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A New Perspective (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Donald Byrd Audio CD
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Jazz musician Donald Byrd was a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd".

Born as Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II in Detroit he played in military bands in the Air Force before moving to New York in 1955. He ... Read more in Amazon's Donald Byrd Store

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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000IWVW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Elijah 9:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beast of Burden10:07Album Only
Listen  3. Cristo Redentor 5:430.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Chant 7:310.79  Buy MP3 

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz with vocal Harmonies 31 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is essentially a concept album which combines vocal harmonies in the style of Do-Wop and Gospel with blues structured jazz.
The comination works fantastically on 'Cristo Redentor', an eerie slow-burner which evokes images of a Sergio Leone western with Byrds spanish scale phrasing pushing he track to a wonderful cresendo.
Not a five star album but Byrd takes this concept as far as it can go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classy move in what was then a new direction 27 Feb 2001
By acid_win VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I have this album on vinyl and it is one of my prized possesions. It was a definite step in a new direction hence the title "A New Perspective". In a sense you can see Byrd preparing for his move onto more funkier sounds in the early 70's with the Mizell brothers. The first ever track I heard of this album was Beast of Burden and it is a monster, bluesy track that just holds you. The rest of the album just sails along and before you know it you are left wanting more. Most people would go for Byrd's seventies outings but this album and Blackjack are another two Byrd recordings that you should definitely have in your collection.
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Jazz is a musical genre that is all about experimentation and boundary pushing. This 1963 recording from trumpeter Donald Byrd is an example of how this approach leads to some great music.

Not content with just sticking to the bop style, he uses influences from gospel, soul and blues to weave some adventurous musical soundscapes that are accessible to a range of listeners, and not just for the hardened jazz nut. The use of a gospel choir is an inspired touch, it adds a whole new layer of depth and colour to the traditional bop sound. It's classy and classic.

The Rudy Van Gelger edition is a bit of a treat. The remastering, to my ear, is sympathetic and well done. The sound is clear, rich and full on my stereo.

A good solid 4 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 8 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great music throughout but buy buy buy for the beautiful and haunting Cristo Redentor. Highly recommend this cd even to non jazz fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st Blue Note vocals and the best! 26 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the best Donald Byrd album ever! An excellent melange of funk blues and the good old gospel.
This is the first ever Blue Note recording with vocals, and in my opinion the best.
Try it for yourself!
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