I’ll never understand how or why with my body of work here on tumblr, no one has not bestowed the honor to edit posts with ”MUSIC” or “SPORTS” tags. Thankfully someone in the “BASKETBALL” community laced me with the privledge to tag basketball posts.
But the real point is, whoever the person is, or people are, if you read/follow and you haven’t tagged the RIP Donald Byrd post as an important MUSIC post, you should be stripped of your title and your privledges to tag any post with “MUSIC”.
The music world lost a great earlier this week when 80-year-old jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed due to unspecified causes. Byrd’s talented jazz chops saw him craft a career that included acclaimed work with genre greats John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, but it was his late-’60s and ’70s recordings for Blue Note that endeared him to a new generation of musicians with hip-hop producers finding his increasingly funky grooves irresistible sample sources. (Byrd seemed to appreciate the rap world’s endeavors, and appeared on the first of Guru’s Jazzmatazz albums in 1993.) Here’s hip-hop’s five most effective samples of Donald Byrd’s music. [Read More…]
Words by @PhilipMlynar