JAKI BYARD

Hard Bop / Post Bop / Big Band / Stride Piano • United States
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A musician that has spanned the generations of Jazz is Jaki Byard. Jaki Byard was born John Arthur Byard, Jr. on June 15, 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His father was a member of the marching hands at the turn of the 20th century and played the trombone. His mother played the piano for the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church (AME). His maternal grandmother played the piano for the silent picture shows (visual movies without sound before "talking movies" were invented). It was on that piano that Jaki began his musical odyssey. When he was 8 years old, he started taking piano lessons from a piano teacher named Grace Johnson. The swing rhythm of the time and the lure of the big bands inspired Jaki throughout most of his career.

At the age of 16, he played his first professional engagement. During WW II, Jaki was drafted into the army, but with
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JAKI BYARD Here's Jaki album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Here's Jaki
Hard Bop 1961
JAKI BYARD Hi-Fly album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Hi-Fly
Hard Bop 1962
JAKI BYARD Out Front! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Out Front!
Hard Bop 1965
JAKI BYARD Freedom Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Freedom Together
Hard Bop 1966
JAKI BYARD On the Spot! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On the Spot!
Hard Bop 1967
JAKI BYARD With Strings! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Strings!
Hard Bop 1968
JAKI BYARD Sunshine of My Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine of My Soul
Post Bop 1968
JAKI BYARD The Jaki Byard Experience album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Jaki Byard Experience
Hard Bop 1969
JAKI BYARD Solo Piano (aka Solo/Strings) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano (aka Solo/Strings)
Hard Bop 1969
JAKI BYARD Parisian Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Parisian Solos
Hard Bop 1971
JAKI BYARD The Entertainer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Entertainer
Hard Bop 1972
JAKI BYARD There'll Be Some Changes Made (aka Empirical) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There'll Be Some Changes Made (aka Empirical)
Hard Bop 1973
JAKI BYARD Flight Of The Fly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flight Of The Fly
Post Bop 1975
JAKI BYARD Blues for Smoke album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Blues for Smoke
Stride Piano 1978
JAKI BYARD Family Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Family Man
Post Bop 1979
JAKI BYARD To Them - To Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Them - To Us
Post Bop 1982
JAKI BYARD Phantasies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phantasies
Big Band 1985
JAKI BYARD Foolin' Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Foolin' Myself
Post Bop 1989
JAKI BYARD Phantasies, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phantasies, Vol. 2
Big Band 1991
JAKI BYARD Night Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Leaves
Post Bop 1997
JAKI BYARD My Mother's Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Mother's Eyes
Post Bop 2000
JAKI BYARD Changes of Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Changes of Life
Post Bop 2001

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JAKI BYARD live albums

JAKI BYARD The Jaki Byard Quartet Live! Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jaki Byard Quartet Live! Vol. 1
Hard Bop 1966
JAKI BYARD The Jaki Byard Quartet Live!, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jaki Byard Quartet Live!, Vol. 2
Hard Bop 1967
JAKI BYARD Live At The Jazz'Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Jazz'Inn
Hard Bop 1971
JAKI BYARD Live At The Royal Festival Hall (with Howard Riley) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Royal Festival Hall (with Howard Riley)
Post Bop 1987
JAKI BYARD Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Seventeen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Seventeen
Post Bop 1992
JAKI BYARD July in Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
July in Paris
Post Bop 1999
JAKI BYARD The Last from Lennie's album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Last from Lennie's
Hard Bop 2003
JAKI BYARD Sunshine Of My Soul (Live At The Keystone Korner) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine Of My Soul (Live At The Keystone Korner)
Post Bop 2007
JAKI BYARD Live At The Keystone Corner, Vol. 2 : A Matter Of Black And White album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Keystone Corner, Vol. 2 : A Matter Of Black And White
Post Bop 2011
JAKI BYARD An Evening with Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3 : The Late Show album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Evening with Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3 : The Late Show
Post Bop 2014

JAKI BYARD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

JAKI BYARD re-issues & compilations

JAKI BYARD Giant Steps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giant Steps
Hard Bop 1978
JAKI BYARD Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live!
Hard Bop 1992
JAKI BYARD Solo/Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo/Strings
Post Bop 2000

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There'll Be Some Changes Made
Hard Bop 1973

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