Donald Byrd Catalog

1947 (age 15)

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

Donald "Sahib" Byrd, trumpet; Robert Barnes, tenor sax; Claude Black, piano; Joe Barnes, guitar; Gene Taylor, bass; Charles King, drums.

Detroit, MI, 1947-1948

CRC-2FBlack Eyes Peas
CRC-F2Bobbin' At Barbee's

1955 (age 23)

The Jazz Corner Of The Village Cafe Bohemia Featuring Kenny Clarke, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers, Nat Adderley, Julian "Cannon Ball" Adderley, Donald Byrd, Jerome Richardson   Savoy MG 12017   1955

Nat Adderley, cornet; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian "Cannon Ball" Adderley, alto sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax #1,3,4; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Beltone Studios, NYC, June 28, 1955

1. SKC6981With Apologies To Oscar
2. SKC6982Hear Me Talkin' To Ya
3. SKC6984Bohemia After Dark
4. SKC6985Chasm

** also released on Kenny Clarke, "Cannonball" Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson, Paul Chambers - Bohemia After Dark, Savoy MG 12017 (later).
** part of Cannonball Adderley - Spontaneous Combustion: The Savoy Sessions, Savoy SJL 2206 in 1976.

Cannonball Adderley - Discoveries   Savoy Jazz SJL 1195   1987

Nat Adderley, cornet; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Beltone Studios, NYC, June 28, 1955

SKC6981-1With Apologies To Oscar (alternate take 1)
SKC6981-2With Apologies To Oscar (alternate take 2)
SKC6984-1Bohemia After Dark (alternate take 1)
SKC6985-3Chasm (alternate take)

Oscar Pettiford   Bethlehem BCP-33   1955

Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, clarinet; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, clarinet, flute; Don Abney, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Osie Johnson, drums.

NYC, August 12, 1955

6473Another One
Minor 7th Heaven
6471Scorpio
Kamman's A'comin'
Don't Squawk
6472Oscalypso
6470Titoro
Bohemia After Dark

Donald Byrd - Byrd Jazz   Transition trlp 5   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bernard McKinney, euphonium; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Alvin Jackson, bass; Frank Grans, drums.

New World Stage Theatre, Detroit, MI, August 23, 1955

Parisian Thoroughfare
Yusef
Shaw 'Nuff
The Blues Walk (as Blues)
Torsion Level
Woody'n You
Dancing In The Dark

** also released on Esquire (E) 32-019. and on Yusef Lateef - Yusef, Delmark DL-407. and on First Flight, Delmark DL-407 (alt.) in 1965.

George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   Progressive PLP 1001   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Jackie McClean, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, September 9, 1955

Johnny One Note
Sweet Blanche
Minor March
Snakes
Jay Mac's Crib
Bohemia After Dark / The Peck

** also released on The George Wallington Quintet Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955, Prestige PRST 7820 in 1970. and on The George Wallington Quintet Live! At Cafe Bohemia, Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1813-2 in 1992.

The George Wallington Quintet Live! At Cafe Bohemia   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1813-2   1992

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Jackie McClean, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, September 9, 1955

Minor March (alternate)

** originally released on George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck, Progressive PLP 1001 in 1956 + 1 bonus track.

George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck (fuchsia)   Overseas (J) ULS-1860-V   1976

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Jackie McClean, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, September 9, 1955

Johnny One Note
Sweet Blanche
-
Minor March
Snakes
Jay Mac's Crib
Bohemia After Dark
The Peck

The George Wallington Quintet At The Cafe Bohemia   Progressive PRO-7001   1985

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; George Wallington, piano, leader; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, September 9, 1955

Snakes
Minor March
Jay Mac's Crib
The Peck
Bohemia After Dark
Johnny One Note
Sweet Blanche
The Peck

Various Artists - Montage   Savoy MG 12029   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers as Dave Chambers, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 29, 1955

69039If I Love Again

Byrd's Word   Savoy MG-12032   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers as Dave Chambers, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 29, 1955

69040Gotcha Goin' N Comin'
69041Winterset
69042Long Green
69043Stareyes
69044Someone To Watch Over Me

** also released on Donald Byrd - Long Green: The Savoy Sessions, Savoy SJL 1101 in 1976.

Presenting... Jackie McLean - The New Tradition   Ad Lib ADL 6601   1955

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Douglas Watkins, bass; Ronald Tucker, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1955

11053It's You Or No One
11054Blue Doll
11055Mood Malody
11056The Way You Look Tonight
11057Little Melonae

** also released on The Jackie McLean Quintet, Jubilee JLP 1064 in 1958, JGM 1064 in 1959. and on Jackie McLean Quintet, Josie Jazz Series JJM-3503 in 1962, JJS-3503 in 1962.
** part of Jackie McLean Sextet - Echoes Of An Era: Tune Up, Roulette RE-129 in 1976.

Hank Jones Quartet-Quintet   Savoy MG 12037   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Eddie Jones, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; and introducing Matty Dice, trumpet #3,5.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 1, 1955

1. 69058Summer's Gone
2. 69059Don't Blame Me
3. 69060An Evening At Papa Joe's
4. 69061Almost Like Being In Love
5. 69062And Then Some

Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke - The Trio With Guests, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor   Savoy MG-12053   1956

Hank Jones, piano; Kenny Clarke, drums; with Donald Byrd, Matty Dice, trumpet; Eddie Jones, bass.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 1, 1955

69063Hank's Pranks

** also released on The Hank Jones Trio With Guests... - Bluebird, Savoy MG-12053 (later) in 1973. and on Hank Jones - Bluebird, Savoy Jazz SJL 1193 in 1989.

Various Artists - Top Brass Featuring 5 Trumpets   Savoy MG 12044   1956

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Idrees Sulieman, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Ernie Wilkins, conductor, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 8, 1955

69064Top Brass
69065Trick Or Treat
6906658 Market Street
69067Speedway
69069Dot's What
69070Willow Weep For Me
69071Imagination
69072It Might As Well Be Spring
69073The Nearness Of You
69074Taking A Chance On Love

** part of Arranged & Conducted By Ernie Wilkins - The Trumpet Album, Savoy SJL 2237 in 1979.

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View   Transition trlp J-4   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Joe Gordon, trumpet #1,2,4; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #1,3-5; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955

1.Doug's Blues
2.El Sinoa
3.Everything Happens To Me
4.Hank's Tune
5.Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)

** also released on Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123 in 1979.

Various Artists - Jazz In Transition   Transition trlp 30   1956

Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon, trumpet; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955

Crazy Rhythm

** also released on Transition (J) GXF-3126 in 1979.

1956

George Wallington Quintet - Jazz For The Carriage Trade   Prestige PRLP 7032   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1956

844Our Delight
845Foster Dulles
846Our Love Is Here To Stay
847But George
848Together We Wail
849What's New?

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1704 in 1985, OJCCD-1704-2 in 1991.
** part of Our Delight, Prestige P-24093 in 1980.

The Jackie McLean Quintet With Donald Byrd And Elmo Hope - Lights Out!   Prestige PRLP 7035   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1956

850A Foggy Day
851Kerplunk
852Up
853Lorraine
854Inding
855Lights Out

** also released on Jackie McLean - Lights Out, New Jazz NJLP 8263 in 1962. and on Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Elmo Hope, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor - Lights Out!, Prestige PRST 7757 in 1970. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-426 in 1990, OJCCD-426-2 in 1990.
** part of Jackie McLean - Contour, Prestige P-24076 in 1977.

The Jazz Message Of   Savoy MG 12064   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John La Porta, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1956

69134Budo
69135I Married An Angel
69136The Jazz Message (Freedom For All)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Ronnie Ball, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 8, 1956

69143There'll Never Be Another You
69144Cattin'
69145Madeline
69146When I Fall In Love

Klook's Clique   Savoy MG 12065   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John La Porta, alto sax; Ronnie Ball, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums, leader.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 6, 1956

69137Will Wail
69138Volcano
69139La Porta-Thority
69140I Hear A Rhapsody
69141Yesterdays
69142Play, Fiddle, Play

Various Artists - Creed Taylor Presents Know Your Jazz   ABC-Paramount ABC-115   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Billy Taylor, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 13, 1956

5144Stella By Starlight

The Jazz Messengers   Columbia CL 897   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, April 5, 1956

CO55744It's You Or No One
CO55745The End Of A Love Affair
CO55746Nica's Dream
CO55747Infra-Rae
CO55748Carol's Interlude

same personnel.

NYC, May 4, 1956

CO56026Ecaroh
CO56027Hank's Symphony

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally   Columbia FC 38036

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, April 5, 1956

Late Show
Ill Wind

same personnel.

NYC, May 4, 1956

Weird-O
Carol's Interlude (alternate take)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, trumpet, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, June 25, 1956

CO56232Lil 'T
CO56233-1The New Message

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocal.

NYC, May 3, 1956

CO56022Taking A Chance On Love
CO56023That Old Black Magic
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
CO56025I Cried For You

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocal.

NYC, June 25, 1956

CO56230My One And Only Love
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year

** also released on The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys, Columbia CL 903 in 1956.

Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill   Transition trlp 17   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ray Santisi, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Jimmy Zitano, drums.

