Donald Byrd R.I.P

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
(December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013)

Donald Byrd dies..

The influential jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died on Monday at the age of 80, his nephew has said.

Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.