Chant (Donald Byrd album)

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Chant alternate cover.jpg
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released 1979
Recorded April 17, 1961
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 44:57
Label Blue Note
LT 991
Producer Alfred Lion
Donald Byrd chronology
Out of this World
(1961)Out of this World1961
The Cat Walk
(1961)The Cat Walk1961
Alternative cover
Japanese issue
Japanese issue

Chant is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1961 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1979.[1]


Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars and the review by Scott Yanow states, "This is superior hard bop from the early '60s".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande" (Mercer) – 7:39
  2. "You're Next" (Byrd) – 7:25
  3. "Chant" (Pearson) – 8:50
  4. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Haymes) – 9:33
  5. "Great God" (Byrd) – 6:58
  6. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish) – 4:32



  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed August 31, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 31, 2010