Don Carlos Wesley Byas, better known simply as Don Byas, is one of the greatest saxophonists of all time. He is considered by so many of the greats as a supreme master of the horn. The great saxophonist Sonny Stitt, who was an incredible saxophonist himself had this to say about Don Byas. “Years ago [...]

The music in 1964 was changing fast.  John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins were embarking on new musical paths and reaching great heights with their playing.  Piano players like Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Hancock were pushing the limits of harmony and creating new and exciting ways to spice up old standards.  And Miles put [...]