- Released: January 27, 2010
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Savoy Jazz
Description by OLDIES.com:
Donald Byrd's Savoy sides featuring Frank Foster, John Jenkins, Hank Jones, Kenny Clarke, Curtis Fuller and Tommy Flanagan. An installment in Savoy's Timeless series, featuring 20-bit digital remasters from the original session master tapes!
- 1.Long Green
- 2.Star Eyes
- 3.Someone To Watch Over Me
Personnel: Donald Byrd (trumpet); John Jenkins (alto saxophone); Frank Foster (tenor saxophone); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan (piano); Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins (bass); Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor (drums).
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1955 & 1957. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Savoy's Timeless series.
Personnel: Donald Byrd (trumpet); John Jenkins (alto saxophone); Frank Foster (tenor saxophone); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Hank Jones , Tommy Flanagan (piano); Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor (drums).
Recording information: Rudy Van Gelder's Studio, Hackensack, NJ (09/29/1955-09/10/1957).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Timeless Donald Byrd combines most of the trumpeter's 1955 Savoy session Byrd's Word and two tracks from alto saxophonist John Jenkins' 1957 Savoy release Jazz Eyes. Both albums are solid examples of mid-'50s mainstream jazz and represent both artists well. Given that these albums go in and out of print, the Timeless compilations are welcome additions to the artists' catalogs, though diehards will still want to seek out the original albums. ~ Matt Collar