Donald Byrd / Gigi Gryce

Modern Jazz Perspective

( - Columbia #C 1085)

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Trumpeter Donald Byrd's 1957 date Modern Jazz Perspective is a swinging, straight-ahead, bop-infused album featuring pianist Gigi Gryce. Also showcased on the album is vocalist Jackie Paris. Interestingly, Paris is also featured playing banjo on the gospel-inflected opening track, "Medley: Early Morning Blues."