Fida Find – Kofi, A Jazz Album

Another Friday, another find.  Since Kofi means “boy born on Friday”, we couldn’t resist yet another item of that name.

Kofi is a 1969 jazz album by jazz musician Donald Byrd from Detroit, USA. This one is for you teenage jazz lovers and musicians!
 

Album cover of Kofi, artist Donald Byrd

via intotherhythm.blogspot.com.


 
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (born 1932) 1s a music scholar and trumpeter who has played with many of the most acclaimed jazz artists, including Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock

Three of the five tracks on the album Kofi are very evocative of Ghana – perhaps inspired by the artist’s visit?

Another album, Byrd in Flight, has a track called Ghana which happens to be the one we bloggers here like best

You’ll find them on Youtube:

Kofi

Fufu

Elmina

Ghana

We’re not even going to attempt to review them.  Just enjoy.

The players on the album Kofi are listed here.

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