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Don Byas

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Biography

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One of the greatest of all tenor players, Don Byas' decision to move permanently to Europe in 1946 resulted in him being vastly underrated in jazz history books. His knowledge of chords rivalled Coleman Hawkins, and, due to their similarity in tones, Byas can be considered an extension of the elder tenor. He played with many top swing bands, including those of Lionel Hampton (1935), Buck Clayton (1936), Don Redman, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk (1939-1940), and most importantly Count Basie (1941-1943). An advanced swing stylist, Byas' playing looked toward bop. He jammed at Minton's Playhouse in the early '40s, appeared on 52nd Street with Dizzy Gillespie, and performed a pair of stunning duets with bassist Slam Stewart at a 1944 Town Hall concert. After recording extensively during 1945-1946 (often as a leader), Byas went to Europe with Don Redman's band, and (with the exception of a 1970 appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival) never came back to the U.S. He lived in France, the Netherlands, and Denmark; often appeared at festivals; and worked steadily. Whenever American players were touring, they would ask for Byas, who had opportunities to perform with Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz at the Philharmonic (including a recorded tenor battle with Hawkins and Stan Getz), Art Blakey, and (on a 1968 recording) Ben Webster. Byas also recorded often in the 1950s, but was largely forgotten in the U.S. by the time of his death.

Title: Be-Bop

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Jazz Ballads 05 (Disc 1)

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Foundations Vol. 20

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Walkin'

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Blues, Jazz, Bop

Title: Slammin' Around

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Aalon

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Autumn Leaves

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: A Night In Tunisia

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Blues, Jazz, Bop

Title: Tenor Giant

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Midnight At Minton's

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Come Down

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz In Paris: Laura

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Essential Jazz Masters

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz In Paris - Laura

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Don Byas

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: 1947-1951

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Body and Soul

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: All The Best

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Ballads 05 (Disc 2)

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Riffin' and Jivin'

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: All the Things You Are

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Billie's Bounce

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Man I Love (Live)

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moon Nocturne

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz In Paris - Bebop

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Best of Byas 1938-49

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Dark Eyes

Artist: Don Byas

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: 100 Swing for Dance

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cool Jazz 2

Genre: Jazz

Title: "P", Cole Porter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Traveling

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Roots of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Paris Jazz Sounds

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Autumn

Genre: Jazz

Title: V-Disc Era 1943-1949

Genre: Pop

Title: The Commodore Story

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Jazz Saxophone

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tenor Sax Titans

Genre: Jazz

Title: Harlem Station

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz-Club Tenor Sax

Genre: Jazz

Title: Saxophone Ballads

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz District Bebop

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Greatest Hits

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie

Genre: Jazz, Latin, Bop

Title: Birth of Be-Bop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre:

Title: Sax Greats

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Small Group

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Timme's Treasures

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Kikizome Jazz 7

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Atmosphere

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie

Genre: Jazz

Title: American Ballads

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

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