Steve Fassett's home, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, May 7, 1956

Little Rock Getaway
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
People Will Say We're In Love
If I Love Again
What's New
Stella By Starlight

** also released on Transition (J) LNJ-70109, (J) GXF-3124 in 1979.

Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz   Prestige PRLP 7043   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956

884Weeja
885Polka Dots And Moonbeams
886On It
887Avalon

** also released on Hank Mobley, John Coltrane - Two Tenors, Prestige PRLP 7043 (later) in 1957+. and on John Coltrane & Hank Mobley - Two Tenors, Prestige PR 7043 in 1964. and on John Coltrane With Hank Mobley - 2 Tenors, Prestige PRST 7670 in 1969.
** part of The All-Star Sessions, Milestone M-47037 in 1976, MCD-47037-2 in 1989.

Phil Woods Septet - Pairing Off   Prestige PRLP 7046   1956

Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Gene Quill, Phil Woods, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956

914The Stanley Stomper
915Cool Aid
916Pairing Off
917Suddenly It's Spring

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-092 in 1984, OJCCD-092-2 in 1991.
** part of Altology, Prestige P-24065 in 1976.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite   Legacy CK 93637   2005

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, trumpet, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, June 25, 1956

CO56233-3The New Message

** originally released on Columbia CL 1002 in 1957 + 3 bonus tracks.

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6   Prestige PRLP 7048   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 1956

930Contour

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #2; Mal Waldron, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956

1. 932Abstraction
2. 933Confirmation

** also released on 4, 5 & 6, New Jazz NJLP 8279 in 1963. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-056 in 1983, OJCCD-056-2 in 1991.
** part of Contour, Prestige P-24076 in 1977.

Gene Ammons All Stars - Hi Fi Jam Session   Prestige PRLP 7060   1956

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 1956

940Jammin' With Gene
941We'll Be Together Again
942Not Really The Blues

** also released on Not Really The Blues, Prestige PRLP 7060 (later) in 1961+. and on Gene Ammons - Jammin' With Gene (Vol. 2 Of The Gene Ammons Jam Sessions), Prestige PRST 7781 in 1970. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-211 in 1986, OJCCD-211-2 in 1991.

Horace Silver - Silver's Blue   Epic LN 3326

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, July 17, 1956

CO56824I'll Know
CO56825Silver's Blue

same personnel.

NYC, July 18, 1956

CO56826The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
CO56827Hank's Tune

Mobleys Message   Prestige PRLP 7061   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums; guest: Jackie McLean, alto sax #3.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956

1. 934Bouncing With Bud
2. 93552nd Street Theme
3. 936Au Privave
4. 937Minor Disturbance
5. 939Alternating Current

** also released on Hank Mobley/Donald Byrd/Jackie McLean/Barry Harris - 52nd St. Theme, Status ST 8311 in 1965. and on Hank Mobley's Message, Prestige PRST 7661 in 1969.
** part of Hank Mobley - Messages, Prestige P-24063 in 1976.

Jazz Message #2   Savoy MG 12092   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 23, 1956

69253B. For B.B.
69254Space Flight
69255Blues Number Two

** also released on Hank Mobley With Kenny Clarke - Hard Bop, Savoy SJL 1125 in 1979.

Farmer/Byrd - 2 Trumpets   Prestige PRLP 7062   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Art Farmer, trumpet #1,2,4; Jackie McLean, alto sax #1,2,4; Barry Harris, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956

1. 950The Third
2. 951Contour
3. 953'Round Midnight
4. 954Dig

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-018 in 1982, OJCCD-018-2 in 1992.
** part of Art Farmer & Donald Byrd - Trumpets All Out, Prestige PR 7344 in 1964, PRST 7344 in 1964. and of Donald Byrd - House Of Byrd, Prestige P-24066 in 1976.

Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims Of Chambers   Blue Note BLP 1534   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax #1-4; Horace Silver, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 21, 1956

1. tk.3We Six
2. tk.5Omicron
3. tk.9Nita
4. tk.11Just For The Love
5. tk.13Dear Ann

** also released on Blue Note BST 81534 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7243 8 37647 2 3 in 1996, (It) 7243 4 89872 2 8 in 1996?.

Woods/Byrd - The Young Bloods   Prestige LP 7080   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 2, 1956

1007Once More
1008House Of Chan
1009In Walked George
1010Lover Man
1011Dewey Square
1012Dupeltook

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1732 in 1989, OJCCD-1732-2 in 1989.
** part of Donald Byrd - House Of Byrd, Prestige P-24066 in 1976.

Horace Silver Quintet - 6 Pieces Of Silver   Blue Note BLP 1539   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956

tk.3Enchantment
tk.7Virgo
tk.12Senor Blues
tk.14Camouflage
tk.15Cool Eyes

** also released on Blue Note BST 81539 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81539 2 in 1988.

Horace Silver - Sterling Silver   Blue Note BN-LA945-H   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956

tk.11Senor Blues (45 version)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Eugene Taylor, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Bill Henderson, vocal #2.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1958

1. tk.9Tippin'
2. tk.11Senor Blues (vocal version)

Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan   Blue Note BLP 1540   1957

Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 25, 1956

tk.2Double Whammy
tk.3Barrel Of Funk
tk.6Mobleymania (aka B For B.B.)
tk.7Touch And Go

** part of The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions, Mosaic MQ10-181 in 1998, MD6-181 in 1998.

The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions   Mosaic MQ10-181   1998

Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 25, 1956

tk.4Barrel Of Funk (alternate take)

** also released on Mosaic MD6-181 in 1998.
** same as Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan, Blue Note BLP 1540 in 1957 + Hank Mobley And His All Stars, BLP 1544 in 1957 + Hank Mobley Quintet, BLP 1550 in 1957 + Hank, BLP 1560 in 1957 + Hank Mobley, BLP 1568 in 1958 + Poppin', (J) GXF-3066 in 1980 + Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark, (J) BNJ-61006 in 1984 + 20 bonus tracks.

Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large   Transition trlp 20   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #1,2,4,5; Duke Jordan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar #1,2,4,5; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

probably NYC, December 8, 1956

1.Phil T. McNasty's Blues
2.More Of The Same
3.Panonica
4.Return To Paradise
5.Phinupi

** also released on Transition (J) LNJ-70088 in 1976, (J) GXF-3122 in 1979.

Sonny Rollins (Vol. 1)   Blue Note BLP 1542   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956

tk.1Decision
tk.2Plain Jane
tk.5Sonnysphere
tk.6How Are Things In Glocca Morra
tk.8Bluesnote

** also released on Blue Note BST 81542 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81542 2 in 1988.

Donald Byrd, Jerome Richardson, Kenny Burrell, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor - All Night Long   Prestige PRLP 7073   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jerome Richardson, flute, tenor sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 28, 1956

1044Flickers
1045Boo-Lu
1046Lil' Hankie
1048All Night Long

** also released on Kenny Burrell - All Night Long, Prestige PRLP 7289 in 1964, PRST 7289 in 1964. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-427 in 1990, OJCCD-427-2 in 1990.
** part of Kenny Burrell - All Day Long & All Night Long, Prestige PRST-24025 in 1973.

Donald Byrd-Kenny Burrell-Frank Foster-Hank Mobley-Mal Waldron-Curtis Fuller-Paul Quinichette-Hank Jones - Body & Soul   Status ST 8317   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jerome Richardson, flute, tenor sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 28, 1956

1047Body And Soul
-Tune Up

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 4, 1957

1049C.P.W.

1957

Frank Foster, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor - All Day Long   Prestige PRLP 7081   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 4, 1957

1050Slim Jim
1051Say Listen
1052A.T.
1053All Day Long

** also released on Kenny Burrell - All Day Long, Prestige PRLP 7277 in 1963, PRST 7277 in 1963. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-456 in 1990, OJCCD-456-2 in 1990.
** part of Kenny Burrell - All Day Long & All Night Long, Prestige PRST-24025 in 1973.

Don Byrd-Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab   Columbia CL 998   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Wade Legge, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, January 13, 1957

CO56457I Remember Clifford
CO56458Little Niles

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, February 4, 1957

CO57304Nica's Tempo
CO57306Speculation

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, February 5, 1957

CO57307Over The Rainbow
CO57308Sans Souci

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, March 13, 1957

CO57309Blue Concept

Gil Melle Quartet - Gil's Guests   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1753-2   1990

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Edmund Thigpen, drums; + Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; / Gil Melle, baritone sax; Vinnie Burke, bass; Edmund Thigpen, drums; + Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; maybe Seldon Powell or possibly Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Teddy Charles, vibes.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1957

1058Funk For Star People
1059Golden Age
1060Herbie

** originally released on Prestige PRLP 7063 in 1956 + 3 bonus tracks.

Farmer/Byrd/Sulieman - Three Trumpets   Prestige PRLP 7092   1957

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Hod O'Brien, piano; Addison Farmer, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 26, 1957

1066Palm Court Alley
1067Who's Who
1068Diffusion Of Beauty
1069Forty Quarters
1070You Gotta Dig It To Dig It

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1801-2 in 1992.
** part of Art Farmer & Donald Byrd - Trumpets All Out, Prestige PR 7344 in 1964, PRST 7344 in 1964.

