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Donald Byrd

Renowned artist Donald Byrd died the other week and Blue Note paid tribute to him by posting his concert from the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival on SoundCloud and allowed fans to listen to it for free. I love the accompanying notes that label president Don Was wrote for the release. Listen here.

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My favourite Donald Byrd album – Spaces And Places

Donald Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, he had an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock. More culture related content here.


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Consumer behaviour

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How to

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Mindshare – The Global Media Network – Vine, Video Sharing by Twitter


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Digital Media Strategies: Dennis Publishing and New Scientist on evolving consumer publishing | TheMediaBriefing – interesting how Dennis was moving away from InDesign

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