Teamed on Fuego with altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Duke Pearson, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Lex Humphries, Donald Byrd plays six of his originals with the most memorable ones being the title track, "Funky Mama," and "Amen." An above average hard bop set that still sounds fresh years later.
Donald Byrd Quintet
Donald Byrd (pocket-tp) Jackie McLean (as) Duke Pearson (p) Doug Watkins (b) Lex Humphries (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 1959
02 Bup a Loup
03 Funky Mama
04 Low Life