Lou Donaldson - Wailing With Lou   Blue Note BLP 1545   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Herman Foster, piano; Peck Morrison, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1957

tk.4That Good Old Feeling
tk.6Caravan
tk.7L.D. Blues
tk.9Old Folks
tk.10There Is No Greater Love
tk.12Move It

** part of The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957-60, Mosaic MD6-215 in 2002.

The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957-60   Mosaic MD6-215   2002

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Herman Foster, piano; Peck Morrison, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1957

tk.11L.D. Blues (fast version)
tk.15Stella By Starlight

** same as Wailing With Lou, Blue Note BLP 1545 in 1957 + Lou Donaldson Quintet - Swing And Soul, BLP 1566 in 1957 + Lou Takes Off, BLP 1591 in 1958 + Blues Walk, BLP 1593 in 1958 + Lou Donaldson With The 3 Sounds - LD + 3, BLP 4012 in 1959 + The Time Is Right, BLP 4025 in 1960 + Sunny Side Up, BLP 4036 in 1960 + Light-Foot, BLP 4053 in 1961 + Gravy Train, BLP 4079 in 1962 + Midnight Sun, LT-1028 in 1980 + 10 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Jazz Omnibus   Columbia CL 1020   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, February 4, 1957

CO57305Smoke Signal

A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume One   Blue Note BLP 1547   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957

tk.3Falling In Love With Love
tk.5Funk's Oats

** also released on Blue Note BST 81547 (pseudo stereo).
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume Two   Blue Note BLP 1548   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957

tk.8Groovy Date
tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

** also released on Blue Note BST 81548 (pseudo stereo) in 1966.
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

Taylor's Wailers   Prestige LP 7117   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 25, 1957

1106Exhibit A
1107Cubano Chant
1108Well You Needn't
1109Batland
1110Off Minor

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-094 in 1984, OJCCD-094-2 in 1992.
** part of Charlie Rouse, Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Ray Bryant, Frank Foster, Arthur Taylor - Hard Cookin', Prestige PR 7342 in 1964, PRST 7342 in 1964.

Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet   Riverside RLP 12-229   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Wade Legge, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 27, and March 7, 1957

Love For Sale
Geraldine
Minority
Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Straight Ahead
Wake Up!

** also released on Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - Jazz Lab, Jazzland JLP 1 in 1960, JLP 901 in 1960+. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1774 in 1991, OJCCD-1774-2 in 1991.
** part of Donald Byrd - Young Byrd, Milestone M-47044 in 1977.

George Wallington|Phil Woods|Donald Byrd - The New York Scene   New Jazz NJLP 8207   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Nick Stabulas, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 1, 1957

1112In Salah
1113Up Tohickon Creek
1115Indian Summer
1116'Dis Mornin'
1117Sol's Ollie

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1805-2 in 1992.
** part of Geo. Wallington, Phil Woods, Donald Byrd, Red Garland - Modern Jazz Survey 1 / New York Jazz, Prestige PRES 16-5 in 1957.

American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir   Savoy MG-12104   1957

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax, bass clarinet; Bobby Jaspar, tenor sax, flute; Jay Cameron, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Eddie Costa, vibes; George Duvivier, bass; Bob Donaldson, drums; Andre Hodeir, composer, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 5, 1957

SAH6974Cross Criss
SAH6975Paraphrase
SAH6976Esquisse I
SAH6977On A Blues

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March, 1957

SAH6983Esquisse II
SAH6984On A Riff
SAH6985On A Standard

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax, bass clarinet; Bobby Jaspar, tenor sax, flute; Jay Cameron, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Eddie Costa, vibes; George Duvivier, bass; Bob Donaldson, drums; Annie Ross, voice obligatto #2; Andre Hodeir, composer, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 4, 1957

1. SAH6999Paradoxe II
2. SAH7000The Alphabet

** also released on Composed, Arranged & Conducted By Andre Hodeir - Essais, Savoy Jazz SJL 1194 in 1987.

Billy Ver Planck And His Orchestra - Dancing Jazz   Savoy MG-12101   1957

Don Byrd, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Bobby Jaspar, tenor sax; Jay Cameron, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, vibes; George Duvivier, bass; Bob Donaldson, drums; Billy Ver Planck, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 5, 1957

SAH6978Make Up Your Mind

Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney With Byrd, McLean, Waldron, Watkins, Taylor - 2 Guitars   Prestige PRLP 7119   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney, guitar; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 5, 1957

1118Dead Heat
1119Blue Duke
1120Pivot
1121This Way
1122Little Melonae

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-216 in 1986, OJCCD-216-2 in 1992.

Kenny Drew Quintet/Quartet - This Is New   Riverside RLP 12-236   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; G.T. Hogan, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 28, 1957

This Is New
Carol
It's You Or No One

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; G.T. Hogan, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 3, 1957

You're My Thrill
Little T
Paul's Pal
Why Do I Love You?

** also released on Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew - Hard Bop, Jazzland JLP 6 in 1960. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-483 in 1990, OJCCD-483-2 in 1990.

Hank Mobley - Hank   Blue Note BLP 1560   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Jenkins, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 21, 1957

tk.2Easy To Love
tk.3Fit For A Hanker
tk.4Hi Groove, Low Feedback
tk.7Time After Time
tk.9Dance Of The Infidels

** part of The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions, Mosaic MQ10-181 in 1998, MD6-181 in 1998.

Paul Chambers Quintet   Blue Note BLP 1564   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957

tk.3Four Strings
tk.8Minor Run-Down
tk.9Beauteous
tk.12What's New
tk.15The Hand Of Love

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52441 2 4 in 1996.

Paul Chambers Quintet   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52441 2 4   1996

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957

tk.4Four Strings (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1564 in 1958 + 1 bonus track.

The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport   Verve MGV-8238   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, afternoon, July 5, 1957

Splittin' (Ray's Ways)
Batland
Love For Sale

** also released on The Cecil Taylor Quartet, The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory Quintet - Modern Jazz, ARS G-437 in 1950s.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, July 30, 1957

H4JB5811-3Exhibit A
H4JB5812-3Ergo The Blues

same personnel.

NYC, July 31, 1957

H4JB5813-3Capri
H4JB5814-4Splittin'

same personnel.

NYC, August 1, 1957

H4JB5815-8Passade
H4JB5816-3Byrd In Hand

** also released on RCA (J) RGP 1163; Vik LX-1138 in 1958; RCA (F) PL 43698.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, July 30, 1957

H4JB5812-2Ergo The Blues

** originally released on RCA (J) RCA 6015 + 1 bonus track.

Gigi Gryce, Donald Byrd - Jazz Lab   Jubilee JLP 1059

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

NYC, August 9, 1957

JB931Blue Lights
JB932Isn't It Romantic
JB933Onion Head
JB934Bangoon
JB935Imagination
JB936Xtacy
JB937Bat Land

** also released on Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd, Josie Jazz Series JJM-3500 in 1962. and on Donald Byrd And Gigi Gryce - Xtacy, Trip Jazz TLP-5016 in 1974.

Don Byrd-Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet With Jackie Paris - Modern Jazz Perspective   Columbia CL 1058   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, August 30, 1957

CO59677Satellite
CO59678An Evening In Casablanca
CO59679Social Call

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Jackie Paris, vocal, banjo #1,2.

NYC, September 3, 1957

1. CO59684Early Morning Blues / Now Don't You Know
2. CO59685Early Bird
3. CO59686Elgy

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

NYC, September 5, 1957

CO59690Stablemates
CO59691Steppin' Out

** also released on Various Artists - Modern Jazz Perspective, Columbia PC 36810 in 1980.

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib   Blue Note BLP 1576   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1957

tk.2News For Lulu
tk.3Sonny's Crib
tk.7/6Speak Low
tk.10/9With A Song In My Heart
tk.12Come Rain Or Come Shine

** also released on Blue Note BST 81576 in 1970, CDP 7 46819 2 in 1987.

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib   Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2   1987

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1957

tk.4Sonny's Crib (alternate take)
tk.6Speak Low (alternate take)
tk.9With A Song In My Heart (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1576 in 1958 + 3 bonus tracks.

John Jenkins - Jazz Eyes   Regent RMG 6056   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Jenkins, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 10, 1957

70118Rockaway
70119Orpheus
70120Honeylike
70122Star Eyes

** also released on Savoy MG 12201 in early 1970s. and on Donald Byrd, John Jenkins - Star Eyes, Savoy SJL 1114 in 1978.

Donald Byrd, John Jenkins - Star Eyes   Savoy SJL 1114   1978

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Jenkins, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 10, 1957

70121Darn That Dream

** originally released on John Jenkins - Jazz Eyes, Regent RMG 6056 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over   Savoy MG-12123   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Henry Coker, trombone; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Ronnel Bright, piano; Eddie Jones, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 13, 1957

70135M.C.

Frank Foster And Frank Wess - 2 Franks Please   Savoy SJL 2249   1980

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Henry Coker, trombone; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Ronnel Bright, piano; Eddie Jones, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 13, 1957

70136La Jolie
70137Southside

Various Artists - Winner's Circle   Bethlehem BCP-6024   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Gene Quill, alto sax #1,4; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Al Cohn, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, piano; Freddie Green, guitar #1; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums #1; Ed Thigpen, drums #2-4.

