Donald Byrd

A New Perspective

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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.

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Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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9:18 Amazon
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10:05 Amazon
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5:40 Amazon
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8:10 Amazon
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7:30 Amazon
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