A New Perspective

A New Perspective is a 1964 studio album by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. It was released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4124 and BST 84124.

A New Perspective
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Studio album by
ReleasedEarly February 1964[1]
RecordedJanuary 12, 1963 (1963-01-12)
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz, hard bop
Length40:37
LabelBlue Note Records
ProducerAlfred Lion
Donald Byrd chronology
Free Form
(1962)
A New Perspective
(1964)
Up with Donald Byrd
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings2/4 stars [3]

In 2017, it was ranked at number 194 on Pitchfork's list of the "200 Best Albums of the 1960s".[4] The album was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 1998.

InspirationEdit

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."[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Elijah"Donald Byrd9:21
2."Beast of Burden"Donald Byrd10:07
3."Cristo Redentor"Duke Pearson5:43
4."The Black Disciple"Donald Byrd8:12
5."Chant"Duke Pearson7:31

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 110

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard February 22, 1964
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "A New Perspective - Donald Byrd | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (1/10)". Pitchfork. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Original liner notes
  6. ^ "Donald Byrd - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2014-08-01. Retrieved October 8, 2017.

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