NYC, October, 1957

1.Not So Sleepy
2.Love And The Weather
3.Turtle Walk
4.If I'm Lucky

** also released on John Coltrane In The Winners Circle, Bethlehem BCP-6066 in 1963.

Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival   Jazztone (Eu) J-1245   1950s

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Gene Quill, alto sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Al Cohn, baritone sax; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

NYC, October, 1957

Strictly Instrumental

** also released on Festival Du Jazz Moderne, Guilde Du Jazz (F) J.1245 in 1950s.

The George Wallington Quintet - Jazz At Hotchkiss   Savoy MG 12122   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; George Wallington, piano; Knobby Totah, bass; Nick Stabulas, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1957

Dance Of The Infidels
Strange Music
Before Dawn
Ow
'S Make 'T

** also released on George Wallington Quintet - Dance Of The Infidels, Savoy SJL 1122 in 1979.

The Red Garland Quintet - All Mornin' Long   Prestige PRLP 7130   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; George Joyner, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957

1392Our Delight
1393They Can't Take That Away From Me
1401All Mornin' Long

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-293 in 1987, OJCCD-293-2 in 1987.
** part of The Red Garland Quintet - Jazz Junction, Prestige PRST-24023 in 1973.

The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - Soul Junction   Prestige PRLP 7181   1960

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; George Joyner, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957

1394Woody'n You
1395I've Got It Bad
1397Soul Junction
1399Birk's Works
1400Hallelujah

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-481 in 1990, OJCCD-481-2 in 1990.
** part of The Red Garland Quintet - Jazz Junction, Prestige PRST-24023 in 1973.

The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane - High Pressure   Prestige PRLP 7209   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; George Joyner, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957

1396Undecided
1398What Is There To Say

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 13, 1957

1406Solitude
1407Two Bass Hit
1408Soft Winds

** also released on New Jazz NJLP 8325 in 1965; Original Jazz Classics OJC-349 in 1989, OJCCD-349-2 in 1989.
** part of Red Garland - Saying Something, Prestige P-24090 in 1979.

The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane - Dig It!   Prestige PRLP 7229   1962

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; George Joyner, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 13, 1957

1405Billie's Bounce
1409Lazy Mae

** also released on Prestige PRST 7229 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-392 in 1989, OJCCD-392-2 in 1989.

Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off   Blue Note BLP 1591   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Sonny Clark, piano; George Joyner, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1957

tk.4Groovin' High
tk.5Strollin' In
tk.6Sputnik
tk.8Dewey Square

** part of The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957-60, Mosaic MD6-215 in 2002.

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years   Bethlehem 20-50012   1994

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, trombone; Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Al Cohn, John Coltrane, tenor sax; Bill Slapin, baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, December, 1957

Oasis (take 4)
Midriff (take 1)
Midriff (take 2)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 1)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 2)
The Outer World (take 2)
The Outer World (take 5)
El Toro Valiente (take 1)
Ain't Life Grand (take 2)
Ain't Life Grand (take 5)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Pristine (take 2)
Pristine (take 6)
Pristine (take 8)
Tippin' (take 1)
Tippin' (take 3)

Art Blakey Big Band   Bethlehem BCP-6027   1958

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, trombone; Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Al Cohn, John Coltrane, tenor sax; Bill Slapin, baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, December, 1957

Midriff
The Kiss Of No Return
The Outer World
El Toro Valiente
Ain't Life Grand
Last Date

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Pristine
Tippin'

1958

John Coltrane - Lush Life   Prestige PRLP 7188   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958

1434Lush Life

** also released on Prestige PRST 7581 in 1968; Original Jazz Classics OJC-131 in 1984, OJCCD-131-2 in 1987.
** part of ...More Lasting Than Bronze, Prestige PRST-24014 in 1972.

John Coltrane - The Believer   Prestige PRLP-7292   1964

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958

1435The Believer
1436Nakatini Serenade

** also released on Prestige PRST 7292 in 1964; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-876-2 in 1996.
** part of Black Pearls, Prestige P-24037 in 1974.

John Coltrane - The Last Trane   Prestige PR 7378   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10, 1958

1437Come Rain Or Come Shine
1438Lover

** also released on Prestige PRST 7378 in 1965; Original Jazz Classics OJC-394 in 1989, OJCCD-394-2 in 1989.
** part of Rain Or Shine, Prestige P-24094 in 1980.

Johnny Griffin Sextet   Riverside RLP 12-264   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958

Stix' Trix
What's New?
Johnny G.G.
Catharsis

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1827-2 in 1994.

Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot   Milestone M-9124   1984

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958

Coming On The Hudson

Manny Albam - Jazz New York   Dot DLP 9004

Donald Byrd, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Jim Dahl, Tom Mitchell, trombone; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Gene Quill, alto sax; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Dick Katz, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Manny Albam, arranger, conductor.

NYC, April 8, 1958

Thruway
The Nether Regions

** also released on Dot DLP 29004.

Pepper Adams Quintet - 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot   Riverside RLP 12-265   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, April 15, 1958

'Tis (theme)
The Long Two/Four
Hastings Street Bounce
Yourna

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-031 in 1982, OJCCD-031-2 in 1993.
** part of Donald Byrd - Young Byrd, Milestone M-47044 in 1977.

John Coltrane - Black Pearls   Prestige PR 7316   1964

Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 23, 1958

1513Black Pearls
1514Lover Come Back To Me
1515Sweet Saphire Blues

** also released on Prestige PRST 7316 in 1964; Original Jazz Classics OJC-352 in 1989, OJCCD-352-2 in 1989.
** part of Prestige P-24037 in 1974.

Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz   Columbia CL 1250   1959

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Teo Macero, baritone sax; Don Elliott, vibes; Nat Pierce, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Michel Legrand, arranger, conductor.

NYC, June 27, 1958

Stompin' At The Savoy
A Night In Tunisia
In A Mist

** also released on Columbia CS 8079 in 1959.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Hans Hammerschmid, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Radio WDR Studios, Baden-Baden, West Germany, July 7, 1958

Fontessa

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity   Blue Note BLP 4006   1959

Donald Byrd, Dizzy Reece, trumpet; Tubby Hayes, tenor sax; Terry Shannon, piano; Lloyd Thompson, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Tony Hall, producer.

Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958

1007Close-Up
1008Shepherd's Serenade

** also released on Blue Note B1-32093 in 1995, CDP 7243 8 32093 2 3 in 1995.

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32093 2 3   1995

Donald Byrd, Dizzy Reece, trumpet; Tubby Hayes, tenor sax; Terry Shannon, piano; Lloyd Thompson, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Tony Hall, producer.: same session.

Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958

1003Just A Penny
1006Eboo

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4006 in 1959 + 2 bonus tracks.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

L'Olympia, Paris, France, October 22, 1958

Dear Old Stockholm
Paul's Pal
Flute Blues
Ray's Idea
Blues Walk

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

L'Olympia, Paris, France, October 22, 1958

Salt Peanuts I
Parisian Thoroughfare
Stardust
52nd Street Theme
At This Time
Formidable
Two Bass Hit
Salt Peanuts II

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same personnel.

Au Chat, Paris, France, October 29, 1958

All The Things You Are
It Might As Well Be Spring
Parisian Thoroughfare
My Funny Valentine
Off Minor
Well, You Needn't
Salt Peanuts
Down
All The Time
Stella By Starlight
Street Theme
Baby Let Me Do It

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 4004   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Art Blakey, drums, chant; Philly Joe Jones, drums, chant, vocal; Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente, bongos, congas; Fred Pagani, timbales; Andy Delannoy, maracas; Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed, chant.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958

tk.3The Feast
tk.7Mirage

** also released on Blue Note BST 84004 in 1966.

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 4005   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Art Blakey, drums, chant; Philly Joe Jones, drums, chant, vocal; Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente, bongos, congas; Fred Pagani, timbales; Andy Delannoy, maracas; Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed, chant.: same session.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958

tk.4Reflection
tk.8Swingin' Kilts

** also released on Blue Note BST 84005 in 1966.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Don Butterfield, tuba; Phil Woods, alto sax; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Sol Schlinger, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Don Lamond, drums; Jim Timmens, arranger, conductor.

NYC, late 1958

A50129Here's A How-Dee-Do

** also released on Warner Bros. WS 1281.

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

Donald Byrd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Hal McKusick, clarinet, alto sax; Al Klink, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Doug Allen, vibes, marimba; Buddy Weed, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Nick Stabulas, drums; Jim Timmens, arranger, conductor.

NYC, December 18, 1958

A50121When I Was A Lad
A50123I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore
A50126Farewell, My Own
A50127Tit Willow

Donald Byrd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Walt Levinsky, clarinet, alto sax; Al Klink, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Joe Venuto, vibes, marimba; Tony Aless, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Don Lamond, drums; Jim Timmens, arranger, conductor.

NYC, December 22, 1958

A50117We Sail The Ocean Blue
A50118With Catlike Tread Upon Our Prey We Steal
A50119A Wandering Minstrel
A50122I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General

Donald Byrd, Nick Travis, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone; Walt Levinsky, clarinet, alto sax; Al Klink, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Joe Venuto, vibes, marimba; Buddy Weed, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Johnny Cresci, drums; Jim Timmens, arranger, conductor.

