Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights (1971) {Blue Note}
Donald Byrd – Ethiopian Knights (1971) {Blue Note}
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Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

“Right from the stop-start bass groove that opens “The Emperor,” it’s immediately clear that Ethiopian Knights is more indebted to funk — not just funky jazz, but the straight-up James Brown/Sly Stone variety — than any previous Donald Byrd project. And, like a true funk band, Byrd and his group work the same driving, polyrhythmic grooves over and over, making rhythm the focal point of the music. Although the musicians do improvise, their main objective is to keep the grooves pumping, using their solos more to create texture than harmonic complexity.”