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Great hard bop, passing in 1967 from bluesy to modal, with Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and the terrific Sonny Red. The long title track is sultry and grooving; and there’s a version of the dancer Book’s Bossa.

The one-off is a Japanese issue, Toshiba-EMI.

At his peak, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in 1961. Pentecostal Feeling and the rest. Zinging outward-bound hard-bop. LP from Doxy.

1961 session with Pepper Adams and Herbie Hancock. Kicks off with I’m An Old Cowhand… always a winner.

Ace, key DB. ‘The perfect bridge between his spacey late-60s attempts to mimic Miles, and his tighter early-70s jazz-funk with the Mizells.’ Trumpet-tenor-flute; Duke Pearson on electric piano.

With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan, Tommy Flanagan and Elvin Jones.

Vinyl debut of 1964 Blue Note recordings — Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones and co in amongst resplendent Nigerian drumming. Around thirteen minutes of classic Pharoah and Alice Coltrane vibes, each side.

Duke Pearson (piano), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Walter Perkins (drums).

Brilliant Donald Byrd production, with Backed Up Against The Wall.