The Blanton Museum of Art
"...There may be a way, however, to draw art from real-life tragedies without being exploitative. The Domestic Violence Project, created by Austin's Dance Umbrella (DU) and the New York City-based dance company Donald Byrd/The Group, is trying to do just that with The Beast, a dance piece about domestic violence..."
"...Painters, composers, singers, musicians, writers, architects, and more passed through the fortress city and continued to create work there, even as death loomed over them. During the symposium sponsored by Texas Performing Arts and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, audiences can experience the work of these imprisoned creators performed by contemporary artists, discussions by artists and scholars of Terezín's history and legacy, and the premiere of a full-length dance work by Donald Byrd that was inspired by the artists of the camp..."
"...Sigh, America – what can our country's artists tell us about ourselves? Spectrum Dance Theater, based in Seattle and headed by revered contemporary choreographer Donald Byrd, joined the top-notch New York-based Aeolus Quartet at the University of Texas for two performances of Byrd's dances to music by American composers. The dances were as varied as the music by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, Charles Wuorinen, and Yevgeniy Sharlat..."
"...Directed by: Christian Faber. Starring: Rick Negron, Kristin Moreu, Denise Faye, Taylor Nichols, Gerry Mcintyre, Aubrey Lynch, Michelle Pertier and Donald Byrd..."
"...Both events share a concern with taking the arts to the next level, in terms of bettering the way art is made and improving the place of the arts and artists in a society that increasingly relegates them to the fringes, but they come at these challenges from opposite directions. Leading the Charge collects culture mavens from across the country e.g., guru of the moment Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and the newly released Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; Ad Council CEO Peggy Conlon; choreographer Donald Byrd and brings them to Austin to offer models for success (along with such nods to homegrown successes as musician Alejandro Escovedo and co-founder of SXSW and this very paper, Editor Louis Black)..."
"...It's one of Mobley's best, containing four fifths of the 1957 Messengers: Hank, drummer Blakey, pianist Horace Silver, and bassist Doug Watkins. Vibes great Milt Jackson replaces Donald Byrd and everyone's in top form..."
"...10pm, Elephant Room While still in his teens, this jazz drummer and vocalist was working with Joe Henderson and Stanley Clarke, and spent years with Donald Byrd as a member of the Blackbyrds. Based in D.C., Killgo just re-released his 2004 album, This World, which features Byrd, Larry Coryell, and Oscar Brown Jr..."
"...Touring Dance Performance Rambunctious, Donald Byrd/Spectrum Dance & Aeolus Quartet, Texas Performing Arts..."
"...Karriem Riggins10pm, Empire Garage As a jazz drummer, Karriem Riggins has worked with everyone from Donald Byrd and Milt Jackson to Paul McCartney. As a hip-hop producer, the Detroit beatsmith has aided the likes of Erykah Badu, Slum Village, and Common..."
"...Bobby "Blue" Bland, Leyor "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Cedric "Im" Brooks, Donald Byrd, J.J. Cale, Philip Chevron, Chet Flippo, T-Model Ford, Annette Funicello, Tompall Glaser, Jim Hall, Jeff Hanneman, Richie Havens, Donna Hightower, Faye Hunter, John Thomas "Jukebox" Jackson, George Jones, Allen Lanier, Ray Manzarek, Eve McArthur, Scott Miller, Jason Molina, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, Junior Murvin, MusicMania, Claude Nobs, Michael Point, Ray Price, Shirley Ratisseau, Lou Reed, Storm Thorgerson, Bebo Valdés, Cedar Walton, Tiny Watkins, the Yellow Dogs..."
"..."Generous" is a word that comes up again and again when Slattery is described, and she is credited with being both a dear friend and an inspiration by many on the Austin scene, as well as many of the national artists she brought to town. And the roster of artists she saw to it came to Austin is staggering, a who's who of contemporary dance: Donald Byrd, Robert Moses, 33 Fainting Spells, Dah Teatar, Vincent Mantsoe, Tere O'Connor, Bridgman-Packer Dance, Wideman-Davis Dance, Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco, Paula Hunter … the list could go on and on, as she hosted more than 80 residencies during her years at DU..."
"...Only 50 artists a year score this prestigious fellowship, and this year Lynn joins playwrights Annie Baker and Octavio Solis, director Lee Breuer, choreographers Donald Byrd and Liz Lerman, and musician and former Austinite Sxip Shirey among that elite number receiving the honor. (Austin choreographer Deborah Hay and filmmaker Anne Lewis were 2010 Fellows.) For the full list, visit www.unitedstatesartists.org...."
"...The session led by tuba player Ray Draper is particularly intriguing. Other top-shelf sidemen joining Coltrane on various dates are trumpeter Donald Byrd, sax men Hank Mobley and Jackie McLean, and Miles Davis Quintet rhythm section Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones..."
"...He is revered for his musicality and youthful approach to a dance form that is beginning to show its age. Similar to a Mark Morris or Donald Byrd, McIntyre is a smart choreographer who is fully aware of the audience's point of view and creates intricate dances with a full company of crossover technical dancers...."
"..."El Pescador" finds the middle ground between the two, melding Antibalas' urban sprawl with the Latin soul of Brownout's Homenaje through layers of samples, textured keyboard, and impressionistic flutes. "Gunpowder" crackles like an outtake from Marina Records' impeccable In-Kraut compilations right down to Quesada's fuzz-guitar sorcery, while the Vulcan jazz-funk of "Carino" recalls Blackbyrds-era Donald Byrd, and molten blues seep into the like-minded "Pelican." This alchemy is a universal solvent...."
"...The Vulcan mind meld between Antibalas' Martín Perna and Grupo Fantasma's Adrian Quesada, Ocote Soul Sounds shares the love of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Susana Baca, and Donald Byrd, among others. Typically engorged by a full backing band onstage, the duo is set to release The Alchemist Manifesto on Thievery Corporation's ESL imprint this fall..."
"...Coltrane was one of the loveliest balladeers ever, and generous helpings of his already distinctive style highlight Fearless Leader. As was common on Prestige albums of the era, much of the material is done in a loose, "blowin' session" format with the likes of Dallas pianist Red Garland and trumpeter Donald Byrd stretching out on blues and standards..."
"..."West of Pecos," Donald Byrd..."
"...Quebec brought in Dexter Gordon, who blossomed on the label after 10 years of obscurity. Jackie McLean brought Tony Williams, Donald Byrd brought Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Dorham introduced Joe Henderson..."