The Blackbyrds

American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, inspired by trumpeter [a=Donald Byrd].
Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973, & released seven albums and one compilation for [l1329] between 1974 and 1980.
Reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.
Had members:
Allan Barnes (b.1949, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (reeds)
Barney Perry (b.1953, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.) (guitar)
Kevin Toney (b.1953 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (keyboards)
Joseph Hall III (b.1954, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) (bass)
Pericles Jacobs Jr. (b.1951, Washington D.C., U.S.A.) (percussion)
Keith Killgo (b.1954, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) (drums)