Among the best feminine avant-garde trumpeters ever, Barbara Donald had a robust and explorative design. She was most widely known for using altoist Sonny Simmons (her hubby at that time) during 1963-1972. She also documented several impressive initiatives for Cadence in the first ’80s. Nevertheless, after suffering many strokes within the ’90s, she generally stepped from executing. In 2013, Donald passed on at age 70. 2 yrs afterwards, the archival 1991 live record Reincarnation, offering Donald carrying out alongside Simmons, made an appearance on Arhoolie.