The passing of Donald Byrd last week signals the passing of another jazz legend. Byrd’s storied career includes performing with numerous jazz icons, facing criticism for his Mizell collaborations, forming the Blackbyrds and being recognized by the Hip Hop community and having his music sampled and remade.
There are many musicians still creating fantastic music and holding their torch for jazz legends past and present. Here is some of their work. Find it, download or purchase it and enjoy!
Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle – Keep the Faith (Live)
Robert Mitchell 3io – Alberto Balsam
Vijay Iyer trio – Optimism
Nicola Conte – Mystery of You
Next Collective – Refractions in the Plastic Pulse
Ambrose Akinmusire – With Love
N’dambi – Bitter, Bitter Blue
Sonar Kollektiv Orchester – Silent Distance feat Clara Hill
Simon Toldam Trio – Hej Tro
The Kandinsky Effect – Johnny Utah
Donald Byrd – Love’s So Far Way (SoulPersona Tribute)
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