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Caricatures (Donald Byrd album)

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Released  1976
Artist  Donald Byrd
Producer  Mizell Brothers
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  April–May, 1976
Release date  1976
Label  Blue Note Records
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Caricatures is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1976. It was Byrd's final album for the label and his fifth straight release produced by Larry Mizell.

Contents

Donald byrd wild life


Reception

The Allmusic review by Rob Theakston awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Caricatures serves its primary purpose of being a jazz fusion record to make both people dance and purists wince at the notion that jazz can fuse with other elements and achieve success". This comes across as a negative but indeed Byrd had been creating jazz to cross over to other audiences as early as his seminal 1963 release "A New Perspective". This album has a slicker, more produced feel to it than his previous '70s albums but contains fine performances from Patrice Rushen, John Rowin and Scott Edwards.

Track listing

All compositions by Larry Mizell Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Dance Band" (Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell) - 6:13
  2. "Wild Life" (Mizell, Mizell) - 5:59
  3. "Caricatures" - 5:10
  4. "Science Funktion" (Mizell, Mizell) 4:50
  5. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson) - 4:43
  6. "Return of the King" (Mizell, Mizell) - 4:51
  7. "Onward 'Til Morning" - 3:47
  8. "Tell Me" (Donald Byrd, Larry Mizell) - 4:20
  • Recorded at The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, California in April–May, 1976
  • Personnel

  • Donald Byrd - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Oscar Brashear - trumpet
  • George Bohanon - trombone
  • Gary Bartz, Ernie Watts - saxophones
  • Jerry Peters, Patrice Rushen, Skip Scarborough - keyboards
  • Fonce Mizell - keyboards, trumpet, backing vocals
  • John Rowin, Bernard Beloyd Taylor, David T. Walker - guitar
  • Scott Edwards (tracks 2-8), James Jamerson (track 1) - electric bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon (tracks 1-5), Harvey Mason (track 1) - drums
  • Mayuto Correa, Stephanie Spruill - percussion
  • Mildred Lane (tracks 2 & 5), Kay Haith (tracks 3 & 7) - lead vocals
  • Theresa Mitchell, Vernessa Mitchell, Larry Mizell - backing vocals
  • Wade Marcus - string arrangement
  • Unidentified strings
  • Songs

    1Dance Band6:14
    2Wild Life6:00
    3Caricatures5:11

    References

    Caricatures (Donald Byrd album) Wikipedia


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