Donald Byrd – Chant (180g Tone Poet Series)
- 180-gram LP
- Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape
- Plated and pressed at RTI
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
One of Donald Byrd's best.
"Not released until 1979, this excellent quintet session features the always formidable team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritonist Pepper Adams. The accompanying rhythm section includes pianist Herbie Hancock shortly before he joined Miles Davis. The repertoire consists of six likable tunes including an uptempo 'I'm an Old Cowhand,' 'That's All,' 'Sophisticated Lady,' two Byrd originals and Duke Pearson's 'Chant.' This is superior hard bop from the early '60s." — AllMusic