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A New Perspective

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Released  Early February 1964
Artist  Donald Byrd
Producer  Alfred Lion
Genres  Jazz, Hard bop
Length  40:37
Release date  February 1964
Label  Blue Note Records
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Recorded  January 12, 1963 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
A New Perspective (1963)  Up with Donald Byrd (1964)
Similar  Donald Byrd albums, Jazz albums

A New Perspective is a 1964 album by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4124 and BST 84124. The performances are mainly in a hard bop style, but the recording also features a gospel choir.


About the project, Byrd said: "I mean this album seriously. Because of my own background, I've always wanted to write an entire album of spiritual-like pieces. The most accurate way I can describe what we were all trying to do is that this is a modern hymnal. In an earlier period, the New Orleans jazzmen would often play religious music for exactly what it was - but with their own jazz textures and techniques added. Now, as modern jazzmen, we're also approaching this tradition with respect and great pleasure."

The album was remastered in 1998 by Rudy Van Gelder.

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Track listing

  1. "Elijah" (Byrd) - 9:21
  2. "Beast of Burden" (Byrd) - 10:07
  3. "Cristo Redentor" (Duke Pearson) - 5:43
  4. "The Black Disciple" (Byrd) - 8:12
  5. "Chant" (Pearson) - 7:31


  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Donald Best – vibraphone, vocals
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Lex Humphries – drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – choir direction
  • Songs

    2Beast of Burden10:08
    3Cristo Redentor5:43


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