Byrd, Donald – A New PerspectiveVendor: Dol
NEW VINYL LP ON DOL 2018
180 GRAM VINYL.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 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.
A2 Beast Of Burden
B1 Cristo Redentor
B2 The Black Disciple