Byrd's Eye View (Tone Poet): Vinyl LP
Byrd's Eye View (Tone Poet): Vinyl LP
Byrd's Eye View (Tone Poet): Vinyl LP
Donald Byrd

Byrd's Eye View (Tone Poet): Vinyl LP

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Label: Blue Note
Release Date: 3rd May

Baby Byrd here, Donald's first as a bandleader but what a confident start from a trumpeter who would go on to evolve and often time redefine the genre whilst completely stepping out of jazz and pulling new sounds in. Not a bad wee band to lead, either.

Recorded in 1955 for Tom Wilson’s Transition label, Byrd’s Eye View was Donald Byrd’s first issued album as a leader featuring the trumpeter at the helm of the line-up of The Jazz Messengers with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, and Art Blakey plus trumpeter Joe Gordon on several tracks. This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket with an 8.5” x 5.5” booklet.

Side A

1. Doug's Blues
2. El Sino

Side B

3. Everything Happens To Me
4. Hank's Tune
5. Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)


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