Donald Byrd ‎– Mustang!

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Mustang! is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, McCoy Tyner, Walter Booker, and Freddie Waits recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label in 1967 as BLP 4238. The CD reissue included two bonus tracks recorded in 1964.

“… Byrd performs high-quality straight-ahead jazz that fits the modern mainstream of the era.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
Mustang” (Sonny Red Kyner) – 8:30
Fly Little Bird Fly” (Donald Byrd) – 5:27
I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)” (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 5:54
Dixie Lee” (Donald Byrd) – 6:43
On the Trail” (Ferde Grofé) – 7:44
I’m So Excited by You” (Donald Byrd) – 5:41
Gingerbread Boy” (Jimmy Heath) – 9:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
I’m So Excited by You” [First Version] – 7:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
Recorded on November 18, 1964 (tracks 7-8) and June 24, 1966 (tracks 1-6).

Personnel:
Tracks 1-6

Donald Byrd – trumpet
Sonny Red – alto saxophone – except track 3
Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner – piano
Walter Booker – bass
Freddie Waits – drums

Tracks 7-8

Donald Byrd – trumpet
McCoy Tyner – piano
Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
Walter Booker – bass
Joe Chambers – drums

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Released: October 1967
Recorded: June 24, 1966
November: 18, 1964 (Bonus tracks)
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 39:59 original LP
56:17 CD reissue
Label: Blue Note
BLP 4238
BST 84238
Producer: Alfred Lion

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