Just My ImaginationBlue Note BN-XW783-Y, BN-LA549-G
16551Places And SpacesBlue Note BN-LA549-G
16552Wind Parade-
* Blue Note BN-LA549-G, B1-54326   Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces
* Blue Note BN-XW783-Y   Donald Byrd - Just My Imagination / (Feelin' Like) Dominoes

Donald Byrd Group

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: same personnel
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1975
16553(Feelin' Like) DominoesBlue Note BN-XW783-Y, BN-LA549-G
* Blue Note BN-LA549-G, B1-54326   Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces
* Blue Note BN-XW783-Y   Donald Byrd - Just My Imagination / (Feelin' Like) Dominoes

1976

Donald Byrd Group

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 -1/7,9,10) James Jamerson (electric bass -8) Alphonse Mouzon (drums -1/7,9,10) Harvey Mason (drums -8) 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 StreetBlue Note BN-XW965-Y, BN-LA633-G
2. 17458Wild LifeBlue Note BN-LA633-G
3. 17459Return Of The King-
4. 17460Onward 'Til MorningBlue Note BN-XW965-Y, BN-LA633-G
5. 17461CaricaturesBlue Note BN-LA633-G
6. 17462Cartoonsrejected
7. 17463When Love Comes Around-
8. 17664Dance BandBlue Note BN-LA633-G
9. 17683Science Funktion-
10. 18162Tell Me-
* Blue Note BN-LA633-G   Donald Byrd - Caricatures
* Blue Note BN-XW965-Y   Donald Byrd - Dancing In The Street / Onward 'Til Morning

Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds

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 SpacesBlue Note BN-LA663-J2
17742(Fallin' Like) Doninoes-
unknown titlesunissued
* Blue Note BN-LA663-J2   Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy

1977

Gene Harris Band

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 MinorBlue Note BN-XW1110, BN-LA760-H
Mason plays (cymbals). D.J. Rodgers (vocals) replaces Chancler
18767Cristo Redentor, Part 1Blue Note BN-LA760-H
Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Alvin Taylor (drums) replaces Mason, Rodgers
18768Cristo Redentor, Part 2-
* Blue Note BN-LA760-H   Gene Harris - Tone Tantrums
* Blue Note BN-XW1110   Gene Harris - A Minor / Peace Of Mind

1978

Donald Byrd Group

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 WifeElektra ELK 52097
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-
* Elektra ELK 52097, 6E-144   Donald Byrd - Thank You... For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

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 MeMilestone M 55005
Non-Cents-
A Child's Prayer-
President Hayes-
Sais-
* Milestone M 55005, MCD 55005-2   Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop The Carnival

1981

Donald Byrd And 125th Street N.Y.C.

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 AroundElektra 5E-531
Butterfly-
I Feel Like Loving You Today-
I Love Your Love-
I'll Always Love You-
Love For Sale-
Falling-
* Elektra 5E-531   Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd

1982 (age 50)

Donald Byrd and others

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, teacher) and others
Los Angeles, CA, 1982
Sexy DancerElektra ELK 52427
Midnight-
So Much In Love-
High Energy-
Star Trippin'-
I'm Coming Home-
Forbidden Love-
Everyday-
* Elektra ELK 52427, E1-60188   Donald Byrd - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes

1987

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 BluesLandmark LLP-1516
2.Fly Little Byrd, Fly-
3.Voyage A Deux-
4.Blue Monk-
5.Alter Ego-
6.Sir Master Kool Guy-
7.Hi-FlyLandmark LCD-1516-2
* Landmark LLP-1516, LCD-1516-2   Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues

1989

Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone -1,3/5,7) 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 MalcolmLandmark LLP-1523
2.That's All There Is To Love-
3.PomponioLandmark LCD-1523-2
4.I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
5.A Certain AttitudeLandmark LLP-1523
6.The Oiliest-
7.Around The Corner-
* Landmark LLP-1523, LCD-1523-2   Donald Byrd - Getting Down To Business

1991

Donald Byrd Sextet

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 ArthurLandmark LLP-1530
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-
* Landmark LLP-1530, LCD-1530-2   Donald Byrd - A City Called Heaven