In the early 1970s. Detroit born jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd moved away from his previous hard bop jazz base and began to experiment with jazz fusion. jazz funk. soul jazz. and rhythm and blues...
Teaming up with the Mizell Brothers, they produced Black Byrd, which was enormously successful and became Blue Note Records' highest-ever selling album. The Mizell Brothers followed up their success with more albums for Byrd - Places and Spaces, Steppin' Into Tomorrow and Street Lady were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3.
Another Donald Byrd production was for The 3 Pieces, a vocal trio signed to Fantasy Records. Until now the their music has been confined to their 1975 album ‘Vibes of Truth’, so it’s about time that someone took the two strongest tracks from their masterpiece and cut them onto a 45. Not only that but we got hold of the master tapes and did a special transfer just for the 45. So now you have two of the most sublime ‘70s soul dancers on our format of choice sounding better than they ever, rich soulful strings, crispy sharp drums and deep ranging bass. 1975 never sounded so good!
(added: 2010-01-20 17:22:29 )