A Blue Note essential, A New Perspective by Donald Byrd is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary LP reissue campaign, featuring 100 titles. Key to the initiative is high quality audio at an affordable price.
This unusual set 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.
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|3. Cristo Redentor|
|4. The Black Disciple|