Don Byas

The Don Byas Collection: 1939-61

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The Don Byas Collection: 1939-61 is a hefty two-disc anthology that brings together tracks recorded by the influential jazz tenor saxophonist from throughout his career. Byas was a highly regarded musician in his day, with prodigious talents that bridged the gap between swing music and bebop. Here we get a cross section of his recordings, running the gamut from big-band to small-group jazz.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:32
2 3:02
3 2:24
4 2:17
5 2:56
6 3:08
7 4:42
8 3:01
9 2:58
10
2:59
11 2:59
12 3:11
13 2:50
14 2:50
15 3:02
16 3:09
17 2:53
18 2:58
19
3:11
20
feat: Slam Stewart
4:55
21 3:11
22 3:08
23 2:45
24 2:48
25 3:14

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:02
2 2:58
3 3:17
4 3:03
5 4:33
6 2:41
7 3:01
8 2:58
9 2:53
10 3:09
11 2:56
12 3:07
13 2:41
14 3:11
15 2:30
16 2:37
17 2:42
18 2:47
19 3:11
20 4:09
21 7:57
22 4:46
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