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Donald Byrd lost live album on Blue note((???))

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on THE BEST OF DONALD BYRD cd, there is a live version of (falling like) dominos. My question is: did blue note record a whole live set of DB and if so was it ever released- what a rare groove cd THAT would make! the reason i bring it up is cause i have seen that track on the best of but never any other album-- does anyone have the info to this, perhaps thru consulting the bn discography book? i dunno- ok thank u!

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Yo Pete, it be here:

Various-Jazz-Blue-Note-Live-At-363910.jpg

1. New York City - Alphonse Mouzon

2. Just Like the Sun - Alphonse Mouzon

3. Without A Reason - Alphonse Mouzon

4. Music - Carmen McRae

5. Paint Your Pretty Picture - Carmen McRae

6. Them There Eyes - Carmen McRae

7. T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - Carmen McRae

8. You're Everything - Carmen McRae

9. Captain Midnight - Ronnie Laws

10. Night Breeze - Ronnie Laws

11. Piano Interlude - Ronnie Laws

12. Always There - Ronnie Laws

13. Presentation Of Proclamation - Ronnie Laws

14. Like A Lover - Earl Klugh

15. A Felicidade - Earl Klugh

16. Manha de Carnaval - Earl Klugh

17. Samba De Orfeu - Earl Klugh

18. Blue Note '76 - Blue Note All Stars

19. Places & Spaces - Donald Byrd

20. Dominoes - Donald Byrd

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BTW - here's a piece of Donald Byrd trivia - Blue Note took out a full page ad for Black Byrd in ,of all places, National Lampoon. It was a full black page with a white cartoon drawing of a fedora-wearing crow, and the copy was sometihing like "Have we got some blues for you".

I kid you not.

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OOOOOOOOOOOHhhhhhhhhhhhhh YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

blue note live at the roxy- oh yeah! i have to finally get that one now! shouldnt pay more than a buck for it, huh? oh yeah and ive seen that ad i thnk, ive seen a lot of 70s D.B trade ads.....

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Blue Note Live at the Roxy isn't even worth it, Aric. I have a casette copy from my uncle's vinyl, and its truly one of the worst Blue Note albums I've ever heard. A few good performances, like a couple Ronnie Laws solos on a few tunes but its not even worth spending a $1 dude.

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yeah, the music just really reeks. The album starts and ends with the "Blue Note hits a new note" schtick, by the guy who used to do the CBS sports voice overs.

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There is actually a lost Donald Byrd live album on Blue Note. On the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973 Blue Note recorded five of its current artists. Four albums were released by Bobby Hutcherson, Ronnie Foster, Marlena Shaw and Bobbi Humphrey, but one set remains unissued:

Donald Byrd Group

Fonce Mizell (tp) Donald Byrd (tp, flh) Allan Barnes (ts, fl) Nathan Davis (ts, ss) Kevin Toney (el-p) Larry Mizell (syn) Barney Perry (el-g) Henry Franklin (el-b) Keith Killgo (d, vo) Ray Armando (cga, per)

'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1973

Poco-Mania Blue Note unissued

You've Got It Bad, Girl -

Untitled, No. 3 -

Black Byrd -

Flight Time -

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Fonce Mizell (tp) Donald Byrd (tp, flh) Allan Barnes (ts, fl) Nathan Davis (ts, ss) Kevin Toney (el-p) Larry Mizell (syn) Barney Perry (el-g) Henry Franklin (el-b) Keith Killgo (d, vo) Ray Armando (cga, per)

'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1973

Poco-Mania Blue Note unissued

You've Got It Bad, Girl -

Untitled, No. 3 -

Black Byrd -

Flight Time -

only a pedant would not want to shit their ears all over this. though these are pretty boring tunes.

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Fonce Mizell (tp) Donald Byrd (tp, flh) Allan Barnes (ts, fl) Nathan Davis (ts, ss) Kevin Toney (el-p) Larry Mizell (syn) Barney Perry (el-g) Henry Franklin (el-b) Keith Killgo (d, vo) Ray Armando (cga, per)

'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1973

Poco-Mania Blue Note unissued

You've Got It Bad, Girl -

Untitled, No. 3 -

Black Byrd -

Flight Time -

only a pedant would not want to shit their ears all over this. though these are pretty boring tunes.

