NEW RELEASES: Marquis Hill: Musician

“Yeah, it's a Donald Byrd record called “Off To The Races” - Blue Note release.I want to say maybe the late 50s. But for me, it was one of the first records that really exposed me to Donald Byrd’s sound and he's one of my major influences his clarity and his ideas and his shapes.And also on that record Coltrane is featured - he’s on the project as well. And you know, his sound is powerful and I'm a huge fan of Coltrane as well.So that's one of my favourite Donald Byrd records - the first one that came to mind when you asked me,yeah.”Marquis Hill: Nate Holden Performing Arts Centre, Los Angeles, 19th October 2019Donald Byrd: {quote}Off To The Races{quote} - released 1959Marquis Hill
Marquis Hill: Musician, Donald Byrd: Off To The Races

 

“Yeah, it's a Donald Byrd record called “Off To The Races” - Blue Note release. 

I want to say maybe the late 50s. But for me, it was one of the first records that really exposed me to Donald Byrd’s sound and he's one of my major influences his clarity and his ideas and his shapes. 

And also on that record Coltrane is featured - he’s on the project as well. And you know, his sound is powerful and I'm a huge fan of Coltrane as well. 

So that's one of my favourite Donald Byrd records - the first one that came to mind when you asked me,yeah.” 

Marquis Hill: Nate Holden Performing Arts Centre,  

Los Angeles, 19th October 2019 

Donald Byrd: "Off To The Races" - released 1959 

Marquis Hill