Tribute to Donald Byrd

Feb 11, 2013 10:04 pm
Overnight, from midnight to 6 a.m. Tue., Feb. 12, on free103point9 and WGXC, a special tribute to jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd died Feb. 4. From midnight to 5 a.m. tune in the jazz, the collaborations, the hip hop samples, from Byrd. Then, at 5 a.m. a 1987 interview with the jazz artist from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Byrd died Feb. 4. From Wikipedia: "Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist."