Up with Donald Byrd is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Jimmy Heath, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell recorded in 1964. It was released on the Verve label in 1965 as V/V6 8609. All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated.
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Trumpeter Donald Byrd took a brief vacation from Blue Note to record this one album for Verve. The music is mostly pretty forgettable despite such top sidemen as tenors Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Heath, pianist Herbie Hancock, and guitarist Kenny Burrell. Byrd mostly sticks to current pop tunes, and most of the songs utilize a rather average vocal group listed as "The Donald Byrd Singers. The arrangements by Claus Ogerman, Byrd, and Hancock are unimaginative and these renditions of "House of the Rising Sun," "My Babe," and a few of Hancock's originals are.
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Drums – Grady Tate Guitar – Kenny Burrell Piano – Herbie Hancock Trumpet – Donald Byrd Bass – Bob Cranshaw,Ron Carter Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Heath,Jimmy Heath,Stanley Turrentine Vocals – The Donald Byrd Singers Percussion – Candido. Verve Records – V6-8609(US). Rec. at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6,November 2,December 16 1964. Thanks to snobb, Abraxas, JS for the updates.