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Places and Spaces

28 Feb 1997 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Feb 1997
  • Release Date: 11 Feb 1997
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 35:49
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  • ASIN: B001IQJV5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,587 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By acid_win VINE VOICE on 27 Feb 2001
Format: Audio CD
What can be said about this classic album from Donald Byrd? Certainly the collaboration with his students the Mizell brothers would ensure that this would be a different experience. Once the album Blackbyrd had been released you could see the direction that Byrd was moving in and this would be the seminal jazz-funk album of the 70's. Many others would turn to the Mizell brothers for influence including, Johnny Hammond, Roger Glenn, Gary Bartz and Bobbi Humphrey. If you love your Jazz, funky and groovy then it doesn't come much better than this.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David Johnson VINE VOICE on 21 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is quite simply the most funky,smooth, joyous and uplifting 35 minutes you are ever likely to listen to. I haven't written many reviews for Amazon recently but felt the need to come out of retirement after hearing this. This is a beautiful amalgam of searing string arrangements, soft vocals and trembling trumpet. It all fits together seamlessly to make the perfect soundtrack to a summers day or a happy moment. I can't stop bouncing up and down to the stomping,"Change." Check out the bassline on,"Dominoes," it makes the track. "You and the music," has a groove that just gets right under the skin.

I recognised this as a classic on the first listen. If everybody grew up on this the world would be a lot better place. You'll never stop listening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Aug 2014
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With a near 60-year career stretching back to 1955 (he sadly passed away in 2013) - Michigan's DONALD BYRD was smart enough to see the musical writing on the wall in the early Seventies. He jumped at the chance to move from straight-up Jazz and began a run of peerless Jazz Fusion masterpieces that Funk fans adore to this day.

Beginning with his "Black Byrd" album in 1972 on Blue Note, "Street Lady" in 1973 and "Stepping Into Tomorrow" in 1974 - he finally made his way to what I think is his bona-fide masterpiece - 1975's "Places And Spaces". Whenever a copy would turn up in Reckless (even in the early Nineties) - we'd give it pride of place on the wall - and it would last hours rather than days (priced at £30 back when thirty smackers was a huge amount to pay for a vinyl LP). And the passing decades haven't diminished its Funky impact one jot. In fact it not only stands up as a great overall listen today (2014) - but "Places And Spaces" only seems to get hipper with the passing of time.

The vinyl LP was originally released in November 1975 in the USA on Blue Note BN-LA549-G and Blue Note UAG 20001 in the UK. The 1997 CD remaster on EMI/BLUE NOTE CDP 8543262 is part of their BLUE NOTE RARE GROOVE SERIES and features a mere gatefold slip of paper as an insert. But the remaster is fabulous - full of detail - all that string and trumpet playing hitting your speakers with lovely full-bodied clarity (35:51 minutes).

The album has only 7 tracks - all of which are Trumpet Fusion Jazz (Flugelhorn too) with some intermittent scatting vocals on the chorus by KAY HEATH and the MIZELL Brothers. With the strings arranged by WADE MARCUS - songwriters LARRY and FONCE MIZELL seemed to give BYRD the fusion tunes he needed to let rip.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By riceandpeace on 19 July 2010
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Put this on and just let it play.... no review that I could write could even begin to do justice to this album. Rarely have I come across an album without fillers on but this is one, I played this everywhere I went for about a month and turned about a dozen people on to Donald Byrd....a truly brilliant album.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Music Lover on 17 Mar 2008
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This is an album that I came to fairly late (in relative terms), having heard DJ Jazzy Jeff use elements of 'Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)' and 'Places And Spaces' in the track 'A Touch Of Jazz'. Having liked the short pieces Jeff used it was relatively easy to find out what the tracks were and this naturally led to wanting to hear more of Donald Byrd. That eventually led me to this album.

This is Jazz-Funk at its very best, and as other reviewers have indicated, the production work of the Mizzel Brothers stands out. Jazz purists might be tempted to scoff at the notion of this strange hybrid, a fusion of Jazz, Funk and other elements of popular Black music, but for listeners seeking 'the groove' this album will draw you in through its sheer listenability and standard of musicianship. 'Dominoes', 'Places And Spaces', 'Music And You', there really isn't a poor track on here. Although relatively short, this is an album where the qualitative outweighs the quantative, and for those embarking on an exploration of Jazz or Jazz Funk this album is an essential purchase.
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