This view from the turntable at DRIVEN HQ offers another look at the incomparable Donald Byrd, this time featuring his 1963 album A New Perspective.

The little visual joke on the cover involves an artsy angle on a classic Jaguar E-Type, with Byrd leaning laconically on the bonnet.

The title, however, actually refers to Byrd bringing a little gospel influence complete with choir to his much-admired “hard bop” style.

As far as we’re concerned, you can have Gregorian chanting as long as there’s an E-Type in the mix…