NYC, December 29, 1958

A50120The Flowers That Bloom In Spring
A50124Little Buttercup
A50125Poor Wandering One
A50128Three Little Maids From School

** also released on Warner Bros. WS 1278.

Donald Byrd - Off To The Races   Blue Note BLP 4007   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax #1,2,4-6; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1,2,4-6; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 21, 1958

1. tk.3Sudwest Funk
2. tk.4Lover Come Back To Me
3. tk.6When Your Lover Has Gone
4. tk.8Off To The Races (aka The Long Two/Four)
5. tk.10Paul's Pal
6. tk.12Down Tempo

** also released on Blue Note BST 84007 in 1966.

1959

Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag   Blue Note BLP 4051   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sonny Clark, piano #2,3; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959

1. tk.3Quadrangle
2. tk.8Blues Inn
3. tk.10Fidel

** also released on Blue Note BST 84051 in 1970, CDP 7 46142 2 in 1987.

Mundell Lowe And His All Stars - TV Action Jazz!   RCA Camden CAL-522   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Herbie Mann, flute, tenor sax; Tony Scott, clarinet, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, piano, vibes; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Don Payne, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums.

Webster Hall, NYC, February 3, 4 and 5, 1959

Peter Gunn
Riff Blues (From The Mickey Spillane - Mike Hammer TV Series)
Perry Mason Theme
77 Sunset Strip
M-Squad
The Thin Man
This Is The Naked City (From The TV Series "The Naked City")
Fall Out! (From "Peter Gunn")

** also released on RCA Camden CAS-522.

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall   Riverside RLP 12-300   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Robert Northern, French horn; Jay McAllister, tuba; Phil Woods, alto sax; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Thelonious Monk, composer; Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, arranger.

Town Hall, NYC, February 28, 1959

Thelonious
Friday The 13th
Monk's Mood
Little Rootie Tootie
Off Minor
Crepescule With Nellie

** also released on Riverside RLP 1138 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJC-135 in 1984.
** part of In Person, Milestone M-47033 in 1976.

Thelonious Monk - Evidence   Milestone M-9115   1983

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Robert Northern, French horn; Jay McAllister, tuba; Phil Woods, alto sax; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Thelonious Monk, composer; Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, arranger.: same session.

Town Hall, NYC, February 28, 1959

Thelonious (complete version)

Thelonious Monk - In Person   Milestone M-47033   1976

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Robert Northern, French horn; Jay McAllister, tuba; Phil Woods, alto sax; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Thelonious Monk, composer; Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, arranger.: same session.

Town Hall, NYC, February 28, 1959

Little Rootie Tootie (encore)

** same as The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall, Riverside RLP 12-300 in 1959 + Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk, RLP 12-323 in 1960 + 1 bonus track.

Chris Connor Sings Ballads Of The Sad Cafe   Atlantic LP 1307   1959

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, vocal; Ralph Sharon, arranger, conductor.

NYC, March 19, 1959

3411Ballad Of The Sad Cafe
3413Lilac Wine

** also released on Atlantic SD 1307 in 1959.

Sonny Clark - My Conception   Blue Note (J) GXF-3056   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959

tk.4Blues Blue
tk.7Royal Flush
tk.9Junka
tk.11Minor Meeting
tk.12My Conception
tk.16Some Clark Bars

** also released on Blue Note (J) GXK-8158 in 1980.

Manny Albam, Teddy Charles, William Russo, Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue   Columbia CL 1388   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Frank Socolow, tenor sax; Teddy Charles, vibes; Mal Waldron, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums; Bill Russo, arranger, conductor.

NYC, April 30, 1959

CO63146East Hampton Blues
CO63147Davenport Blues

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Frank Socolow, tenor sax; Teddy Charles, vibes, arranger, conductor; Mal Waldron, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums.

CO63148Swinging Goatsherd Blues
CO63149Blues In The Night

** also released on Columbia CS 8183 in 1959.

Jackie McLean - Vertigo   Blue Note LT-1085   1980

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1959

tk.5Formidable

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 11, 1963

tk.2Vertigo
tk.6Dusty Foot
tk.9Marney
tk.14Yams
tk.17Cheers

** also released on Blue Note (J) TOCJ-50297 in 2012.

Jackie McLean - New Soil   Blue Note BLP 4013   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1959

tk.6Greasy
tk.8Sweet Cakes
tk.10Davis Cup
tk.13Minor Apprehension
tk.14Hip Strut

** also released on Blue Note BST 84013 in 1959, CDP 7 84013 2 in 1988.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand   Blue Note BLP 4019   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1959

tk.1Here Am I
tk.2Witchcraft
tk.3The Injuns
tk.7Devil Whip
tk.10Bronze Dance
tk.16Clarion Calls

** also released on Blue Note BST 84019, CDP 7 84019 2 in 1988.

Donald Byrd, Clare Fischer - September Afternoon   Discovery DS-869   1983

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julius Baker, flute; Romeo Penque, clarinet; Harry Lookofsky, violin; Clare Fischer, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, circa May-June, 1959

Stardust
Indian Summer
I'm A Fool To Want You
Someday My Prince Will Come
Moon Mist
I Get Along Without You Very Well
The Touch Of Your Lips
Lazy Afternoon
Varmeland
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
September Afternoon
Dearly Beloved

Walter Davis Jr. - Davis Cup   Blue Note BLP 4018   1960

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 2, 1959

tk.6Minor Mind
tk.14'S Make It
tk.17Loodle-Lot
tk.21Millie's Delight
tk.23Rhumba Nhumba
tk.24Sweetness

** also released on Blue Note BST 84018, B1-32098 in 1995, CDP 7243 8 32098 2 8 in 1995.

Donald Byrd - Fuego   Blue Note BLP 4026   1960

Donald Byrd, pocket trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 1959

tk.3Lament
tk.8Amen
tk.14Fuego
tk.15Low Life
tk.17Bup A Loup
tk.18Funky Mama

** also released on Blue Note BST 84026 in 1961, CDP 7 46534 2 in 1987.

1960

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight   Blue Note BLP 4048   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960

tk.8Gate City

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960

tk.17Ghana
tk.18Lex

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax #2,3; Duke Pearson, piano; Reginald Workman, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 10, 1960

1. tk.6Little Boy Blue
2. tk.14"Bo"
3. tk.16My Girl Shirl

** also released on Blue Note BST 84048, CDP 7243 8 52435 2 3 in 1996.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52435 2 3   1996

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960

tk.6Soulful Kiddy

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960

tk.14Child Play
tk.21Carol

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4048 in 1961 + 3 bonus tracks.

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

Marcus Belgrave, Donald Byrd, Booker Little, trumpet; Mal Waldron, piano; Addison Farmer, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums; Armando Peraza, congas.

NYC, spring 1960

Chasing The Bird
Wee Tina
Call To Arms

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; 'Philly' Joe Jones, drums; Earl Zindars, tympani.

Quiet Temple
Ping Pong Beer
Prophecy

** also released on Warwick W 5003 ST.

Donald Byrd, Booker Little - The Third World   TCB LP 1004   1970?

Marcus Belgrave, Donald Byrd, Booker Little, trumpet; Mal Waldron, piano; Addison Farmer, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums; Armando Peraza as Armando Perazo, congas; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.

NYC, spring 1960

Chasing The Bird
Call To Arms
Wee Tina

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums; Earl Zindars, tympani; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.

Prophecy
Ping Pong Beer (as Ping Pong)
Quiet Temple

Bunky Green - My Babe   Exodus EX-6001   1966

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bunky Green, alto sax; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

Chicago, IL, October 28, 1960

60-1689Counter Punch
60-1690Polka Dots And Moonbeams
60-1691My Babe
60-1693Don't Blame Me
60-1694Cecile

** also released on Exodus EXS-6001 in 1966.
** part of Two Sides Of Donald Byrd, Trip Jazz TLX-5000.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe Vol. 2   Blue Note BLP 4061   1963

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Half Note, NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960

tk.5Jeannine
tk.6Pure D. Funk (theme)

same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960

tk.14Kimyas

same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960

tk.17When Sunny Gets Blue

** also released on Blue Note BST 84061 in 1963, CDP 7 46540 2 in 1987.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe Vol. 2   Blue Note CDP 7 46540 2   1987

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.: same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960

tk.1Theme From Mr. Lucky

same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960

tk.18Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4061 in 1963 + 2 bonus tracks.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe Vol. 1   Blue Note BLP 4060   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1,2; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Half Note, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960

1. tk.7My Girl Shirl
2. tk.8Soulful Kiddy
3. tk.9A Portrait Of Jennie

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.

Half Note, NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960

tk.15Cecile
tk.16Pure D. Funk (theme)

** also released on Blue Note BST 84060 in 1961, CDP 7 46539 2 in 1987.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe Vol. 1   Blue Note CDP 7 46539 2   1987

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Lex Humphries, drums.: same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960

tk.10Chant

same personnel.

Half Note, NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960

tk.19Child's Play

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4060 in 1961 + 2 bonus tracks.

Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, "Hey" Lewis, Paul Chambers - Motor City Scene   Bethlehem BCP-6056   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes as "Hey" Lewis, drums.

NYC, 1960

Stardust
Philson
Trio
Libeccio
Bitty Ditty

1961

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World   Warwick W 2041   1961

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Teddy Charles as Jinx Jingles, vibes #3; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

NYC, early 1961

1.Out Of This World
2.Curro's
3. 61WA71It's A Beautiful Evening
4. 61WA70Mr. Lucky Theme
5.Bird House
6.Day Dreams

** also released on Warwick W 2041 ST in 1961.

Donald Byrd With Herbie Hancock - Takin' Care Of Business   TCB LP 1002   1976

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.

