Ethiopian Knights is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with Thurman Green, Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Sample and others, recorded for the Blue Note label in 1971.[2]

Ethiopian Knights
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 25, 1971 (#1-2)
August 26, 1971 (#3)
StudioA&M Studios, Los Angeles
LabelBlue Note
BST 84380
ProducerGeorge Butler
Donald Byrd chronology
Ethiopian Knights
Black Byrd

Reception edit

The AllMusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album four stars and stated "Even if it isn't quite as consistent as Kofi and Electric Byrd, Ethiopian Knights is another intriguing transitional effort that deepens the portrait of Byrd the acid jazz legend".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

Track listing edit

All compositions by Donald Byrd except as indicated
  1. "The Emperor" - 15:14
  2. "Jamie" - 3:38
  3. "The Little Rasti" - 17:41


Personnel edit


References edit

  1. ^ Gorton, TJ (July 30, 2018). "BeatCaffeine's 100 Best Jazz-Funk Songs". BeatCaffeine. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Donald Byrd discography,, accessed October 26, 2020
  3. ^ a b c Huey, S. AllMusic review accessed September 3, 2010