Think back to the first time you heard the great Donald Byrd.  For me, it was probably the song “Do it Fluid” with the Blackbyrds, the group formed here in D.C.,  that featured some Howard University students.    There was a group that was formed during Byrd’s years as a professor of music at North […]

jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.