Donald Byrd

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Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Feb 4, 2013 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Feb 4, 2013 (80)

About

Jazz and blues trumpeter whose successful album "Free Form" was released in 1962. Had a profound impact on Herbie Hancock's career and artistry.

Before Fame

He studied music at Wayne State University and went on to receive his Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Trivia

He recorded the album "Love Byrd" with one of his North Carolina Central University students.

Family Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and died in Dover, Delaware, at the age of eighty.

Associated With

He once collaborated with Thelonious Monk.