Report Donald Byrd Live at Montreux review in Jazz In Print - Periodicals, Books, Newspapers, etc... Posted December 22, 2022 3 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said: Nice work, as always, your passion comes thru loud and clear. Still not my cuppa, but more palatable to me than DB's studio work with the Mizell Bros. I probably shouldn't, but I have to say that DB's attempts here and elsewhere to be something more than a very good post-bop trumpet player mostly make him something less. Not unlike Artie Shaw thinking he had something better to do than playing clarinet and bandleading, he didn't. That said, I love Byrd's two excursions into choral music - New Perspective and Trying to Get Home. Wonderfully quirky and totally his in a way the work with the Mizell Brothers just isn't for me, YMMV of course. I think the Mizell Brothers work is what it is... this album is just a refreshing change of pace. I can't see myself getting too many of their sessions either but I sort of try to listen for what they are. This album is a fun listen.