R.I.P. Donald Byrd (1932-2013)

Donald Byrd  (born in Detroit, MI) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist. Donald Byrd passed away on Monday due to causes not yet revealed. He was 80 years old.

 

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<p>Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 - February 4, 2013)<br /><br />

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