|Released Early February 1964|
Artist Donald Byrd
Producer Alfred Lion
Genres Jazz, Hard bop
Release date February 1964
Label Blue Note Records
|Recorded January 12, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs|
A New Perspective (1963) Up with Donald Byrd (1964)
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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.
Donald byrd elijah
- "Elijah" (Byrd) - 9:21
- "Beast of Burden" (Byrd) - 10:07
- "Cristo Redentor" (Duke Pearson) - 5:43
- "The Black Disciple" (Byrd) - 8:12
- "Chant" (Pearson) - 7:31
2Beast of Burden10:08