I'm Tryin' to Get Home

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I'm Tryin' to Get Home
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1965
Recorded December 17-18, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:51
Label Blue Note
BLP 4188
BST 84188
Producer Donald Byrd (#1, 3, 5)
Duke Pearson (#2, 4, 6)
Donald Byrd chronology
Up with Donald Byrd
(1964)
I'm Tryin' to Get Home
(1964)
Mustang!
(1966)

I'm Tryin' to Get Home is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances by Byrd with a large brass section and vocalists recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label in 1965 as BLP 4188.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and stated "despite some strong moments, the date (which resulted in no real hits) does not quite reach the heights of A New Perspective although it has plenty of interesting moments".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Donald Byrd
  1. "Brother Isaac" - 4:54
  2. "Noah" - 6:59
  3. "I'm Tryin' to Get Home" - 7:01
  4. "I've Longed and Searched for My Mother" - 8:35
  5. "March Children" - 7:17
  6. "Pearly Gates" - 2:05

Recorded on December 17 (#1, 3, 5) & December 18 (#2, 4, 6), 1964.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 2, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 2, 2010