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Thread started 02/04/13 8:58pm

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R.I.P - Donald Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (1932-2013) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.

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Reply #1 posted 02/04/13 9:08pm

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A couple many would be familiar with...



...(Fallin' Like) Dominoes & Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)


dove (If true)



Music for adventurous listeners

tA

peace Tribal Records

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Reply #2 posted 02/04/13 10:39pm

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I don't know if this is true or not but Donald Byrd is from Detroit and something like this would definitely be news here and I haven't heard of it.

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Reply #3 posted 02/05/13 12:27am

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rose

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Reply #4 posted 02/05/13 1:22am

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This is so sad. Love me so DB. pray Prayers go out 2 his family. What a great man, what a loss.

tombstone R.I.P Mr. Byrd rose

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Reply #5 posted 02/05/13 2:30am

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Rest In Paradise Mr. Byrd. Detroit's finest jazz musician has died. This man inspired inspired many musicians in many genres including another Detroit musical pioneer J. Dilla. For all hip hop heads. Large Professor sampled this groove for his hit "Looking Through The Window" and J Dilla remade this with Dwele playing trumpet for Dilla's first solo album "Welcome 2 Detroit".

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Reply #6 posted 02/05/13 2:32am

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Donald Byrd is one of many great musicians who went to Cass Technical High School. Greg Phillinganes being another. I'm proud that one of the greatest jazz musicians is from my hometown.

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Reply #7 posted 02/05/13 2:54am

Harlepolis

One of my fave songs from Mizell Brothers' musical storybook,,,,

Rest easy, Mr.Byrd.

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Reply #8 posted 02/05/13 5:29am

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UH, never mind. lol lol lol

Brotha still kickin'

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Reply #9 posted 02/05/13 8:29am

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rose

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Reply #10 posted 02/05/13 8:54am

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Source?

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is only one defense: the creative act.


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Reply #11 posted 02/05/13 9:09am

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I'm not finding anything on this. I hope it's not true.

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Reply #12 posted 02/05/13 11:01am

Identity

There are still no verifiable media reports on his passing. Did you fall for a Twitter hoax?

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Reply #13 posted 02/05/13 11:36am

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Grown Folks Music retracts a Facebook post that stated had Donald Byrd passed.

via grownfolksmusic.com:

Facebook Post Retraction – Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd

Late last evening, one of our contributing writers (after seeing a post from a music industry insider) posted on our Facebook Page condolences and an accompanying video announcing the passing of Jazz Musician and Jazz Educator extraordinaire Donald Byrd. We here at Grown Folks Music apologize profusely for any confusion that the post may have caused. We take great pride in providing factual information and as of this hour; like many of you, we have found zero reputable news outlets to corroborate this story. In this era of real time “news” we strive here to always consider the “source” of such information first and foremost and weigh heavily the decision to post whenever these types of stories break. We value accuracy above all else in this age of racing to be the first.

Sincerely,

The Grown Folks Music Staff

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Reply #14 posted 02/05/13 4:09pm

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lock lock lock
Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #15 posted 02/05/13 4:29pm

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namepeace said:

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Darn rights. False. lock

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Reply #16 posted 02/07/13 8:49pm

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Thanks to the OP for the link.

Seems it is true afterall RIP rose

http://www.huffingtonpost...39910.html

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Reply #17 posted 02/07/13 9:01pm

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R.I.P to the legend.

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Reply #18 posted 02/08/13 10:04am

namepeace

And NOW . . . it's official.

JazzyJ posted the most appropos song I could think of -- Flight Time.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #19 posted 02/08/13 10:24am

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This was one news item I didn't want to believe this week. sad I was really hoping it was false.

RIP Donald Byrd dove

I listened to a few of his 70s albums this morning.

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Reply #20 posted 02/08/13 10:31am

Stymie

Oh no. sad

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Reply #21 posted 02/08/13 11:53am

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Mr. Byrd also had a deep straight Jazz catalog (since the 50s) prior to the more commercial 70s recordings.



...Yusef




...Long Green




...Everything Happens To Me




...Ghana




...The Cat Walk




...6M's




...Lover Come Back To Me




...Devil Whip



Music for adventurous listeners


tA


peace Tribal Records

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Reply #22 posted 02/08/13 12:05pm

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He may have not been a 'virtuoso' but blimey did he make good music. And that's all that matters.

One of Byrd's frequent collaborators (as well as arranger for numerous artists including Prince), Clare Fischer, died a year ago last month. Here's his composition and contribution on keys for the 125th St. NYC album:

Morning

Against the ruin of the world, there
is only one defense: the creative act.


-- Kenneth Rexroth
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Reply #23 posted 02/08/13 1:00pm

maja2405

love his solo's with the Jazz Messengers

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Reply #24 posted 02/12/13 12:55am

TD3

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Reply #25 posted 02/12/13 12:05pm

Gunsnhalen

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #26 posted 02/12/13 3:37pm

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Some people are like Slinkies...

They're good for nothing but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
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