Ground breaking album from 1973, one of the first jazz-funk albums and the biggest seller on Blue note at that time. Produced by Larry Mizell this introduced a new sound featuring an all star cast Inc Harvey Mason, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder etc topped by Donald’s brilliant trumpet playing. ‘Flight Time’, ‘BlackByrd’, ‘Love’s So Far Away’ and ‘Mr Thomas’ have that ‘Mizell’ stamp all over them, and are brilliant early jazz funk groovers. The mellow ‘Sky High’ and ‘Where Are We Going’ are equally good. One of the all time great jazz funk albums.
01 Flight Time by Donald Byrd
02 Black Byrd by Donald Byrd
03 Love’s So Far Away by Donald Byrd
04 Mr. Thomas by Donald Byrd
05 Sky High by Donald Byrd
06 Slop Jar Blues by Donald Byrd
07 Where Are We Going? by Donald Byrd