Classic Album Sundays and Jazz Café’s fledgling series, Kind Of New, kicks off in February with the performances of Donald Byrd’s jazz funk opus Black Byrd.
Performed by Grammy nominated Yussef Kamaal and Daymé Arocena trumpet player Yelfris Valdés,
Black Byrd was Byrd’s first and arguably most lauded release on Blue Note with a poppy style that grew his fanbase exponentially across the globe, featuring memorable tracks like ‘Flight Time’ and ‘Love’s So Far Away’.
Trumpet: Yelfris Valdés (Yussef Kamaal, Daymé Arocena)
Keys: Nathan Britton
Drums: Dario Congedo
Bass: Mikele Montolli
Trombone: Nathaniel Cross
Tube: Theon Cross
Guitar: Christian Mendoza