NYC, early 1961

Curro's
It's A Beautiful Evening
Mr. Lucky Theme
Out Of This World
Bird House
Day Dreams

Jammin' With Herbie Hancock   TCB LP 1006   1970

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

NYC, early 1961

Curro's (as Jammin' With Herbie)
Bird House (as Herbie's Blues)
Mr. Lucky Theme (as Rock Your Soul)
Out Of This World (as T.C.B. With Herbie)
Day Dreams (as Soul Power)
I'm An Old Cowhand (as Cat Call)

** also released on Jammin' With Herbie, Happy Bird (G) B 90172 in 1984.

Pepper Adams/Donald Byrd Quintet - Out Of This World Vol. 2   Warwick (Sp) W 2041-2   1988

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.: same session.

NYC, early 1961

I'm An Old Cowhand (unreleased)
Day Dreams (alternate take)
Out Of This World (alternate take)
Mr. Lucky (alternate take)
Curro's (alternate take)
Byrd House (alternate take)

Donald Byrd - Chant   Blue Note LT-991   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet #1-4,6; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Teddy Robinson as Eddy Robinson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 17, 1961

1. tk.3I'm An Old Cowhand
2. tk.6You're Next
3. tk.10Great God
4. tk.13Chant
5. tk.15Sophisticated Lady
6. tk.20That's All

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk   Blue Note BLP 4075   1962

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Laymon Jackson, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1961

tk.2Say You're Mine
tk.5Hello Bright Sunflower
tk.8Each Time I Think Of You
tk.10Duke's Mixture
tk.14The Cat Walk
tk.15Cute

** also released on Blue Note BST 84075 in 1962.

Miles In St. Louis   VGM Records VGM0003   1981

Herbie Hancock, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Theodore Robinson, drums.

Jorgie's Jazz Club, St. Louis, MO, June 24, 1961

Like Someone In Love

Donald Byrd - Hip-Intertainment Vol. 1   VGM Records VGM0002   1981

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Theodore Robinson, drums.

Jorgie's Jazz Club, St. Louis, MO, June 24, 1961

Jorgie's
6 M's (Blues In 3/4)
Hush
Amen

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush   Blue Note BLP 4101   1962

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 21, 1961

tk.1Jorgie's
tk.6Shangri-La
tk.10Hush
tk.166 M's
tk.19Requiem
tk.26I'm A Fool To Want You

** also released on Blue Note BST 84101 in 1962.

Donald Byrd - Free Form   Blue Note BLP 4118   1966

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1961

tk.2Nai Nai
tk.9French Spice
tk.15Night Flower
tk.23Pentecostal Feeling
tk.24Free Form

** also released on Blue Note BST 84118 in 1966, CDP 7 84118 2 in 1989.

Donald Byrd - Free Form   Blue Note CDP 7 84118 2   1989

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1961

tk.20Three Wishes

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4118 in 1966 + 1 bonus track.

Various Artists - The Lost Sessions   Blue Note 7243 5 21484 2 4   1999

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Sam Rivers, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 14, 1961

tk.7The Elder Speaks
tk.19Bevan Beeps
tk.22Lament For The Living
tk.31Aloof Spoof

1962 (age 30)

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

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, trumpet; Duke Pearson, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.

RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962

Hush!
Child's Play
Smoothie
Sudel

** also released on Polydor (Eu) 423 224; Jazzline (J) PA-3080, (J) NLP 2006 in 1992. and on Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat, Black Lion (G) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134 in 1990.
** part of Two Sides Of Donald Byrd, Trip Jazz TLX-5000.

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

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, trumpet; Duke Pearson, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.: same session.

RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962

Groovin' For Nat
Hush! (take 1)
Child's Play (take 2)
Sudel (take 4)

** originally released on The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!, Jazzline JAZ 33-02 + 4 bonus tracks.

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Al Grey, trombone; Billy Mitchell, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Herman Wright, bass; Eddie Williams, drums.

Birdland, NYC, January 31, 1962?

11724Dirty Low Down Blues

Al Grey - Snap Your Fingers   Argo LP-700   1962

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Al Grey, trombone; Billy Mitchell, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Herman Wright, bass; Eddie Williams, drums.: same personnel.

Birdland, NYC, January 31, 1962

11472Minor On Top
11473African Lady
(11471?)Hi-Fly
(11474?)Dirty Low Down Blues

1963

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective   Blue Note BLP 4124   1964

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Donald Best, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Butch Warren, bass; Lex Humphries, drums; unidentified chorus, Coleridge Perkinson, director; Duke Pearson, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 12, 1963

tk.5 | 14283-ECristo Redentor
tk.8Chant
tk.11Elijah
tk.17The Black Disciples
tk.19Beast Of Burden

** also released on Blue Note BST 84124 in 1964, CDP 7 84124 2 in 1988.

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares   Blue Note BLP 4149   1964

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963

tk.4Old World, New Imports
tk.7Up A Step

** also released on Blue Note BST 84149 in 1964, 7243 5 24539 2 4 in 2000.
** part of The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70, Mosaic MD8-268 in 2019.

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter   Blue Note BST 84435   1986

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963

tk.17The Feelin's Good

** also released on Blue Note 7243 5 27549 2 2 in 2001.
** part of The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70, Mosaic MD8-268 in 2019.

Hank Mobley - The Turnaround!   Blue Note BLP 4186   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963

tk.21East Of The Village
tk.29The Good Life

** also released on Blue Note BST 84186 in 1965, 7243 5 24540 2 0 in 2000.
** part of The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70, Mosaic MD8-268 in 2019.

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter   Blue Note CDP 7 84435 2   1989

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963

tk.26Yes Indeed

Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View   Blue Note BLP 4126   1963

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Grant Green, guitar; Chuck Israels, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963

tk.2A Tribute To Someone
tk.8King Cobra
tk.10Blind Man, Blind Man
tk.17The Pleasure Is Mine
tk.20And What If I Don't

** also released on Blue Note BST 84126 in 1963, CDP 7 84126 2 in 1987, 7243 5 21226 2 2 in 1999.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions, Blue Note B2BN 7243 4 95569 2 8 in 1998.

Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions   Blue Note B2BN 7243 4 95569 2 8   1998

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Grant Green, guitar; Chuck Israels, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963

tk.11Blind Man, Blind Man (alternate take)

** same as Takin' Off, Blue Note BLP 4109 in 1962 + My Point Of View, BLP 4126 in 1963 + Inventions & Dimensions, BLP 4147 in 1964 + Empyrean Isles, BLP 4175 in 1964 + Maiden Voyage, BLP 4195 in 1965 + Speak Like A Child, BST 84279 in 1968 + The Prisoner, BST 84321 in 1969 + 18 bonus tracks.

Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed   Riverside RM 465   1963

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano #1,2,4; Herbie Hancock, piano #3,5-7; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums #1,2,4; Connie Kay, drums #3,5-7.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, March and May, 1963

1.Six Steps
2.Nutty
3.More Than You Know
4.Swamp Seed
5."D" Waltz
6.Just In Time
7.Wall To Wall

** also released on Riverside RS 9465 in 1963; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1904-2 in 1997.

1964

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

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Ingfried Hoffman, organ; Pierre Cavalli, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Egil Johansen, drums.

NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 26, 1964

Waltz Of The Five Cats

Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up   Blue Note BLP 4176   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Frank Wolff, producer.

Studio Barclay, Paris, France, June 2, 1964

1387 tk.13Coppin' The Haven
1386 tk.17Tanya

** also released on Blue Note BST 84176 in 1965, CDP 7 84176 2 in 1989.

Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes   West Wind (G) LP 016   1988

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute; Nathan Davis, tenor sax; Jacques Dieval, piano; Jacques B. Hess, bass; Franco Monzecci, drums.

Paris, France, June 11, 1964

Springtime
"245"

** also released on West Wind (G) WW 2016 in 1996.

Eric Dolphy - Naima   Jazzway (It) MUTT 1502

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute; Nathan Davis, tenor sax #3; Jacques Dieval, piano; Jacques B. Hess, bass; Franco Monzecci, drums; Jacky Bambou, congas #1,3.

Paris, France, June 11, 1964

1.G.W.
2.Serene
3.Naima

Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop - Ruhr Festival 1964   Philips 48095

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Ingfried Hoffman, organ; Pierre Cavalli, guitar; Egil Johansen, drums; Hans Gertberg, producer.

Ruhr Festival Of Art And Music, Recklinghausen, West Germany, June 26, 1964

35497Knoedel-Walzer
35498Blazy Bones Revisited
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats
36501Hip-Hit
36502Revelation
36503Conversation
36504The Jamf's Are Coming

** also released on International Jazz Workshop, EmArcy MGE-26002, SRE-66002 in 1965.

Up With Donald Byrd   Verve V/V6-8609   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Grady Tate, drums; The Donald Byrd Singers, vocal group; Claus Ogerman, arranger, conductor.

A&R Studios, NYC, October 6, 1964

1. 64VK522You're Talkin' About My Baby
2. 64VK523Blind Man, Blind Man

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #1-3; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Grady Tate, drums; The Donald Byrd Singers, vocal group; Claus Ogerman, arranger, conductor.

