primusfan
Conspiracy Music Theorist
Join date: Mar 2004
5,340 IQ
#1
this news weighs incredibly heavy on my heart. donald byrd died this past monday at age 80.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/donald-byrd-dead_n_2639910.html

one of the last of his generation. very sad for his family. very sad for all the musicians/listeners who loved his music. i've seen lou donaldson live and i always wanted to see byrd. maybe in another life.

an incredible player. and an amazing writer. he composed some of the most bitching hard bop tunes/records as well as funk fusion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBLi5cL7mVU
#DTWD
Last edited by primusfan at Feb 8, 2013,
smartguyreviews
Kenny G on Ecstacy
Join date: May 2008
863 IQ
#2
Really is a shame. Great player, was on the first jazz messengers album I heard and I really admire his musicianship.

RIP