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December 09, 2013
Life, like a mist , apppears for just a day, then disappears tomorrow, all that we are can quickly fade away replaced with tears and sorrow, if a man dies can he live again? Hear the promise God has made...He will call... the dead shall answer... they shall live at his command. Yes sheer joy will consume us all to see our dead loves ones again.
JW, North Carolina
September 07, 2013
LOVES HAS COME AROUND is my favourite song for ever! Thank you mister Donald Byrd!
August 19, 2013
god bless the memory of this giant. he may not be here now but we will always have his wonderful music to remember him by. may your family be comforted with our lords holy spirit to get them through this sad time. R.I.P Donald and thank you for your wonderful music.
May 07, 2013
Donna,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a musical genius and his legacy will live on in our hearts and minds,forever.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Love,
Yvonne Foster Kilpatrick, MS.Ed.
City College of New York
March 30, 2013
Wonderful jazz guy. Loved his music. May his family find comfort in the promises of Jesus Christ
March 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your music and leaving a legacy for future generations. Jesus Christ is The Resurrection and the Life. This we can be sure of.
February 27, 2013
What an accomplished man Mr. Byrd was. Not only was he a talented musician, but he also was an educated man. He will be missed, I was very fond of his music. May God bring your family comfort at this difficult time.
February 26, 2013
We will always love you. I have been a fan for many years. RIP!
February 25, 2013
God bless you!
February 20, 2013
Rest In Peace!
February 19, 2013
Our prayers go out to the family at this time. His music brought joy to so many. We love him and will miss him.
February 18, 2013
A great man, musician & educator.
Another player in that great band in Heaven.

