BBC radio DJ Gilles Peterson pays homage to the late Donald Byrd in his first tribute mix.
First things first, RIP Donald Byrd. Born Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, he was a legend in not long bebop and jazz, but also one of the pioneers of the soul/jazz fusion of the late 60s/early 70s. Being the music connoisseur that he is, Gilles Peterson knows this all too well and has decided to put together a mix for the great man. There are thirteen tracks altogether with the title Part 1 – The Acoustic Years, including my personal favourite, Ghana.
Stream it below.