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A New Perspective


Download links and information about A New Perspective by Donald Byrd. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 40:49 minutes.

Artist: Donald Byrd
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 5
Duration: 40:49
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No. Title Length
1. Elijah 9:19
2. Beast of Burden 10:06
3. Cristo Redentor 5:41
4. Black Disciple 8:11
5. Chant 7:32



This unusual set (reissued on CD by Blue Note) was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, "Cristo Redentor," became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.