Donald Byrd Ethiopian Knights

    Blue Note
    • Donald Byrd – The Emperor
    • 1. The Emperor
    • 2. Jamie
    • 3. The Little Rasti

    Heavy album!

    Excellent 1971 rootsy funky jazz fusion album in the spirit of Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew'! "The Emperor" is a BAD TUNE.

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    Donald ByrdLive Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux (1973)Blue Note
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    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Café, Vol. 1 (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
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                    • – Uno Esta
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                    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Café, Vol. 1 (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
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                            • – Monk's Tune
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                            • – Collision In Black
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                              • – Caramba
                              • Reissue LP£27.99
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