RIP
February 18, 2013
Love, Peace and Harmony to the family and relatives of Dr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II who shaped the World of Music. Donald has a special place in our heart.
February 18, 2013
May God comfort you.
Praying for you.
Dr.Ron L.Gilmore,D.Min
February 18, 2013
MAY THE GOD OF MERCY BE WITH THE BYRD FAMILY,FOR HE(GOD)HAS SAID "I-I MYSELF AM THE ONE THAT IS COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE."ISA.51:12....D,NC
February 17, 2013
Sorry for your lose I loves his music.
February 17, 2013
February 17, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. God cares for you and will help you during your time of need. ( Psalms 121:2)
February 17, 2013
RIP -
February 17, 2013
I remember Donald Byrd while at NCCU. He was an inspiration to be around. Every Bimbe Festival with He, Chip Crawford and Eve Cornelious made us feel that we were in the presence of greatness! Rest well, your labor is done the victory won. Come into the Master's Joy!
February 17, 2013
My deepest condolences and prayers go out to all of Dr. Byrd's family.
My first memories of Dr. Byrd begin in the 70's, being a kid who loved music; and hearing "Rock Creek Park" on the radio.
When he taught at North Carolina Central University, in the 80's, I had great opportunities to see him perform with his 125th Street band.
Later on, I was blessed to be able to stand next to the man, play music, and get to know him during the Jazzmatazz tours in the 90's. I have some very fond memories from those days....some great lessons and great stories.
Dr. Byrd, thank you for your great music, your mentorship, and some beautiful memories I have and will cherish forever. R.I.P.
February 17, 2013
Thank you for the music! To me, you are a melodic genuis! To others you are an innovative educator, great jazz musician, band leader, composer & friend. But to your family, you will FOREVER BE their EVERYTHING! Thank you for gracing the lives of many with your love for authentic music. May you rest well as you spend your days "Walking in Rhythm" in the Heavenlies! God Bless & Rest Your Soul!
February 17, 2013
It was not too long ago that I introduced my 23 year-old son to Donald Byrd...and he fell in love! Thank you Mr. Byrd for leaving us your legacy.
February 17, 2013
R.I.P. Donald Byrd, your music will never be forgotten.
February 16, 2013
I will never forget my introduction to Jazz Studies at Howard University by Donald Byrd. It opened my eyes to a wonderful world of music and a deeper appreciation of my father's contribution to music.
February 16, 2013
MAY THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS FOUND
COMFORT IN ROMANS 8:28-38. I HAD ONE
CHANCE TO SEE N, DONALD AND THE BLACK BIRDS PEFORM AT MY UNIVERSITY
...THIS WERE DURNING THE 70'S. THE CONCERT WAS A RARE TREAT THAT I WILL FOREVER TREASURE...THAT EVE I FELL IN
LOVE WITH HIS MUSIC...PRIOR TO THE CONCERT I DIDN'T KNOW MR. BYRD EXISTED;
AND I WAS ENCHANTED. HIS LEGACY AND
CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC WILL FOREVER BE
A LASTING ONE TO ME AND BILLIONS MORE.
SINCERE PRAYERS, SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY,
BREN HARRELL
February 16, 2013
Your family have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in Matt. 5:4
February 16, 2013
Mr. Donald Byrd's music reminds me of happy times! Thank you so much Donald Byrd you are truly a legend!
February 16, 2013
THE LEGENT IS AT PEACE LETS PRAY FOR THE FAMILY THE BYRD.
February 16, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Soon there will be a time when death will be no more. (Revalaion 21:4)
February 16, 2013
Your music takes me back to the 70's and brings back great memories. I still listen to your music to this day. It is always active in my iPod . Thanks Donald for helping me "Rock and Roll Again"
February 16, 2013
To the Family of Donald Byrd;
I am so sorry about your loss. I remember when was a young lady, I use to sit and listen to Donald's music into the wee hours of the night and reminisce about how lovely the world was with this beautiful music. May he RIP.
February 16, 2013
Hey, I remember the song called Happy Music in the mid 70's that came out by the Blackbirds, man that was jamming back then we all will miss you, Mr. Donald Byrd and Thanks for the memories and for giving us some Happy Music!!!! RIP!! Mr. Donald Byrd, I will miss you as will your fans! To His Son, Donald III and His daughter, Your Dad was one of the great ones!!!!
February 16, 2013
Listening to Mr Byrd in Jan 2013. Brought back some memories of Me and my deceased Husband (he died Jan 99). GOD and his music helps me escape the loss and sadness I feel during the many Januarys. We saw him in concert, boy did we have a ball. Now you can play that heavenly music UP THERE!!Flight Time, Wind Parade, Sky High, Summer Love, U and Music, etc.
RIP Byrd Man!!
February 15, 2013
To a greatg Kappa brother, and dynamic musician! You will forever live in my heart! RIP DB!
February 15, 2013
"Flight Time" my friend. Peace be upon you and your family.
February 15, 2013
YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON THROUGH ALL OF US.
February 15, 2013
Your music with live on.
February 15, 2013
Your reflections and thoughts of my father are greatly appreciated by my sister (Donna Byrd Faust ) and me.
Thanks
Donaldson Toussaint O'Luverture Byrd III
February 15, 2013
My sincerest condolences. I absolutely loved his music and attended several oh his live performances . May he rest in pece.
February 15, 2013
During the 70's his music really helped me learn some facts about life. I still enjoy his sounds today. R.I.P.
February 15, 2013
D God has a better place for you ,in a final resting place where only the elite lay a place for the ultimate man you fit that description by all means you will always pave the road 4 musicians that are upcoming. God bless you!
February 15, 2013
I can remember coolin out to d Byrd back in the 70s his music was so touching put you in the mood of pure escape & relaxin one of a kind Rip.
February 15, 2013
Sir, you will be missed dearly. You created some of the best jazz music, I ever heard. RIP.
February 15, 2013
Rest In Peace . You are a true legend.

Sharon Hughes Carmon
Houston, Texas
February 15, 2013
RIP. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS THIS FAMILY.
February 15, 2013
May you find comfort and treasure the memories of your loved one. I send my sincere condolences. (Romans15:4)
February 15, 2013
Donald I loved your music rest in peace in the arms of
Jesus Christ and blow your beautiful music from your
horn GOD bless your soul
Amen!
February 15, 2013
To the family of Mr. Donald Byrd, may the many memroies always stay close to your hearts and souls. Jazz is my all favorite music to listen to. Mr. Byrd music will always be played in the years to come.-
February 15, 2013
Dr. Bird may the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you always. Rest in peace as your music lives forever. What and epitaph?
February 15, 2013
TO THE BYRD FAMILY; MAY MY FAMILY AND I OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES. IN MY YOUNGER YEARS I HAD THE CHANCE OF MEETING MR. BYRD AND SOME BAND MEMBERS AFTER A SHOW IN CANTON, OHIO. HE TALKED TO US WITH WORDS OF WISDOM ABOUT DOS AND DON'TS WHEN TRAVELING FROM SHOW TO SHOW. WE LISTENED WITH SINCERITY. I'LL NEVER FORGET HIM.

