Skip to comments.Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:04:29 AM PST by the scotsman
'Influential US jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, who performed alongside the likes of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock, has died aged 80.
The musician was a leading hard-bop trumpeter - a jazz extension of bebop - in the mid-1950s.
He later became known for his blend of soul, funk and jazz fusion.
Byrd's influence has been more recently felt thanks to hip-hop artists such as Nas, Ludacris and A Tribe Called Quest who have all sampled his recordings.'
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Great influence on so many modern musicians...
RIP. I really love a lot of is music.