Donald Byrd's second foray into the "with voices" genre – done with the same arranging talents of Coleridge Perkinson, the lyrical modernist who made Donald's A New Perspective such a success! The group that plays with Byrd is excellent, and includes Freddie Roach, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, and Grant
Green – all of whom blend beautifully with the choir, and know when to lay back, and when to come out strong with hard rhythm playing and good solos. Donald Byrd and Duke Pearson wrote all of the tunes, and the set's got some beautiful shimmering solos by Byrd which just float dreamily over the album's gorgeous orchestrations. With the tracks "Pearl
y Gates", "March Children", "Brother Isaac", and "I'm Tryin' To Get Home".
(New York mono pressing, with deep groove on one side, Van Gelder stamp, and ear. Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches, with some peeled spots, seam splitting, and a name in pen on back.)