由唐纳．伯德所率领的五人团对1958年7月第一届也是仅有的一届坎城爵士音乐节上的法国乐迷而言是相当陌生的，他们或许知道小喇叭手唐纳．伯德填补了Kenny Dorham在爵士信使乐团的空缺，而Doug Watkins是乐团的贝斯手；钢琴手Walter Davis Jr.跟随查理．帕克时年仅十八。唯有长笛兼萨克斯风手Bobby Jasper因曾在J.J. Johnson、迈尔．戴维斯团中待过，所以法国乐迷对他较为熟悉。
「Parisan Thoroughfare」是唐纳．伯德继七月的成功演出后在10月22日於巴黎奥林匹亚的另一场演奏会的录音，算是「Byrd In Paris」的第二部份。不论开场与结尾曲"Salt Peanuts"或标题曲"Parisan Thoroughfare"，萨克斯风和小喇叭的竞奏都是重头戏甚是精彩。缓慢的小喇叭加上钢琴表现出"Star Dust"的忧鬱，进行到"52nd Street Theme"又彷彿走在纽约繁华目不暇给的五十二街。整场音乐会听完巴黎人一定意犹未尽，而我们必然恨不得置身1958年10月22日的巴黎奥林匹亚现场。
唐纳伯德 / 巴黎大道 Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare
系列：爵士巴黎系列 Jazz in Paris
低价版 / CD / 1 片装
Byrd in Paris（Gitanes Jazz Production，1958）
Jazz in Paris: Parisian Thoroughfare（Gitanes Jazz Production，1958）
这两张专辑本为同一天现场录音，因为长度关係分为两张唱片，由Brunswick发行，故合并介绍较为适合。虽然是在法国巴黎演奏的作品，不过除了萨克斯风手Bobby Jaspar为比利时人之外，Walter Davis Jr.（钢琴）、Doug Watkins（贝斯）与Art Taylor（鼓）都是不折不扣的美国乐手。虽然CD重制转录的效果并不理想，Walter Davis Jr.的琴音听起来尤为稀薄，但此一乐团好似职棒大联盟明星球员，虎虎生风地演奏咆勃乐，高手过招，绝无冷场，听来仍是过癮。几首较长的作品如「Parisian Thoroughfare」、「Dear Old Stockholm」、「Paul's Pal」与「The Blues Walk
从拜尔德在巴黎的现场录音，特别是詮释不同曲子的手法，不难听出他想要建立自我风格的野心。从咆勃与摇摆乐过渡到精纯咆勃乐，拜尔德深受这些与他同台表演乐手，尤其是Bobby Jaspar Walter Davis Jr.的啟发，吹得比以前更奔放，即兴延伸也很有深度。回到美国之后，拜尔德在「蓝调之音」发行了首张专辑Off to The Races，从此开展他演奏生涯的第一个高峰期。
Review by Scott Yanow
The second of two CDs that document a Paris concert by trumpeter Donald Byrd also features Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor. Other than Byrd's "At This Time" and Davis' "Formidable," the quintet sticks to bop standards, many of which are quite concise and clock in around three minutes. Longer versions of "Parisian Thoroughfare" (a highpoint) and "52nd Street Theme" are exceptions. This spirited bop-oriented music is the equal of the first volume.
Label:Gitanes Jazz Productions – 833 995-2, Universal – 833 995-2, EmArcy – 833 995-2
Series:Jazz In Paris – 5
Format:CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Record Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions
Year Released: 2000
Album Covers: Included
Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor's degree in music from Wayne State University and a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, replacing Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956 he performed with a wide variety of highly regarded jazz musicians, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonious Monk. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy's tragic death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, he moved away from his previous hard-bop jazz base and began to record jazz fusion, Jazz-funk, soul-Jazz, and rhythm and blues. Teaming up with the Mizell Brothers, they produced Black Byrd, which was enormously successful and became Blue Note Records' highest-ever selling album. The Mizell Brothers follow-up production albums for Byrd, Places and Spaces, Steppin' Into Tomorrow and Street Lady were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3.
In 1993, Byrd teamed up with Gang Starr MC Guru for the track "Loungin'" on the Jazzmatazz project.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, and Oberlin College. In 1974 he created the Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm" and "Blackbyrds Theme".
Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.
01. Salt Peanuts - Donald Byrd & Dizzy Gillespie
02. Parisian Thoroughfare - Donald Byrd & Bud Powell
03. Stardust - Donald Byrd & Michell Parish
04. 52nd Street Theme - Donald Byrd & Thelonious Monk
05. At This Time - Donald Byrd
06. Formidable - Donald Byrd & Walter Davis
07. Two-Bass Hit - Donald Byrd & Dizzy Gillespie
08. Salt Peanuts - Donald Byrd & Dizzy Gillespie