What's your favorite Donald Byrd?

waxjunkywaxjunky 1,850 Posts
edited May 2008 in Strut Central
Mine is probably "Lansana's Theme"...
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  • Street Lady

  • "I Love You"

  • The-gafflerThe-gaffler 2,190 Posts
    tie: kofi, places and spaces

  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    tie: kofi, places and spaces


  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    Had the Group Home "2 Thousand" joint on blast in the whip tonight. The Donald Byrd/Issac Hayes "Feel like loving you..." joint from the Donald Byrd and 125th street album is also my shit. Love a lot of the Blackbyrds joints as well.

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,663 Posts
    Places & Spaces.

    Also caught The Blackbyrds over the weekend. Mix was awful, and there was no trumpet, but they still rocked the place with breakneck versions of Dominoes and Rock Creek Park.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts

  • ageage 1,131 Posts
    Some of my favorite D.Byrd records

    1)A New Perspective
    2)I'm Tryin' to Get Home
    3)Blackjack
    4)Fuego
    5)Byrd In Hand
    6)Places & Spaces
    7)Free Form
    8)Ethiopian Knights
    9)Early Jazz Messengers and other releases on Columbia,Verve,etc..
    10)Byrd in Flight

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    Think Twice
    Dominoes
    but DEFINTELY "

    LOVE HAS COME AROUND!!!!! & "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LOOK WITHIN

    WHO GOT THE PLACES AND SPACES LP POSTER FOR ME. I ASK EVERY YEAR FOR IT AND NO HOOKS IT UP.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts

    This is a great example of 'classic' Donald Byrd. I also like his pre-Mizell efforts like 'Fancy Free' and 'Kofi', which combine the long grooves with that subtle deep funk.

    I do think 'Places and Spaces' is THE collaborative masterpiece for Dr. Byrd and the Mizells.


  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Probably Ethiopean Knights, but haven't listen to anythin by him for ages.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Seriously too many to choose from. Be easier to choose one from each of his periods of music than an overall effort I think.

  • leisurebanditleisurebandit 1,006 Posts
    Seriously too many to choose from. Be easier to choose one from each of his periods of music than an overall effort I think.

    agreed. but if i HAD to choose one, i might go with 'Fancy Free'

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    As much as I love Byrd's straighter stuff, "Places And Spaces" is my favorite record by him overall. Start to finish just a beautiful piece of work. I wish it had 3 more songs on it. Amazing.

  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    Places And Spaces, definitely.

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    The entire Places and Spaces LP is classic. '(Falling Like) Dominoes' might be my favorite song.

  • BeatnicholasBeatnicholas 1,005 Posts
    Steppin' Into Tomorrow is my favourite and most listened. The first one I found, listened to it to death. Think Twice and the title track.. gosh.

    They're all good but i've listened to Places and Spaces, Street Lady and A New Perspective the most out of the rest. Cristo Redentor is the one to pull out this time of year.

  • DeegreezDeegreez 804 Posts
    I still get geeked whenever I hear the intro to Wind Parade, that song excites the shit out of me after all these years.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    I return to Street Lady quite often.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

  • erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts
    I still get geeked whenever I hear the intro to Wind Parade, that song excites the shit out of me after all these years.

  • YENYEN 23 Posts
    Probably Ethiopean Knights, but haven't listen to anythin by him for ages.


    agree...

    also a very handy record when your playing somewhere and need to go to the toilet

    the little rasti tune has such a wicked intro!

  • markus71markus71 937 Posts

    Just copped this record and it reminded me again how good that tune GHANA actually is. Lex Humphries is really working those pots and pans on this one.

    Places and Spaces and Fancy Free still rank high as well.

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
    Places And Spaces, definitely.


    I agree. I love "Wind Parade" and "Dominoes," but I'm going to have stand up and holleur for "Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)." I have a huge party going on in my private mind garden whenever I listen to this song.

  • CraigCraig 269 Posts
    Another Vote for places and spaces from me. Real nice solid lp.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts

    Who rides for this?




    CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LOOK WITHIN

  • DustedDonDustedDon 830 Posts
    No love for Slow Drag??




  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts



  • markus71markus71 937 Posts
    No love for Slow Drag??




    lots of love for this one

  • YNOTYNOT in a studio apt mixing tuna with the ramen 417 Posts

    Who rides for this?




    CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LOOK WITHIN

    The dialogue on this is priceless.
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