R.I.P. Donald Byrd

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R.I.P. Donald Byrd

02/07/2013 - 7:27pm

Lenendary trumpet player Donald Byrd passed away earlier this week at the age of 80. Not only did he leave behind an extensive Jazz/Blues catalogue but also the work of countless hip-hop tracks that sampled his music. You may be familar with this record: 

DJ Evil Dee sampled "Wing Parade" for the classic Black Moon record:

Other artists who have sampled Donald: Naughty By Nature, Action Bronson, Public Enemy, Common, Nas, Madlib, A Tribe Called Quest, 2Pac and the late great J Dilla, who woulda turned 39 today. R.I.P. to Dilla & Donald!


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Posted by Shane Gill