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Happy Birthday Donald Byrd

Happy Birthday Donald Byrd! Byrd is one of the very few jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd is also noted for his role in the early career of Herbie Hancock. Here's Donald Byrd at the Montreal Jazz Festival in '73 performing Blackbyrd.