DANNY THOMAS AND FAMILY
February 14, 2013
Mr.Bryd will always live in the Light. God Bless his Family.
February 14, 2013
What beautiful music you made I love it all. Rest in peace.
February 14, 2013
Dr. Byrd,
Thank you for all the great music over the years. Rest in Peace!
February 14, 2013
with deepest sympathies to the family at this time of grief the Bible says God is our refuge and strength a help that is to be found add difficult times and may God provide you with Comfort. Tina Los Angeles
February 14, 2013
To the Byrd family, offering deepest sympathies during this difficult time. May you find comfort in these words..."he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
February 14, 2013
Mr. Byrd has flown. Be free, my man.
February 14, 2013
You are now at Peace.
February 14, 2013
Rest in Peace, Mr.Donald Bryd.I will allway,s Remember your music.
February 14, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2013
Rest in peace my brother, rock creek park , o yea.
February 14, 2013
Byrd Family,
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm during this sorrowful time.
February 14, 2013
So much talent and love for music; And very soon God will satisfy the desire of every living thing (Psalm 145:16). With condolences to family and friends.
February 14, 2013
Rip Donald Byrd your music will live on god bless u and your family and friends u will be missed
February 14, 2013
i had the pleasure of listening to him @ fort dupont in DC in 81' with the blackbird and that i'll never forget...it was the best ...will miss
February 14, 2013
Mr. Byrd thank you for the wonderful soulful sounds of jazz and R&B musical masterpieces that you have given us for so…many years. I like so many others' will continue to cherish the musical footprints of your legacy as your music continue to live on forever.
For I, would like to remember you fondly as a musical genius walking in rhythm, with trumpet in hand, on to the next plateau in life. May God bless and keep you…
My deepest sympathy to your family for their loss.
Your Fan Forever,
Ms. Allen-Harper
February 14, 2013
I'll always remember the legacy of Mr. Byrd at Howard University! He would talk to me about jazz music! May he rest in peace!
February 14, 2013
I can remember how Donald Byrd had us "Walking in rhythmn" as young bucks, music should have an effect "take you on a ride" and "Walking in rhythmn" made, and makes me feel warm and good to this day,we just loved his sound and his genius,what a loss for the world, rest on my friend and may god bless and keep you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 13, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2013
I'm glad that I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Byrd play at a live concert a couple years ago. He was one of the best trumpeters in this world. Heaven is definitely going to be jamming! R.I.P.
February 13, 2013
REST IN PEACE MR.BYRD.
February 13, 2013
r.i.p. mr byrd
February 13, 2013
THANKYOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JAZZ; ITS BEEN LIFE LONG BECAUSE OF YOU...REST IN PEACE..BLESS YOUR FAMILY
February 13, 2013
We will miss those great sounds! Rock Creek Park.
God Bless Your Family...
February 13, 2013
Rest in peace Mr. Byrd. Mr Byrd you did a great job preparing young people to understand and disperse the sound of music in the spirit of excellence. Thanks for "Walking in Rhythm" and all of the sounds we will hear for all times to come!! I pray That Mr. Byrd family will be strong through this period of sorrow. What a great man!!!
February 13, 2013
Deepest Sympathy to the Byrd family. "Wind Parade" and "Steppin into Tomorrow" influenced my love for preogressive Jazz. The Blackbyrd's soprano saxophonist influenced me to learn the instrument in high school. Donald Byrd's legacy on American Jazz music performance and education will live on for many genarations. RIP
February 13, 2013
May you soar forever. I did not know he lived in Dover, Delaware, imagine that. Had I known, I would had found you. I have been a great, great fan of his since the '70s. My favorite was Places and Spaces, it always took me to another place. Ooh ooh oohh... Rest in peace Mr. Byrd. I will always be a fan and thanks for giving me your music.
February 13, 2013
I love love love your music so much Mr.Byrd. Thank you so much for leaving such great music as yours. I will never forget you. RIP.
February 13, 2013
thank you for the joy you brought and the the musicians you taught. we are a better world thanks to you.
February 13, 2013
To the Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your dear loved one who has fallen asleep in death. May the God of all comfort be with you during this most difficult time. ~(Psalms 65:2)~
February 13, 2013
may you rest in peace. your music will never die.
February 13, 2013
So sorry to hear about your loss of your love one. May God be your rock and strength during this distressful time. He is truly the God of all comfort.
T Stigler,Michigan
February 13, 2013
Gone, But Never Will Be Forgotten.
February 13, 2013
God bless the family during this time. The music created by Donald was in a categeory by its own.I thank you for Spaces and Places those songs touch my heart, and lifts my spirits R.I.P. Nothing but love for you man
February 13, 2013
We were in Law school at Howard Univ. We sat next to each other and talked on many occasions about music,etc.A personable man. He'll be missed RIP.
February 13, 2013
May you rest in peace Mr. Byrd and may God bless your family at this time of sorrow. You leave behind a great legacy of music which will be enjoyed throughout the rest of time.
February 13, 2013
May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time of great loss.

