Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar – Cannes ’58


Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar – Cannes ’58

(4 customer reviews)


A never-before released Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar 1958 live recordings.
First official release with the full permission and cooperation INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel).

Donald Byrd’s residency in Paris in 1958 to study with composer Nadia Boulanger gave rise to one of the greatest bands of his career with Bobby Jaspar on tenor sax and flute, Walter Davis, Jr. on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Art Taylor on drums.
Sam Records is proud to present this previously unreleased concert by the Donald Byrd/Bobby Jaspar Quintet recorded during the evening dedicated to ‘Modern Jazz’ during the 1st and only Cannes Jazz Festival on July 11th 1958. The initiative for this festival was taken by Yvonne Blanc, a lady of good society who played the piano and lived between Paris and Cannes.
This festival was organised in partnership with the festival of Knokke-le-Zoute, in Belgium.


Flute Bop :

Long To You :

When Your Love has Gone Away :


Recorded in Cannes, France, July 11, 1958.


Donald Byrd (Trumpet)
Bobby Jaspar (Flute/Tenor saxophone)
Walter Davis Jr. (Piano)
Doug Watkins (Bass)
Art Taylor (Drums)


Side A

  • I get a Kick Out Of You (C. Porter) 8’47
  • I Could Happen To You (Burke/Van Heusen) 3’58
  • Long To You (B. Jaspar) 7’55

Side B

  • When Your Love has Gone Away (D. Byrd) 5’30
  • Flute Bop (B. Jaspar) 7’00
  • Boogie Woogie (Unknown) 6’35


Re-mastered from the original Mono Master Tapes.
Limited edition 2000 copies.
Cut by kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering.
Plated at Quality Record Pressing (QRP).
180 gr vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany.
Deluxe high-gloss flipback album jacket.
Double insert using an original photo by JP Leloir from the concert.
Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects.



Additional information

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 2 cm

4 reviews for Donald Byrd & Bobby Jaspar – Cannes ’58

  1. carlos julian martin rodriguez

    What a surprise! Sam Records has undoubtedly become a reference in the world of modern jazz. And this time he has done it again: another great vinyl for audio-phile collectors. Definitely another success for Sam Records. I have already reserved my copy and I wish I could watch the needle fall on that 180 g vinyl and also mono… a show! And at an incredible price! Congratulations friends!

  2. Carlo

    As always, Sam Records is the best.Wonderful mono sound, great remastering, super great packaging, everything is top notch. Fred is doing absolutely fantastic work!

  3. Will

    Every release by Sam Records is outstanding, so of course, one should anticipate this recording with high expectations! This will be my 6th Sam Record to date, so looking forward to spinning this baby when it arrives.

  4. Thomas

    Amazing good recording and presentation on vinyl. A fine job throughout the entire chain. The monaural sound is most preferable for this kind of music and top notch even when picked up with a stereo cartridge. All of my SAM records issues were „blind buys“ and my confidence in Fred‘s ambitious work has always been highly rewarded with wonderful releases. Thank you so much, Fred!

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