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Jaki Byard recorded quite a bit with Charles Mingus and Booker Ervin. He also recorded with Eric Dolphy and Dannie Richmond. Ervin, Dolphy, Richmond and Byard all played in various Mingus lineups, so these men knew each other quite well. All their recordings are great, but one recording that really shows the dexterity and sheer genius of Jaki Byard is ‘Fuchsia Swing Song' on Blue Note records by Sam Rivers. I can't recommend it enough. Every reissue of it ends up going out of print. That should tell you something.