Sincerely,
February 13, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Byrd family during your time of grief...God is a refuge and strength, a help that is abundantly available during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

C Johnson
February 13, 2013
May our God of comfort and all tender mercies grant you peace of heart and provide you solace from your fondest memories of Da Byrd man.
February 13, 2013
I HAVE ALWAYS AND STILL DO HAVE ONE OF THE GREATEST COLLECTIONS OF HIS MUSIC LASSANAS PREITESS AND FLIGHT TIME TOP OF THE LIST REALLY GLAD TO HAVE HAD THE OPPURTUNITY TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND YOUR MUSIC
February 13, 2013
I was sadden when to heard about the death of Donald Byrd. Family, friends, and fans can look forward the seeing him again when everyone in the memorial tombs hear our Lord and Saviors voice and come out.
February 13, 2013
I always selected BruthaByrd for "road music". Whether it be turnpike or around the corner!
February 13, 2013
Your music will live on. Thank you for you artistry and courage. R.I.P.
February 13, 2013
Donald Byrd Family,
My condolences to your family. Music heals the soul. Cherish each lyric left behind for you to treasure.
Burgess, New Jersey
February 13, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
February 13, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2013
Mr. Byrd your legacy to the music world is a great accomplishment. It is my hope that some of your students will keep your technique and spirit of creativity in jazz, bebop,fusion and soul alive for generations to come. Your lyrics for the song Steppin into Tomorrow and Wind Parade are my favorites on my playlist.RIP "life is a wind parade!"
February 13, 2013
May our Heavenly Father be your comfort and strength.
February 13, 2013
RIP Mr.Byrd and your family just find the strength and know that god will keep you strong
February 13, 2013
rip
February 13, 2013
Rip db.you will b missed.
February 13, 2013
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Byrd Family

