Don Byas and Friends

October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972

Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas was an American Jazz tenor saxophonist, mostly associated with Bebop. He played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, and Dizzy Gillespie, among others, and also led his own band. He lived in Europe for the last 26 years of his life.

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“Perdido” performed live in Cannes, France in 1958.


Don Byas, ts
Teddy Buckne, ts
Claude Gousset, tb
Michel de Villers, bs
Sammy Price, p
Arvell Shaw, b
J. C. Heard, dr