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…
- Posted December 14, 2012
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