RIP Donald and thanks for the great music which you so freely gave.
February 13, 2013
Your music is timeless! Wonderful memories come flooding back everytime I hear your music. Thanks for the memories. Your music will live on eternally! Rest in peace.
February 13, 2013
I am so sorry to read about this. I loved to listen Mr.Byrd. RIP sir
February 12, 2013
One glad morning byrd flew away.
February 12, 2013
Today I was saddened to read about the passing of Mr. Byrd. I am 54 years old and have been encouraged and enjoyed his music since 1973. RIP Forever, your music will live on.
February 12, 2013
Donald Byrd was my favorite jazz musician. I used to go see him perform at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. I loved his music. His music helped me study in college in both graduate and undergraduate school. May God be with you Donald Byrd.
ALT,Jr
February 12, 2013
The sounds made by you brother will live forever a fellow detroiter
February 12, 2013
Rest in Peace Mr. Donald Byrd. Your music will always be treasured.
February 12, 2013
rest in peace BYRD.
February 12, 2013
Mr. Byrd your music was such a part of me growing up. Prayers to your family.
Gail Jackson ( Negril , Jamaica)
February 12, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 12, 2013
Peace and comfort to the Byrd family. Dr. Byrd's music was a great comfort to me during my last year of high school and during my tour of duty with the U.S. army. Thank you for your music.
February 12, 2013
R.I.P. Dr. Byrd,
I have such fond memories of your music. Memories of seeing you in Philly. When I think of your music I smile.
You left us great music.
I can hear "Rock Creek Park" in my head. Good music, Good Times.
To the family God Bless.
February 12, 2013
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR MUSIC. IT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN MY LIFE....ROCK CREEK PARK...
February 12, 2013
FLIGHT TIME. Rest In Peace My Brother.
February 12, 2013
He will truely be missed. RIP.
February 12, 2013
Ah, I remember well Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds. One of the first few albums I ever bought was the one with Places and Spaces. One of my favorite songs from D Byrd and the BBs was "Windparade". What a great composition and driving song.
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
May you rest forever in God's presence
February 12, 2013
As you have comforted me with you music for 40 years may your legacy comfort and live on forever
February 12, 2013
One of the true jazz greats of my time...
"Places and Spaces" will always be my number 1 favorite album.
Thank you forever...
February 12, 2013
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February 12, 2013
Thank you for the music and the knowledge you provided all of us musicians. GOD Bless your soul.

Chuckie Frederick
February 12, 2013
Donald Byrd, thank you for so many times you comforted me, rocked me, and soothed me through the 70's from the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA to Copley Square, you gave your audiences your all. You taught a generation of baby boomers how to maximize the gifts we were given. You sir were a legend and when St. Peter is filling that 1st Trumpet chair, you have got to be one of the first sit there. From Places and Spaces to Flight Time to Dominoes, you were awesome, never to be forgotten
February 12, 2013
Rest in peace!!! You will be missed!!! My father remembers you and he says RIP.
February 12, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer during this difficult time. Psalm 65:2
February 12, 2013
I have enjoyed your music forever and still enjoy listening. I have one or two of your plastic album. I will treasure those albums. Thank you for providing such quality music and may you rest in peace. To the family, he was a true legend, enjoy the memories.
February 12, 2013
Thank you Donald Byrd for the smooth jazz sounds. I grew up listening to the Blackbyrds. My favorites were Walking in Rhythm Fallin like Dominoes and Happy Music. Thank you for the music. May God comfort your family and may God Bless You.
February 12, 2013
Asante sana for all the great music you blessed us with. Now you can play with the greats again for etenity.
February 12, 2013
My sincere Condolences to the Byrd Family. My Father was a jazz buff loved Donald Byrd music I just remember listening to it as a kid. He will be greatly missed. May the Comforting words in Isaiah comfort you. "He will actually swallow up death forever, and will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
February 12, 2013
Ahhhhhh.. Places and Spaces out there, ooh, ooh, ooooooh ooh. God Rest Your Soul and enjoy making music in Heaven!
To the Family of Donal Byrd, I extend my deepest sympathy!
February 12, 2013
Speaking for the Southern Art Music Ensemble, I'd like to thank Mr. Byrd for allowing us to play with him on the 2006 Atlanta Jazz Festival. Personally I learned a lot from the experience, and remember all of the advice he passed along during the time we played with him. We had three gigs with him over a two year period. I will be forever grateful to him. May God bless his surviving family. Peace Be Unto You Doctor and rest in peace. G Michael Ryce
February 12, 2013
Awwwwww,God just wants a new and Blessed inspiration for Gabriel. Just saying. Rest in Glory My Math to Musical Brother. Save a seat for Me.
February 12, 2013
To the Byrd Family,
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Byrd's passing.We have lost a fine showman.I remember the places and spaces album and played it when I had a band many years ago and on the cd that I was able to find.He will be missed.

