Donald Byrd was joined by tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, alto sax wizard Jackie McLean, Duke Pearson on piano, bassists Doug Watkins and Reggie Workman and drummer Lex Humphries on this stunning session from 1960. It’s a record packed with highlights, not least a powerful ballad on ‘Little Girl Blue’, or the hard bop swing of ‘My Girl Shirl’ and ‘Lex’, the last of those two in particular features a soulful solo from Mobley that really stays with you. This is part fo the Tone Poet series which places particular focusses on exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters.
Label: Blue Note – B0032113-01, Blue Note – BST 84048, Blue Note – ST-84048, Blue Note – 84048
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold
US 8 jan. 2021
Style: Hard Bop, Latin Jazz