A&R Studios, NYC, November 2, 1964

1. 64VK550Boom Boom
2. 64VK552My Babe
3. 64VK553See See Rider
4. 64VK554House Of The Rising Sun

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax #1,2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar #1,2; Ron Carter, bass; Grady Tate, drums; Candido, percussion #1,2; The Donald Byrd Singers, vocal group.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 16, 1964

1. 64VK615Bossa
2. 64VK617Cantaloupe Island
3. 64VK619Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce   Verve V/V6-8614   1965

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cal Tjader, vibes; 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; Gary McFarland, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 20, 1964

64VK589Afro-Blue

Duke Pearson - Wahoo!   Blue Note BLP 4191   1966+

Donald Byrd, trumpet; James Spaulding, alto sax, flute; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 21, 1964

1475 tk.3Amanda
1476 tk.6E.S.P. (Extrasensory Perception)
1477 tk.12Bedouin
1478 tk.15Wahoo
1479 tk.22Fly, Little Bird, Fly

** also released on Blue Note BST 84191 in 1966+, CDP 7 84191 2 in 1988.

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home   Blue Note BLP 4188   1965

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 sax; 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.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1964

1493 tk.3I'm Tryin' To Get Home
1494 tk.5March Children
1495 tk.11Brother Isaac

Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, trumpet; Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Cocker, J.J. Johnson, Benny Powell, trombone; Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Herbie Hancock, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Grady Tate, drums; unknown, chimes, percussion, tambourine, tubular bells; unidentified vocal chorus, Coleridge Perkinson, director, conductor; Duke Pearson, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1964

1496 tk.17I've Longed And Searched For My Mother
1497 tk.20Noah
1498 tk.26Pearly Gates

** also released on Blue Note BST 84188 in 1965, CDP 7 84188 2 in 1989.

1965

Dexter Gordon - Ladybird   SteepleChase (D) SCCD 36035   2005

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alex Riel, drums.

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 19, 1965

Ladybird
So What
Who Can I Turn To
Blues By Five (incomplete)

Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head   Verve V/V6-8642   1966

Donald Byrd, Danny Moore, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax, clarinet; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo; Romeo Penque, tenor sax, flute, clarinet, English horn, oboe, piccolo; Dan Bank, baritone sax, flute, alto flute, bass clarinet; Bob Ashton, sax, clarinet, flute; Herbie Hancock, Roger Kellaway, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Sol Gubin, Grady Tate, drums; Candido, congas; Oliver Nelson, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 20, 1965

65VK547Goin' Out Of My Head
65VK548Boss City

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 22, 1965

65VK580Naptown Blues
65VK581End Of A Love Affair
65VK582Twisted Blues
65VK583Golden Earrings
65VK584Chim Chim Cheree (From Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins")
65VK585O Morro (Nao Tem Vez)
65VK586It Was A Very Good Year

1966

Donald Byrd - Mustang!   Blue Note BLP 4238   1967

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Red, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Freddie Waits, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 24, 1966

1746 tk.4On The Trail
1747 tk.9I'm So Excited By You
1748 tk.15Mustang
1750 tk.24I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
1751 tk.29Fly, Little Bird, Fly
1749 tk.31Dixie Lee

** also released on Blue Note BST 84238 in 1967, CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 in 1997.

Donald Byrd - Mustang!   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0   1997

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Joe Chambers, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 18, 1964

1474 tk.6I Am So Excited By You
tk.9Gingerbread Boy

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4238 in 1967 + 2 bonus tracks.

1967

Donald Byrd - Blackjack   Blue Note BLP 4259   1967

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Red, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 9, 1967

1810 tk.5Loki
1811 tk.9Eldorado
1812 tk.10West Of The Pecos
1814 tk.28Beale Street
1813 tk.29Blackjack
1815 tk.33Pentatonic

** also released on Blue Note BST 84259 in 1967, CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 in 1998.

Donald Byrd - Blackjack   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5   1998

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Red, alto sax; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Eddie Khan, bass; Albert Heath, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1963

tk.5All Members

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4259 in 1967 + 1 bonus track.

Stanley Turrentine   Blue Note BN-LA394-H2   1975

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute; Pepper Adams, baritone sax, clarinet; Kenny Barron, piano; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Duke Pearson, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967

1839 tk.4She's A Carioca
1840 tk.9Samba Do Aviao
1843 tk.24Night Song

Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle   Blue Note LT-993   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute; Pepper Adams, baritone sax, clarinet; Kenny Barron, piano; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Duke Pearson, arranger.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967

1841 tk.14Manha De Carnaval
1842 tk.15What Now My Love
1844 tk.32Here's That Rainy Day
1845 tk.41Blues For Del

** also released on Blue Note (J) TOCJ-50277 in 2012.

Sam Rivers - Involution   Blue Note BN-LA453-H2   1975

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; James Spaulding, alto sax, flute; Sam Rivers, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Cecil McBee, bass; Steve Ellington, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1967

1858 tk.10Paean
1859 tk.20Precis
1860 tk.25Helix
1861 tk.32Effusive Melange

** same as Andrew Hill - One For One, Blue Note BLP 4233 (not released) + Dimensions & Extensions, BST-84261 in 1986.

Donald Byrd - Slow Drag   Blue Note BST 84292   1968

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Red, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Billy Higgins, drums, vocal.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 12, 1967

1884 tk.3Book's Bossa
1885 tk.15The Loner
1886 tk.18Jelly Roll
1887 tk.22Slow Drag
1889 tk.29My Ideal
1890 tk.30Secret Love

Hank Mobley - Far Away Lands   Blue Note BST 84425   1985

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 26, 1967

1898 tk.3No Argument
1899 tk.6The Hippity Hop
1900 tk.9Bossa For Baby
1901 tk.12Soul Time
1902 tk.27Far Away Lands
1903 tk.32A Dab Of This And That

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 84425 2 in 1988.
** part of The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70, Mosaic MD8-268 in 2019.

Donald Byrd - The Creeper   Blue Note LT-1096   1981

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Sonny Red, alto sax #1,2,4-7; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1,2,4-7; Chick Corea, piano; Miroslav Vitous, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 5, 1967

1. 1959 tk.4Blues Well Done
2. 1960 tk.6Early Sunday Morning
3. 1961 tk.8I Will Wait For You
4. 1962 tk.15Chico-San
5. 1957 tk.18The Creeper
6. 1963 tk.21Samba Yantra
7. 1964 tk.25Blues Medium Rare

1969

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free   Blue Note BST 84319   1969

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Lew Tabackin, flute; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, electric piano; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Roland Wilson, bass; Joe Chambers, drums; Nat Bettis, John Richardson, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1969

4279 tk.2Weasel
4278 tk.8I Love The Girl

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, flute; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, electric piano; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Roland Wilson, bass; Leo Morris, drums; Nat Bettis, John Richardson, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1969

4276 tk.10Fancy Free
4277 tk.23The Uptowner

** also released on Blue Note B1-89796 in 1993, CDP 0777 7 89796 2 3 in 1993.

Donald Byrd - Kofi   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 31875 2 2   1995

Donald Byrd, flugelhorn; William Campbell, trombone #1; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Lew Tabackin, tenor sax, flute; Duke Pearson, electric piano; Ron Carter, bass; Bob Cranshaw, electric bass #2; Airto Moreira, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, December 16, 1969

1. 4615-4Kofi
2. 4616-4Fufu

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Duke Pearson, electric piano; Wally Richardson, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao, percussion.

A&R Studios, NYC, December 4, 1970

6879 tk.2Perpetual Love
6880 tk.7Elmina
6881 tk.15The Loud Minority

** originally released on Blue Note B1-31875 in 1995 + 1 bonus track.

1970

Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd   Blue Note BST 84349   1970

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Bill Champbell, trombone; Hermeto Pascoal, flute #4; Jerry Dodgion, alto, soprano sax, flute; Lew Tabackin, tenor sax, flute; Frank Foster, tenor sax, contra-alto clarinet; Pepper Adams, baritone sax, clarinet; Duke Pearson, electric piano; Wally Richardson, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Airto Moreira, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 15, 1970

1. 6344 tk.2Estavianco
2. 6343 tk.4Essence
3. 6341 tk.5The Dude
4. 6342 tk.8Xibaba

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 36195 2 8 in 1996.

1971

Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights   Blue Note BST 84380   1972

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Thurman Green, trombone; Harold Land, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Joe Sample, organ; Bill Henderson III, electric piano; Don Peake, Greg Poree, guitar; Wilton Felder, electric bass; Ed Greene, drums; Bobbye Porter Hall, congas, tambourine.

A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1971

8317 (tk.2)The Emperor
8318 (tk.4)Jamie

David T. Walker, guitar; replaces Poree.

A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1971

8319The Little Rasti

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 54328 2 8 in 1998.

