Blue Note releases previously unissued Donald Byrd live recording
That summer, Byrd had just released his hit crossover fusion album Black Byrd, the first of his successful collaborations with producer Larry Mizell.
In this live performance, Byrd led a 10-piece band that included Larry Mizell on synthesizers, Fonce Mizell on trumpet and vocals, Allan Barnes on tenor saxophone and flute, Nathan Davis on soprano and tenor saxophone, Kevin Toney on electric piano, Barney Perry on electric guitar, Henry Franklin on electric bass, Keith Killgo on drums, and Ray Armando on congas and percussion.
The set list includes several unrecorded Byrd originals like The East, Kwame and Poco-Mania, as well as Larry Mizell’s Black Byrd and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s You’ve Got It Bad Girl.
Here’s the track listing:
- Black Byrd
- You’ve Got It Bad Girl
- The East
Donald Byrd’sLive: Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux will be released Dec. 9, 2022, via Blue Note.