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  1. Beautiful stuff – and one of the best Donald Byrd albums of the 60s! The album is a killer all the way through – recorded with a group that Byrd maintained for 2 years, one that featured Sonny Red on alto sax, Cedar Walton on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom come together magnificently in a razor-sharp formation, mixing hardbop and soul jazz with an.
  2. Slow Drag was one of trumpeter Donald Byrd's final hard bop dates. Teamed with altoist Sonny Red, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Billy Higgins (who takes a surprise vocal on the title cut), this quintet outing features originals by Byrd, Walton and Red along with the standards "Secret Love" and "My Ideal." The music in general finds Byrd looking both backwards toward Price: $
  3. Slow Drag 2. Secret Love 3. Book's Bossa 4. Jelly Roll 5. The Loner 6. My Ideal This album better reflects the classic blue note sound than the later Black Byrd. The quality of Donald Byrd's albums would decline along with the label's fortunes in the seventies. Founder Alfred Lion would cede production chores to others, and the music Reviews:
  4. Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years contains a selection of nine tracks from Donald Byrd's mid-'60s recordings, bypassing his funkier fusions of the late '60s and early '70s. These songs -- including such numbers as "Slow Drag," "Jellyroll," "Mustang," "Blackjack" and "The Dude" -- feature the trumpeter at his grittiest and funkiest.
  5. The balance is beautiful – as fresh as the image on the cover – and the album's one that we'd rank right up there with The Phantom by Duke Pearson and Slow Drag by Donald Byrd – overlooked gems that show some great Blue Note growth in the late 60s. Titles .
  6. Slow Drag Written-By – Donald Byrd: 2: Secret Love Written-By – Webster*, Fain* 3: Book's Bossa Written-By – Cedar Walton, Walter Booker: 4: Jelly Roll Written-By – Sylvester Kyner: 5: The Loner Written-By – Cedar Walton, Ronnie Mattheys* 6: My Ideal Written-By – Robin*, Chase*, Whiting* /5(2).
  7. Slow Drag is a jazz album by trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in and released on the Blue Note label as BST Track listing "Slow Drag" (Byrd) – "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – "Book's Bossa" (Walter Booker, Walton) – "Jelly Roll" (Sonny Red Kyner) – "The Loner" (Ronnie Mathews, Walton.
  8. Album of The Day; Albums of the month; Albums of Singles of The Year. Best Releases of ; Best Releases of ; Best Releases of ; Donald Byrd Slow Drag £ Format: CD. Notes: (Rvg) Slow Drag quantity. Add to cart. Artist.

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