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).
Available on vinyl only. No CD, No Digital is scheduled.
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)
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
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.