Donald Byrd – Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill

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Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded at Steve Fassett’s Home on Beacon Hill in Boston in 1956 and originally released on Tom Wilson’s Transition label in 1957.

Track listing:
“Little Rock Getaway” (Joe Sullivan) – 7:04
“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 7:20
“People Will Say We’re in Love” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 3:39
“If I Love Again” (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) – 4:41
“What’s New?” (Burke, Bob Haggart) – 5:02
“Stella by Starlight” (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:42

Donald Byrd – trumpet
Ray Santisi – piano
Doug Watkins – bass
Jimmy Zitano – drums


Released: 1957
Recorded: May 7, 1956
Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 31:28
Label: Transition
Producer: Tom Wilson