[youtube]TwW3Nmr-_pI[/youtube] [youtube]VFGTEW5FWA8[/youtube] [youtube]hyd8_vz0PYQ[/youtube] Detroit born Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed on Monday in Delaware according to his nephew Alex Bugnon. Byrd’s jazz legacy started in the ’50’s with bebop when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He performed and recorded with Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Max Roach and John ColtraneContinue Reading

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[youtube]hyd8_vz0PYQ[/youtube] Donald Byrd began building his warm-toned trumpet as a youngster and was playing professionally with Lionel Hampton by the time he finished high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a master’s from The Manhattan School of Music in the ’50’s. His skills as aContinue Reading

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