A New Perspective

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A New Perspective
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released November 12, 1963
Recorded January 12, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 40:37
Label Blue Note Records
BST 84124
Producer Alfred Lion
Donald Byrd chronology
Free Form
(1962)
A New Perspective
(1963)
Up with Donald Byrd
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

A New Perspective is a 1963 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."[2]

The album was remastered in 1998 by Rudy Van Gelder.

Track listing[edit]

  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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "A New Perspective - Donald Byrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Original liner notes