It's interesting to consider why George Butler may have thought this not worth issuing. It couldn't have been because the music was poor - Butler released plenty of duff albums on BN. And indeed, this looks to be right up BN's seventies street - Blackbyrd members, Mizells, Franklin; what more could George have been looking for?

Perhaps the sound is fucked.

MG

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Nathan Davis & Henry Franklin, eh?

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There is actually even more:

Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds

Donald Byrd (tp) Allan Barnes (ss, ts, vo) Kevin Toney (p, el-p, syn, vo) Barney Perry (el-g, vo) Joe Hall (el-b, vo) Keith Killgo (d, vo) Perk Jacobs (cga, per, vo)

"The Roxy Theatre", Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 1974

tk.1 Black Byrd Blue Note unissued

tk.2 Livin' For The City -

tk.3 Lansana's Priestess -

tk.4 Witch Hunt -

tk.5 Poco Mania -

tk.6 You've Got It Bad, Girl -

tk.7 Reggins -

tk.8 A Summer Love -

tk.9 Do It Fluid -

tk.10 unknown title -

tk.11 - -

And, as was mentioned earlier, two Byrd tracks were on the Blue Note Live At The Roxy album. But more was recorded, as could be expected.

Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds

Donald Byrd (tp) Stephen Johnson (ts, vo) Kevin Toney (el-p, org, syn, vo) Orville Saunders (el-g, vo) Joe Hall (el-b, vo) Keith Killgo (d, vo)

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

17741 Places And Spaces Blue Note BN-LA 663-J2

17742 (Fallin' Like) Doninoes -

unknown titles unissued

* Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy (Blue Note BN-LA 663-J2)

So maybe three lost Donald Byrd live albums on Blue Note.

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hi what is shitting? i have recently been listening to a live radio broadcast of i think 73 donald byrd and it is really good! a lot jazzier than i expected. here is the info....but i am impressed. sounds kinda like freddie hubbard shows of the time in that there is some long extended improve. not so commercial.

1 Kwame (?)

2 Fancy Free

3 The Good Reverend

4 Flight Time

Donald Byrd - trumpet

Kevin Toney - piano

Keith Kilgo - drums

Ray Armando - conga

David Williams - bass

Bernard Perry - guitar

Alan Barnes - saxophones, flute

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BTW - here's a piece of Donald Byrd trivia - Blue Note took out a full page ad for Black Byrd in ,of all places, National Lampoon. It was a full black page with a white cartoon drawing of a fedora-wearing crow, and the copy was sometihing like "Have we got some blues for you".

I kid you not.

:blink:

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There was another live Blackbyrds set later here

Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds

Paul's Mall

Boston, MA

probably Summer 1976

FM broadcast >

total time 36:38

1 Walkin' In Rhythm

2 Happy Music

3 Do It Fluid

4 Rock Creek Park

The earlier set that dumpy mama referred to was this I think

Donald Byrd Seven

The Jazz Workshop

Boston, MA

4 September 1973

WBCN-FM broadcast

total time 72:29

1 Kwame (?)

2 Fancy Free

3 The Good Reverend

4 Flight Time

Donald Byrd - trumpet

Kevin Toney - piano

Keith Kilgo - drums

Ray Armando - conga

David Williams - bass

Bernard Perry - guitar

Alan Barnes - saxophones, flute

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Digging deep to bring this back to life. I was listening to the Live at Montreux material yesterday...the Bobby Hutcherson and got to wondering what else was on during this festival from Blue Note other than those issued and the Donald Byrd...which we have seen on You tube and guess what...there was a setlist 

https://www.setlist.fm/festival/1973/montreux-jazz-festival-1973-43d6b313.html

 

And the other gigs on that day include one by Alphonse Mouzon and strangely enough Barney Kessel!

 

Alphonse is not everyones cup of tea here but for those who don't mind a bit of Funky Snakefoot there were 4 tracks

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Wonder why Blue Note did not seem to record them?

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just found this- never saw this, this is the most recent byrd ive seen (2007!)

 

 

 thought this was in jersey or something.........wrong--- theyre in SERBIA

ive never heard him w/ a  mute like that, is that kind of the miles thing hes doing

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