Editors’ Notes After releasing a pair of funky fusion albums on his own, former hard-bopping trumpeter Donald Byrd teamed up with Larry Mizell and his Motown hitmaker brother, Fonce, for one of the best groove-jazz albums of all time. Breezy and often quite beautiful, this radio-friendly 1973 release is full of wicked guitar riffing, buttery vocals, science-fiction synths, and, of course, first-class trumpet playing. Get down and dirty with "Slop Jar Blues" or croon along with the socially conscious "Where Are We Going?"

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Flight Time
1
8:31
 
Black Byrd
2
7:22
 
Love's So Far Away
3
6:03
 
Mr. Thomas
4
5:05
 
Sky High
5
5:57
 
Slop Jar Blues
6
5:40
 
Where Are We Going?
7
4:37
 

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