Blackjack is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4259. The CD reissue included one bonus track recorded in 1963.
Blackjack (CD, Album, RE). Blue Note. 7243 8 21286 2 5. UK & Europe. BST 84259 K. Donald Byrd.
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Blackjack is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4259.
One of three Donald Byrd albums from 1967 (the end of his hard bop period), this recording features the trumpeter/leader with altoist Sonny Red, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Billy Higgins. The six tunes (five of which are originals by Byrd or Red) are all quite obscure and to one extent or another quite explorative. One can sense that Byrd wanted to break through the boundaries and rules of hard bop but had not yet decided on his future directions.
2. West Of Pecos Lyrics. Blackjack was recorded January 9, 1967 at Van Gelder Studios with Blue Note records. It was released in March 1968. Producers Alfred Lion. Writers Donald Byrd, Mitch Farber & Sonny Red. Alto Saxophone Sonny Red.