The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4007 – Previous | Next MusiciansDonald Byrd (tp), Jackie McLean (as), Pepper Adams (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Taylor (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Joe Goldberg Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 21, 1958. Originally released March 1959 Date(s) first heard: … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)

The Blue Note 4000 Listening Project

Updated 1/25/21 Rationale Like many jazz obsessives, I consider Blue Note's '50s and '60s LP catalog to be the pinnacle of the art form. And I say this referring strictly to the music. [Blue Note should make any "Greatest Jazz Discography" short list because of either Rudy Van Gelder or Reid Miles alone, but that's … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Listening Project