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.

    Other Releases by Donald Byrd

    Donald ByrdLive Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux (1973)Blue Note
    "I’ve been waiting over 30 years for this to come out officially" Gilles Peterson "Donald Byrd in a super rare 1973 public appearance of the Mizell...
    • – Black Byrd (Live)
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    • – Kwame (Live)
    • – Poco-Mania (Live)
    • LP£28.00
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    • CD£16.00
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    Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
    SEMINAL MONSTER LP!!The definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic all the way featuring the essential rare groove cuts 'Change',...
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    • – Just My Imagination
    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Café, Vol. 1 (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
    In November 1960, trumpeter Donald Byrd brought his quintet in to the Half Note Café in New York City to record this soulful, swinging, and highly enjoyable...
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        • – Uno Esta
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        Donald ByrdLive Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux (1973)Blue Note
        "I’ve been waiting over 30 years for this to come out officially" Gilles Peterson "Donald Byrd in a super rare 1973 public appearance of the Mizell...
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        • – Kwame (Live)
        • – Poco-Mania (Live)
        • LP£28.00
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        Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
        SEMINAL MONSTER LP!!The definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic all the way featuring the essential rare groove cuts 'Change',...
        • – Change
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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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            Lou DonaldsonEverything I Play Is Funky (1970)Blue Note
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              • – Caramba
              • Reissue LP£21.99
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                          Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn?Blue Note
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                            • Original LP£40.00
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