1972 (age 40)

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd   Blue Note BN-LA047-F   1973

Fonce Mizell, trumpet, vocal; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn, trumpet, vocal; Roger Glenn, flute, alto flute, sax; Joe Sample, piano, electric piano; Fred Perren, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal; Dean Parks, guitar; Wilton Felder, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Bobbye Porter Hall, percussion; Larry Mizell, vocal, arranger.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 1972

11249Mr. Thomas

same personnel.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1972

11246Flight-Time

Fonce Mizell, trumpet, vocal; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn, trumpet, vocal; Roger Glenn, flute, alto flute, sax; Joe Sample, piano, electric piano; Fred Perren, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal; David T. Walker, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Stephanie Spruill, congas, tambourine; Larry Mizell, vocal, arranger.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1972

11250Sky High
11247Black Byrd
11251Slop Jar Blues
11248Love's So Far Away
11252Where Are We Going

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 84466 2 in 1992.

1973

Donald Byrd - Street Lady   Blue Note BN-LA140-F   1973

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal; Roger Glenn, flute; Jerry Peters, piano, electric piano; Fonce Mizell, Clavinet, trumpet, vocal; Fred Perren, synthesizer, vocal; David T. Walker, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; King Errisson, congas; Stephanie Spruill, percussion; Larry Mizell, vocal, arranger, conductor.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 14 and 15, 1973

12686Lansana's Priestess
12687Miss Kane
12688Sister Love
12689Street Lady
12690Witch Hunt
12691Woman Of The World

** also released on Blue Note B1-53923 in 1997, CDP 7243 8 53923 2 0 in 1997.

1974

Donald Byrd - Steppin' Into Tomorrow   Blue Note BN-LA368-G   1975

Donald Byrd, flugelhorn, trumpet, vocal; Gary Bartz, alto, soprano sax, clarinet; Jerry Peters, piano, organ; Larry Mizell, electric piano, synthesizer, background vocal, arranger, conductor; Fonce Mizell, Clavinet, trumpet, background vocal; Fred Perren, synthesizer, background vocal; David T. Walker, guitar; John Rowin, guitar #1-5,7,8; Ronghea Southern, guitar #6; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums, Bata drum, mouth harp; Mayuto Correa, congas; Roger Sainte, percussion; Stephanie Spruill, percussion, background vocal; Kay Haith, vocal; James Carter, whistling; Margie Evans, Lorraine Kennar, background vocal.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, October 11-December, 1974

1. 14883Steppin' Into Tomorrow
2. 14885You Are The World
3. 14890We're Together
4. 15212Design A Nation
5. 15213Rock And Roll Again
6. 15214Think Twice
7. 15215Makin' It
8. 15216I Love The Girl

1975

Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces   Blue Note BN-LA549-G   1975

Raymond Brown, trumpet; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn, trumpet, vocal; George Bohanon, trombone; Tyree Glenn Jr., tenor sax; Larry Mizell, piano, arranger, background vocal; Skip Scarborough, electric piano; Fonce Mizell, Clavinet, trumpet, background vocal; Craig McMullen, John Rowin, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; King Errisson, congas; Mayuto Correa, congas, percussion; James Carter, whistling; Kay Haith, background vocal; unidentified strings.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1975

16327Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
16328You And Music
16549Night Whistler

same personnel.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 20, 1975

16550Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
16551Places And Spaces
16552Wind Parade

same personnel.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1975

16553(Fallin' Like) Dominoes

** also released on Blue Note B1-54326 in 1997, CDP 7243 8 54326 2 0 in 1997.

1976

Donald Byrd - Caricatures   Blue Note BN-LA633-G   1976

Oscar Brashear, trumpet; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn, trumpet, vocal; George Bohanon, trombone; Gary Bartz, Ernie Watts, reeds; Jerry Peters, Patrice Rushen, Skip Scarborough, keyboards; Fonce Mizell, keyboards, trumpet, background vocal; John Rowin, Bernard Beloyd Taylor, David T. Walker, guitar; Scott Edwards, electric bass #1-5,7,8; James Jamerson, electric bass #6; Alphonse Mouzon, drums #1-5,7,8; Harvey Mason, drums #6; Mayuto Correa, Stephanie Spruill, percussion; Mildred Lane, lead vocal #1,2; Kay Haith, lead vocal #4,5; Theresa Mitchell, Vernessa Mitchell, Larry Mizell, background vocal; unidentified strings, Wade Marcus, string arranger.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, April-May, 1976

1. 17457Dancing In The Street
2. 17458Wild Life
3. 17459Return Of The King
4. 17460Onward 'Til Morning
5. 17461Caricatures
6. 17664Dance Band
7. 17683Science Funktion
8. 18162Tell Me

Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy   Blue Note BN-LA663-J2   1976

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Stephen Johnson, tenor sax, vocal; Kevin Toney, electric piano, organ, synthesizer, vocal; Orville Saunders, electric guitar, vocal; Joe Hall, electric bass, vocal; Keith Killgo, drums, vocal.

Central Park, Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 1976

17741Places And Spaces
17742(Fallin' Like) Doninoes

1977

Gene Harris - Tone Tantrums   Blue Note BN-LA760-H   1977

Gene Harris, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jerry Peters, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal, arranger; Al McKay, John Rowin, electric guitar; Verdine White, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Jerry Steinholz, percussion; Ralph Beecham, vocal; 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, background vocal.

Total Experience Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March-May, 1977

18762As

Gene Harris, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jerry Peters, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal, arranger; Al McKay, John Rowin, electric guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Alvin Taylor, 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, background vocal.

18763If You Can't Find Love Let Love Find You

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Harvey Mason, xylophone; Gene Harris, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jerry Peters, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal, 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, background vocal.

18764A Minor

Gene Harris, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jerry Peters, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal, arranger; Al McKay, John Rowin, electric guitar; Anthony Jackson, electric bass; Harvey Mason, 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, background vocal.

18765Stranger In Paradise

Mason plays, drums, marimba. Robert Popwell, electric bass; replaces Anthony Jackson.

18766Peace Of Mind

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Gene Harris, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jerry Peters, electric piano, synthesizer, vocal, arranger; Al McKay, John Rowin, electric guitar; Harvey Mason, cymbals; Jerry Steinholz, percussion; D.J. Rodgers, vocal; 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, background vocal.

18767Cristo Redentor Part 1

Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Alvin Taylor, drums; replaces Mason, Rodgers.

18768Cristo Redentor Part 2

1978

Donald Byrd - Thank You... For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)   Elektra 6E-144   1978

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Greg Phillinganes, piano; Paul Jackson Jr., Rick Littlefield, Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Ed Watkins, electric bass; Anthony Cox, drums; unidentified chorus.

Los Angeles, CA, February and July, 1978

Thank You For Funking Up My Wife
Sunning In Your Loveshine
Your Life Is My Ecstasy
Loving You
Have You Heard The News
In Lobe With Love
Cristo Redentor
Close Your Eyes And Look Within

Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop The Carnival   Milestone M-55005   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Sonny Rollins, tenor, soprano sax; 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 and 15, 1978

Nobody Else But Me
Non-Cents
A Child's Prayer
President Hayes
Sais

** also released on Milestone MCD-55005-2.

1981

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

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Myra Walker, piano; Isaac Hayes, piano, electric piano, vibes, 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, vocal; Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited, vocal group.

Atlanta, GA, 1981

Love Has Come Around
Butterfly
I Feel Like Loving You Today
I Love Your Love
I'll Always Love You
Love For Sale
Falling

1982 (age 50)

Donald Byrd - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes   Elektra 60188   1982

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn, teacher; and others.

Los Angeles, CA, 1982

Sexy Dancer
Midnight
So Much In Love
High Energy
Star Trippin'
I'm Coming Home
Forbidden Love
Everyday

1987

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues   Landmark LLP-1516   1988

Donald Byrd, cornet #1, trumpet #2,4,6, flugelhorn #3,5; Kenny Garrett, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums; added Mike Daugherty, synthesizer #1,5.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22 and 24, 1987

1.Harlem Blues
2.Fly, Little Byrd
3.Voyage A Deux (Journey For Two)
4.Blue Monk
5.Alter Ego
6.Sir Master Kool Guy

** also released on Landmark LCD-1516-2 in 1988.

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues   Landmark LCD-1516-2   1988

Donald Byrd, flugelhorn; Kenny Garrett, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22 and 24, 1987

Hi-Fly

** originally released on Landmark LLP-1516 in 1988 + 1 bonus track.

1989

Donald Byrd Sextet - Getting Down To Business   Landmark LLP-1523   1990

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Kenny Garrett, alto sax #1,3,4,6; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Donald Brown, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Al Foster, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10 and 12, 1989

1.Theme For Malcolm
2.That's All There Is To Love
3.Pomponio
4.A Certain Attitude
5.The Onliest
6.Around The Corner

** also released on Landmark LCD-1523-2 in 1990.

Donald Byrd Sextet - Getting Down To Business   Landmark LCD-1523-2   1990

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Kenny Garrett, alto sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Donald Brown, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Al Foster, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10 and 12, 1989

I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

** originally released on Landmark LLP-1523 in 1990 + 1 bonus track.

1991

Donald Byrd - A City Called Heaven   Landmark LCD-1530-2   1991

Donald Byrd, trumpet, flugelhorn; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Donald Brown, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Carl Allen, drums; Lorice Stevens, vocal #3,7.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, January 17-19, 1991

1.King Arthur
2.I'll Always Remember
3.A City Called Heaven
4.Back Down In Lu Easy Anna
5.Byrd Song
6.Del Valle
7.Remember Me (From Dido And Aeneas)
8.Not Necessarily The Blues