Former leader Aqualads 5 band/Salisbury,NC
David Wray
February 12, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 12, 2013
continue playing in heaven oh great one,well done, Godspeed
February 12, 2013
To the Family and Friends of Mr. Byrd, a musician of value to many. Listening to soothing music can have a powerful influence on the heart, it can calm the heart during stressful times, and Music can also console the survivors of a loved one during their time of grief. “Therefore keep comforting one another and building one another up, just as YOU are in fact doing.”(1Thessalonians 5:11) I am sorry for your loss.
February 12, 2013
Rest in peace Mr. Byrd. I was just getting into jazz when my cousin played this wonderful album called Spaces and Places, by Donald Byrd. It is still my favorite. I know your are playing that trumpet up in heaven.
February 12, 2013
Let your trumpet play for eternity...
February 12, 2013
1976 @ a club called "Columbos" I was asked to dance by my future husband. We danced to Dominos and it became our anniversary song. We also loved Spaces and Places. Thank you Mr. Byrd RISE IN HEAVENLY!
February 12, 2013
R.I.P. You Will Be Missed
February 12, 2013
Truly one of the greatest. They just don't make them like Byrd anymore. His music will live on forever.
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
Thank you for the music Mr. Bryd. Peace be with you.
February 12, 2013
A great musician. Grew up to his music. His jazz spirit will live on. My condolences to the family.
Linda Rinaldini, Stratford, CT
February 12, 2013
You will be truly missed, but your music will always be with us.
It's flight time for you
February 12, 2013
Great jazz musian,u will be missed Donald.
February 12, 2013
Thank you for your beautiful music. Blessings to the family.
February 12, 2013
I first heard the song "Dominoes" as a thirteen year old. I began to listen more to jazz and I absolutely adore "Lansana's Princess". "Steppin into Tomorrow" is futuristic and Donald your music transcends among time. You are still one of my favorite artists as a "51 year old woman". I bought Guru's Jazzmatazz because you were one of the players on the CD. Thank you for introducing "Jazz" into my life. I imagine me as a 70 year old woman still listening to "Places and Spaces".
RIP
February 12, 2013
Extremely sad for the Byrd family loss. Loved listening to Donald Byrd during the seventies and beyond. My greatest memory was his appearance at the Midnight Special in Pittsburgh, 1974. He will be missed.
February 12, 2013
To the family and friends of Donald Byrd, My deepest Sympathy As we look to our Heavenly Father of tender mercies and the comfort he give us at this time of sorrow.
OHIO
February 12, 2013
The byrd family sorry about ur loss i enjoy listen to his music just was listen to one of his album last week didnt no he past so sorry
February 12, 2013
Much respect to this musician, educator and innovator. In jazz progression, he is the man.
February 12, 2013
I Pray for the family in your time of loss.It is time for his flight,what a sound he gave to all of us.
February 12, 2013
The Blackbyrds were a part of my history at Howard University! Mr. Byrd was a talented man!
February 12, 2013
R.I.P
February 12, 2013
WE ARE AFRICAN DRUMMERS AND WE LIVED
AND LOVE YOUR MUSICE RIP FAMILY STAY
STRONG MAY YOUR SPIRIT BE ELEVATED
YOU ARE NOW A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
February 12, 2013
Will be missed,grew up listening to BYRD>
February 12, 2013
To the bereaved family of Mr. Donald Byrd. May the God of all comfort, comfort you in your time of grief. 2Cor.1:4.
February 12, 2013
Appreciate you and what you gave to the world as far as music
February 12, 2013
A great musical artiist. Thank you for the lasting music.
February 12, 2013
Blessing to a talented soul.
February 12, 2013
To The Byrd Family:
We have lost such a beautiful flower to the world of jazz. May all your memories bring comfort to you during this very difficult time. He will truly be missed!!
February 12, 2013
The world has lost a true artist.

My sincere condolences to all family members, friends and fans.
February 12, 2013
Mr.Byrd was a musical genius...I've enjoyed his music for years...I still have some of his old albums...Rest In Peace...your music will live on forever...

V.Coates Columbus OH
February 12, 2013
God rest Donald's creative Soul. Thanks for sharing your talents all those years.
February 12, 2013
If you wanted a peaceful evening just put on "Black Byrd" and sit back as the Byrd take you on a ride of your life. Rest in peace. God bless you and your family and friends.
February 12, 2013
He gave us great music!

