25
Feb
13

Donald Byrd 1932-2013…the lost demo.

I’m late to the memorial party but in case you missed it…”Mr. Spaces and Places/Rock Creek Park” himself moved on about 3 weeks ago to that eternal jazz combo on the other side. In 1996/97 the Poisoned Ivy crew had the pleasure to get down with him on a jazz hip hop project. How crazy is it that while rummaging through my drawers (desk drawer you wierdos!), I stumble upon the original demo tape…unplayed, for a good 16 or 17 years. Better than saying something drippy and cliche I figured I’d treat you to a real honest to goodness Lost Tape, a gem, a piece of history… The Donald Byrd Hip Hop Reflections Project. The beginning is seriously moving to say the least. I left it uncut but it’s really 3 or 4 distinct pieces but it flows nicely as a whole.

It was an honor to have pressed record for that brother a time or two.

R.I.P.

Donald Byrd Hip Hop Reflections Project (feat. Rush N Rule it)


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