1. Listen to Gilles Peterson's Donald Byrd Tribute Mixes (AUDIO).


    Since the news of Donald Byrd's passing broke a few weeks back many tribute mixes have hit the Web. Gilles Peterson, however, may be the ideal guide to pay thorough homage to the career of this jazz giant. Here, the longtime BBC Radio host and jazz/rare groove connoisseur offers a tribute in two parts - the first focusing on Byrd's timeless hard bop acoustic work and a second dedicated to his electric years, encompassing his historic collaborations with producers Larry and Fonce Mizell. RIP Donald Byrd, 1932-2013. Listen below.

    Part 1 - The Acoustic Years

    1. I’ve Longed & Searched For My Mother
    2. Here I Am
    3. Fuego
    4. Ghana
    5. Janine
    6. You’re Next
    7. French Spice
    8. Christo Redentor
    9. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
    10. Slow Drag
    11. Blackjack
    12. Mustang
    13. Kofi

    Part 2 - The Electric Years

    01. The Donald Byrd Seven – Kwame – Recorded live in Boston
    02. Donald Byrd – Blackbyrd
    03. The Blackbyrds – Baby
    04. Donald Byrd – Lansana’s Priestess
    05. Donald Byrd – Street Lady
    06. Donald Byrd – Dance Band
    07. Donald Byrd – Wild Life
    08. Donald Byrd – (Fallin’ Like) Dominoes (Live)
    09. The Blackbyrds – Time Is Moving
    10. Donald Byrd – Think Twice
    11. Donald Byrd – You & The Music
    12. Donald Byrd – Wilford’s Gone
    13. Donald Byrd – I Feel Like Loving You Today
    14. Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
    15. Donald Byrd – Pretty Baby
    16. Donald Byrd – Loving You
    17. Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
    18. Konald Byrd – Lansana’s Priestess (Kon Re-Edit)

    [via Gilles Peterson Worldwide]

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      R.I.P Donald Byrd.

      Gilles Peterson knows his stuff... if i lived closer to him, and owned a truck, i'd ram-raid his gaff, rob his vaults n leg it...(not a multiple entendre)

      ...he's well clued-up tho.

      DJ Spinna - On Gilles Peterson - Sinning in LA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTsOxuETRMI


      Krispy - Raised in rhythm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVRrBVXnYE

      (Jigmastas was also on that Bomb Hip Hop/return of the DJ compilation - 96)