The Reid Family
February 12, 2013
Thank you for all the years I had with your music! I will always listen and enjoy your work. To the family, thank your for sharing him with the world.
February 12, 2013
My husband and I fell in love listening to your music! Thank You.
I still put on my Places & Spaces album, which is my favorite.
Heaven is rocking with Doctor Donald Byrd and his soothing music! RIP, kind sir! My condolences to your family.
February 12, 2013
Mr. Byrd
I fell in love with your music in the early 70's, you will be surely missed. RIP
February 12, 2013
do sorry for your loss he was great
February 12, 2013
John 3:16

Praise God for the life of Don Byrd.

I really loved his music! A great contribution to the'70's music scene.
Sweet rest is your deserved reward.

Lela Anderson, composer
February 12, 2013
Happy you must be. You are now blowing with the Angel Gabriel and our mortals like Satchmo, Louis Armstrong. The Heavenly Band must be rocking and bopping today.
February 12, 2013
His music will live on in the hearts of "party people" and lovers of music forever.... As I transitioned into my divine 20s and 30s ... life was made so much better with Donald Byrd and the Black Byrds... there has never been such a collobration since. "Professor"... rest in Peace.
February 12, 2013
I have several of Mr.Byrd's CDs.."Spaces&Places" being one of them amongst my favorites, and so Im playing in remebrance of Mr. Byrd.."You & Music".He used his God -Given gift to the fullest! Rest In Peace...
February 12, 2013
Thank you for your gift of music. God bless you and your loved ones.
February 12, 2013
Love will make things a whole lot better.Psalms 145:16
February 12, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
What a remarkable jazz musician, I loved listening to his music. May the family be comforted by the words found at PSALMS 102:17.
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
My condolences to Donald's family What a wonderful gift he had which gave enjoyment to so many in life and will continue on now that he is gone. May the God who gives peace be with all of you Romans 15:33
February 12, 2013
If an able-bodied man dies, can he live again? Most definitely yes! Our Creator yearns to bring back our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.
February 12, 2013
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear loved one. Our prayers are with the family. He will all miss him, but wiil always have his music. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
February 12, 2013
I know your playing yourTrumpet for the heavens. Angels rejoice to have you.
February 12, 2013
Rest in Peace
February 12, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Byrd Family on the loss of your loved one. Mr. Byrd was a musical genius. One of a kind, never to be re-created. Love his music. Thanks for sharing him with the world.
February 12, 2013
Our musical stars are Falling Like Dominoes.Heaven has a new band director on his way.He left us with some all time great music.FEELGOOD music.
February 12, 2013
Condolences to the family and friends of Donald Byrd. I have listened to his music for 35+ years. It is all just as vibrant and relevant as ever. A musician's musician. The man, like his music is timeless.
February 12, 2013
Happy music was a memory for me.
February 12, 2013
May you be in The Book Of life.
February 12, 2013
May God bring peace, love and comfort to all who loved and knew you.
February 11, 2013
RIP MR BYRD, WORLD CLASS MUSIC MAKER, GOR BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
February 11, 2013
Just played your music on itunes. You really don't know what you got, till it's gone. Great music. You will be missed.
February 11, 2013
God Bless You,Sweet Soul.
February 11, 2013
My condolences to the Byrd family. My two favorites are Fallin Like Dominoes and Places and Spaces. Donald is resting peacefully. Ecclesiastes 9:5
February 11, 2013
Sorry to hear about the death of your loved one, death is a horror thing but God will comfort you and your family. Please read Psalms Chapter 34 Verse 18.
February 11, 2013
RIP MR. BYRD,your music was part of the soundtrack of my life.I still play your songs. Thank you for blessing us !
February 11, 2013
Thank you, Mr. Byrd, for all the years. As a native Washingtonian, we loved your music, the concerts, everything. Thank you family, for sharing him with us.
February 11, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Byrd family. His music will live on in my laptop and through my speaker system. I'll meet you in Heaven "Jazz Master" Long live the "125th Street NYC LOVE BYRD" album. Thank you for your music!!
February 11, 2013
Simply put, Dr. Byrd made a difference.
February 11, 2013
Rest In Peace Mr. Byrd. Your music has given peace of mind to Marines of all colors during the Vietnam Era.

