22 June 2013

Jaki Byard Trio-Live at the Jazz Inn, (Futura, LP, Ger 29, 1971)


' Small contribution to the OP Futura thread ...

Here's a Lesser Known record by the great Jaki Byard , too often unjustly remembered Solely as a Mingus side Man.
his Tenure with Mingus was relatively Short , theres a lot more to him than that, he was one of the most interesting 'Mainstream 'jazz pianists of his day!

Byard's string of eclectic adventurous records for Prestige in the 60's are magnificent, as is his later post 70's oeuvre , for labels as diverse as Muse, Concord ,Soul Note,and Leo...

He also plays Alto sax on 3 tracks here, astoundingly playing Fractured Tayloresque runs on Piano ,and  simultaneously scrabbly  Japan in a dishpan like Alto on the 'Garnering ,a bit Free Suite for Paris'..

Byards was a masterfully executed flawlessly inventive Technique which effectively synthesizes, Stride, Earl Hines ,so called Trumpet Style, Bud Powell and Free Jazz.

 Byard Also loved Piano duets, recording great ones with Howard Riley, Earl Hines, and Ran Blake....and Tommy Flanagan(see comments)
He  recorded a solo album for Futura , 'Parisian Solos'which has been reissued and can be found here its great!

Enjoy!




21 comments:

SOTISE said...

FLAC
ttp://www26.zippyshare.com/v/71517963/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/12475228/file.html

rebf942 said...

This looks good - but the h has fallen off http for the first file, and I can't find any way to download without it.

boogieman said...

Copy-paste and add the h in front. It works.
With thanks to Sotise. Byard has always been among my fav' pianists (Stanley Cowell being the other one).

ritzbird said...

Thanks for this, I love jaki's playing so this is a real treat.

Mutha Klanger said...

magic stuff, Sotise. thanks. very much looking forward to hearing this one.

btw, the recently issued set with Tommy Flanagan is well worth a punt too...

Tommy Flanagan / Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44063#.UcXiD5zNm_A

Anonymous said...

much gratitude

SOTISE said...

rebf942
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/71517963/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/12475228/file.html



Boogieman , me too Cowell's great!

rm said...

thank you very much!!

SOTISE said...

Thanks MuthaKlanger,
and you or anyone ought to check out
'feathers with Jaki' Byard plus Howard Rileys regular Trio of the day
http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/feathers-with-jaki-mr0000318869

Nick said...

Thanks Sotise

Andy said...

Byard's death

upkerry14 said...

thanks, I haven't heard this one.

SOTISE said...

thanks Andy i had heard there was conjecture about his death , and that it was possibly Suicide.

Anonymous said...

beautiful cover art and beautiful music.
thanks much, Sotise!

Igor

davide said...

Thanks for Jacki!

Igor said...

Thanks a lot for this out of reach Futura rip, Sotise.
Fine job, btw. No hissing, popping or clicking at all.

Wallofsound said...

Byard is a favourite in the wallofsound listening room, too.

rebf942 said...

Many thanks Sotise.

Newk said...

Thanks so much for this! I collect and listen to just about everything Byard touched, even the albums I'm not that into. Just something about his approach...

rowgatien said...

Thank you !

Blues With A Feeling! said...

Looking for Earl Hines & Jaki Byard - DUET record.