“Loungin'” w/ Trumpeter Don Byrd and Rapper Guru

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II  passed away recently. He was 80 years old. A hard-bop trumpeter, Donald Byrd was never afraid to embrace popular music, with excellent results. If you’re a fan of Chris Botti or Rick Braun or other smooth-jazz types of players, check out Don Byrd. A good place to start is the Best of Don Byrd.

Here he is with rapper Guru, throwing down some horn improv on the tune Loungin.

RIP, Mr. Byrd. Thanks for the music!

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