Thank you Sir. God bless the family.

Herbert Jones (Hollywood, SC)
February 11, 2013
Back during the time when easy listening and smooth jazz was a proud association. For making a time in my life surprisingly peaceful and most enjoyable. Eternity amongst the eternally cool and the coolly eternal. Peace be with him.
February 11, 2013
My sincere condolence....

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA,
February 11, 2013
MR BYRD WAS THE MAN HIM AND THE BLACKBIRDS BACK THEN AND STILL IS.RIP DONALD YOUR MUSIC WILL OUT LIVE YOU WITH GRACE. AMEN
February 11, 2013
HAD A GREAT TIME LISTENING TO BYRD IN MANY CONCERTS-ON THE STAGE AT THE SAME TIME WITH HUBBARD!NEVER WILL FORGET THE JAZZ MASTER!
February 11, 2013
Thank you for the music Mr. Byrd.
February 11, 2013
"My deepest sympathy goes out to the family , friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Donald. I enjoyed his music thoroughly and he is missed."
February 11, 2013
Donald Byrd you will always be the "MAN" with trumpet that we all remembered "RIP"
LOVE MAN
February 11, 2013
Places and Spaces I've been tooo - ahhh. Like a Wind Parade. And sooooo many others all the songs are jumbled in my head. I honor you Mr. Byrd, May your soul rest in the heavenlies, my your family have peace in know that it is.
February 11, 2013
Mr.Byrd, Thank you for all the wonderful music, from Cristo Redentor to Blackbyrds to Flight Time to Theme for Malcolm X .... May Peace be with you..
February 11, 2013
RIP BlackBird
February 11, 2013
Donald Byrd is and will always be a Jazz legend. I enjoyed his music in my youth as well as my adult life. Blessings and Peace to his family. A.J. Mack (Virginia Beach, VA)
February 11, 2013
My condolences to your family during this time of grief. i listen to his music in the 70's. he will be missed.
February 11, 2013
Rest in power.
February 11, 2013
So Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss.

SUCH A MUSICIAN....SPIRIT.....SOUL.

Had The Pleasure To Meet And Was MOVED Not Just By Being A FAN But His Space..A Kindred SOUL....

May Your Family Be BLESSED, Knowing How Many People This Man Has Touched Through Music And Song.....
February 11, 2013
Rest In Peace Mr Byrd . Thanks for the wonderful music.
February 11, 2013
Iam sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you all during this difficult time. Isaiah 59:1
February 11, 2013
Mr. Donald Byrd was an icon. I listened to his "Walkin in Rhythm" and remembered my cousin who passed years ago. Mr. Byrd's quest for knowledge was admirable. Law degree, Master's in Music, Doctorate in Education and studying with Nadia Boulanger. Wow! I am impressed. I teach music in an elementary school and will remember Mr. Byrd this week as someone they should know. May his family be blessed and may Mr. Byrd rest in peace. His legacy will live on.
February 11, 2013
Byrd Family

What a man with music for the ears. He played with his heart for the world to hear. Thanks for sharing him with us. Godspeed Donald Byrd.

Sincerely
February 11, 2013
Take Flight Mr. Byrd...
February 11, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend or family member. The bibile can be of some comfort at John 3:16
February 11, 2013
Our heartfelt condolences to the Donald Byrd family. I grew up with his music and had fun listening to some of it. It is sad to hear he passed away.

Please know that our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all and our pray is that our Heavenly Father, the GOD of comfort and tender mercies be with you also. With deep sympathy,
February 11, 2013
To The Byrd Family:

Praying For The Family During This Time Of Sorrow. His Life Will Forever Live On Through His Music. Thank You Mr. Byrd For Your Gift Of Dynamic Music For The World To Enjoy Forever!
I Will Cherrish And Enjoy Your Music As Long As I Live.

Alfa Brother, Robert McCrary
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