Donald Byrd – Slow Drag (1967)

There is a refreshing summery spontaneity about this 1967 release, set in motion by the loose-limbed opening title track featuring a scene stealing spoken ad-lib by drummer Billy Higgins, onward through a tumbling run-through of 'Secret Love' where Donald Byrd fires scattergun runs during the verses. 'Book's Bossa' unwinds gradually, the herky-jerky 'Jelly Roll' hops … Continue reading Donald Byrd – Slow Drag (1967)