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Ethiopian Knights

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Released  1972
Ethiopian Knights (1971)  Black Byrd (1972)
Release date  1972
Label  Blue Note Records
Length  36:33
Artist  Donald Byrd
Producer  George Butler
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Recorded  August 25, 1971 (#1-2) August 26, 1971 (#3) A&M Studios, Los Angeles
Genres  Jazz, Jazz-funk, Jazz fusion
Similar  Donald Byrd albums, Jazz albums

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Ethiopian Knights is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Thurman Green, Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, and Joe Sample released on the Blue Note label in 1972.


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The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Even if it isn't quite as consistent as Kofi and Electric Byrd, Ethiopian Knights is another intriguing transitional effort that deepens the portrait of Byrd the acid jazz legend".

Track listing

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "The Emperor" - 15:14
  2. "Jamie" - 3:38
  3. "The Little Rasti" - 17:41


  • Donald Byrd - trumpet
  • Thurman Green - trombone
  • Harold Land - tenor saxophone
  • Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
  • Joe Sample - organ
  • Bill Henderson III - electric piano
  • Don Peake, Greg Poree (tracks 1 & 2), David T. Walker (track 3) - guitar
  • Wilton Felder - electric bass
  • Ed Greene - drums
  • Bobbye Porter Hall - congas, tambourine
  • Songs

    1The Emperor15:38
    3The Little Rasti17:41


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