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Donald Byrd: Electric Byrd

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Estavinico (11:00); Essence (10:30); Xibaba (13:35); The Dude (8:00).

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Donald Byrd: Donald Byrd: Electric Byrd

Read "Donald Byrd: Electric Byrd" reviewed by John Ballon

Considered by some to be trumpeter Donald Byrd's last worthwhile jazz recording, Electric Byrd is a high-flying relic from 1970. This album can be understood as Byrd's formidable response to the musical challenges set down by trumpet-rival Miles Davis with his epic Bitches Brew recordings from a year earlier. Clearly Miles is the ghost presence here, ...


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