Thursday, February 07, 2013

RIP Donald Byrd

The influential jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died on Monday at the age of 80, his nephew has said.

Alex Bugnon, a jazz pianist, reported his uncle's death on Thursday, though it has yet to be confirmed.

Bugnon wrote on his own Facebook page: "Donald passed away Monday in Delaware, where he lived. His funeral will be held in Detroit sometime next week. I have no more patience for this unnecessary shroud of secrecy placed over his death by certain members of his immediate family. "

Confirmed or not, the jazz radio station here reported it and played his music all day.



Bob said...

a great one.

Carrie said...

I beat you to it, for a posting first. I thought you would be all over this artist. It was rather hard to find any live videos on You Tube, though. Lots of music with album covers.