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Don Byas April 25, 1970

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise 00:10:40
2 Orgasm 00:06:51
3 Don't Blame Me 00:09:39
4 Autumn Leaves 00:09:11
5 Darn That Dream 00:11:20
6 Billie's Bounce 00:15:04
7 But Not For Me 00:08:20
8 I Can't Get Started 00:09:07
genre: Swing, bop, mainstream
Recording Date: 
1970-04-25
Leader(s): 
Don Byas
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Don Byas
Personnel: 
Rein De Graaff
Personnel: 
Frank Noya
Personnel: 
Eric Ineke
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
session_privaet
Venue Name: 
Zodiac
Venue Location: 
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Session Details: 

A recording of this exists at the Musice Center for the Netherlands: http://catalogus.mcn.nl/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=303199

We received the track play times from that copy. In addition to the musical tracks, there are tracks of stage patter, chatter and an introduction of band members. Since this is neither spoken word nor musical, I will just list the tracklengths and where they occur below:

Before track #1: 00:00:34 of chatter

Between Tracks #2 & #3: 00:01:21 of chatter


Between tracks #4 & #5: 00:01:10 of chatter

Track #7: The archivist at Music Center notes that the last 00:14 of this track is a Byas solo, where he plays the ending theme of Dizzy Gillespie's tune "Bebop" as played originally by Charlie Parker.

Between Tracks #7 & #8: 00:00:29 of Band Member introduction

 

Hazavoet lists all these tracks as occurring during the same live concert at Zodiac in Amstelveen. The archivist who has the copy of the recording, however, indicates that the two sides of the album are of very different sound qualities and since the only band introduction is on the second side, he said he could not be certain that they occurred during the same session with the same personnel.

 

-JS

Sources: 
CJ Hazavoet, Music Center of the Netherlands (archived recording)