Detroit’s legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd would have have turned on 85 this past February 4th, so we’re taking a look back at his extensive catalog of work stretching from the 1950s all the way to today dialing in on his influential 1970s jazz / funk fusion records. Listen in as CultureShift correspondent Ryan Patrick Hooper digs into the life and legacy of Byrd with WDET producer/engineer, jazz scholar and Will Sessions band leader Sam Beaubian.
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