Jaki Byard

Jaki Byard

Real Name:
John Arthur Byard, Jr.
Profile:
American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and educator. Byard was born on June 15, 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Primarily a pianist, Byard recorded on a number of different instruments and was considered to be an accomplished alto and tenor saxophonist, though he also played organ, guitar, bass and several other instruments. He recorded or performed with numerous bands, though was primarily heard as a leader or soloist after the mid-1960s. He recorded extensively for Prestige as a leader and led sessions for a number of different labels in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan. Byard also led a big band called The Apollo Stompers, making several recordings with them. He appeared on duo piano recordings with Earl Hines, Howard Riley and Tommy Flanagan (the latter released posthumously). His most important work as a sidemen was with Charles Mingus, especially the 1964 sextet that toured the U.S.A. and Europe. The pianist was also a renowned jazz educator who taught at the New England Conservatory of Music. Byard was found dead in his home on February 11, 1999 in the Hollis section of Queens in New York, New York, USA. He was initially thought to have suffered a stroke, but it was determined that he was shot to death with a small caliber weapon. This homicide remains unsolved.
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Jaki Byard Discography

Albums

Jaki Byard Here's Jaki (Album) New Jazz US 1961 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Hi-Fly (Album) New Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Out Front! (Album) Prestige US 1965 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Freedom Together! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1966 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard On The Spot! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1967 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Jaki Byard With Strings! (Album) Prestige US 1968 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Solo Piano (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard The Jaki Byard Experience (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
FUTURA GER 29, GER 29, FUT 2036 Jaki Byard Live At The Jazz'Inn(LP, Album) Futura Records (2), Futura Records (2), Futura Records (2) FUTURA GER 29, GER 29, FUT 2036 France 1971 Sell This Version
Jaky Byard* Parisian Solos (Album) Futura Records (2), Futura Records (2) France 1971 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard There'll Be Some Changes Made (Album) Muse Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Earl Hines / Jaki Byard Earl Hines / Jaki Byard - MPS Jazz Time Vol. II (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1975 Sell This Version
LDX 74600 Jaki Byard Flight Of The Fly(LP, Album) Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74600 France 1975 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Blues For Smoke (Album) Candid Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Jaki Byard Family Man (Album) Muse Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Ran Blake - Jaki Byard Ran Blake - Jaki Byard - Improvisations (Album) Soul Note Italy 1982 Sell This Version
SN 1025 Jaki Byard To Them - To Us(LP, Album) Soul Note SN 1025 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
ST-259 Jordan Sandke + Jaki Byard & Co. / Featuring Milt Hinton Jordan Sandke + Jaki Byard & Co. / Featuring Milt Hinton - Rhythm Is Our Business(LP, Album) Stash Records ST-259 US 1986 Sell This Version
LR133 Jaki Byard / Howard Riley Jaki Byard / Howard Riley - Live At The Royal Festival Hall(LP, Album) Leo Records LR133 UK 1987 Sell This Version
W 102 Earl Hines - Teddy Wilson - John Lewis (2) - Lennie Tristano - Bill Evans - Jaki Byard Earl Hines - Teddy Wilson - John Lewis (2) - Lennie Tristano - Bill Evans - Jaki Byard - Piano Summit(LP, Album) Philology, Musica Jazz W 102 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
CCD-4511 Jaki Byard Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Seventeen(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4511 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CJR 1052 Chuck Florence Quartet ,Featuring Jaki Byard ,With Alan Dawson ,And Clipper Anderson Chuck Florence Quartet ,Featuring Jaki Byard ,With Alan Dawson ,And Clipper Anderson - Home On The Range(CD, Album) Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1052 US 1992 Sell This Version
JUST 98-2 Michael Marcus Meets Jaki Byard Michael Marcus Meets Jaki Byard - This Happening(CD, Album) Justin Time JUST 98-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
JFP 003 Jaki Byard Trio* July in Paris(CD) Jazz Friends Productions JFP 003 France 1999 Sell This Version
HCD 7169 Jaki Byard Sunshine Of My Soul: Live At The Keystone Korner(CD, Album) HighNote HCD 7169 US 2007 Sell This Version