Donald Byrd – Byrd In Paris (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Donald Byrd – Byrd In Paris (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 48:39 minutes | 868 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Donald Byrd’s passing has just been confirmed. The son of a Detroit preacher, the legendary trumpeter was no more than 5-6 years older than me, a 16-year-old high-school student (and, like Donald, a PK) permitted by his parents to explore a jazz club for the first time. Paris presented little threat to a “foreign” visitor-other than the familiar Parisian “temptations” and those “wild and crazy” French drivers (I learned to be especially careful while owners of the “Deux Cheaveaux”-the sardine-can, bargain-basement, basic Citroens-were running the streets-though much later I came to question who was in greater danger: the pedestrian or the driver. It was only after I leased one of these “toy cars” (put out of its misery by Citroen in the early ’90s) and took it on a drive from Paris to Limoges that I got over my love affair with it: upon meeting a truck on the 2-way highway, the wind draft created by the velocity of our two vehicles was sufficient to blow the canvas roof off the car! -literally!) But back to the night when I first heard and met Donald Byrd, who was blowing off the roof (figuratively) of the Left Bank Club known as “Au Chat qui Peche.”

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