Donald Byrd

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United States, Trumpeter
December 9, 1932February, 4, 2013.

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.

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