Compiled from their half dozen top-selling albums, Happy Music is full of the most danceable, party-hearty, spirited grooves found anywhere. For the club, the car, the crib, or wherever, it is truly sophisticated music with a truly contemporary feel. This is mainly due to the fact that these cats could really play, — everything from Jazz-Fusion to straight Funk to Soul to Smooth Jazz to Urban Adult Contemporary to Pop. They were as effervescent, energetic, and tight as any band out there. Happy Music is a 14 track career spanning overview of the two-time Grammy Nominated jazz supergroup and includes the never before released bonus track "Feel Like A Kid".
The Blackbyrds (formed in 1974, disbanded 1980) were the creation of one Dr. Donald Byrd, noted Jazz trumpeter in the Blue Note Records stable for many years and a distinguished protégé of Clifford Brown.