18 September 2006

DONALD BYRD / BRASS WITH VOICES - I'M TRYIN' TO GET HOME
























Keepin' it sanctified..keepin' it soulful..keepin' it swinging - who else but the great Donald Byrd assisted on this occasion by eight voices and brass under the direction of Coleridge Perkinson.Byrd splits the compositional duties with the super-hip Duke Pearson and the line up is a belter:Herbie Hancock-Piano ;Freddie Roach-Organ ;Stanley Turrentine-Tenor;Bob Cranshaw-Bass;Grady Tate-Drums plus the choir and brass.This was recorded as the follow up to "A New Perspective"and released on Blue Note in 1964.Long out of print this made a brief re appearance as part of the French Pathe Marconi Blue Note re issue programme in the 80s but has now been given a 24 bit makeover on cd by Toshiba EMI Japan (from which this rip is taken).Suffice to say if you enjoyed "A New Perspective" then you'll love these gospel grooves.

4 comments:

GEBright said...

DAMN! This album is amazing! I'm loving this and the Modesty Blaise Soundtrack. I bow down to your record collection.

thanks!

VRAI_SON said...

Great! Thanks for sharing this.What do you think? Should I get the OG MONO pressing or get the CD 24 bits? How is the sound of the CD?

VRAI_SON said...

Uhm..mmm...

Chew Ben said...

Man, if you have any chance to read this, that would be so cool if you could re-up this album... Your blog is probably the best jazz blog ever. Congrats and keep going!