Ethiopian Knights [lp] - Vinyl

By: Donald Byrd

Ethiopian Knights [lp] - Vinyl
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Over two days in August 1971, Donald Byrd brought a powerful band into A&M Studios in Los Angeles to record the jazz-funk exploration Ethiopian Knights, continuing his evolution from top-flight hard bop trumpeter to pioneer of R&B/funk fusion. Consisting of just three tracksYthe extended funk workouts YThe EmperorY and YThe Little RastiY with the cleanser YJamieY in betweenYthe album preceded his Mizell Bros produced fusion masterpiece Black Byrd, and featured stand-out contributions from tenor saxophonist Harold Land and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, along with keyboardists Joe Sample and Bill Henderson III, guitarists Don Peake, Greg Poree, and David T. Walker, bassist Wilton Felder, drummer Ed Greene, and percussionist Bobbye Porter Hall.

This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


  1. The Emperor (Side A)
  2. Jamie (Side A)
  3. The Little Rasti (Side B)

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