A New Perspective
|A New Perspective|
|Studio album by|
|Released||Early February 1964|
|Recorded||January 12, 1963|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey|
|Genre||Jazz, hard bop|
|Label||Blue Note Records|
|Donald Byrd chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
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.||"Beast of Burden"||Donald Byrd||10:07|
|3.||"Cristo Redentor"||Duke Pearson||5:43|
|4.||"The Black Disciple"||Donald Byrd||8:12|
- Donald Byrd – trumpet
- Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
- Herbie Hancock – piano
- Kenny Burrell – guitar
- Donald Best – vibraphone, vocals
- Butch Warren – bass
- Lex Humphries – drums
- Duke Pearson – arranger
- Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – choir direction
- Unidentified vocalists: Four men (two basses, two tenors) and four women (two altos, two sopranos)
|US Billboard 200||110|
- Billboard February 22, 1964
- Yanow, Scott. "A New Perspective - Donald Byrd | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (1/10)". Pitchfork. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Original liner notes
- "Donald Byrd - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2014-08-01. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- Patrin, Nate (January 29, 2013). "A New Perspective On The Road: Donald Byrd As Driving Music". Blue Note Records.