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Fancy Free

Donald Byrd


Fancy Free finds him catching the front edge of jazz’s shift toward fusion, with a much gentler and more approachable result than some of his peers produced.
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color Black
extras Exclusive listening notes by Natalie Weiner
foil stamped Yes
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
numbered Yes
pressing location GZ
remastering details Remastered
speed 33 1/3 RPM
vinyl size 12 INCH
weight 180 Gram
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exclusive VMP Exclusive
label Universal
mastering engineering Kevin Gray
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1 LP
format
1970
original release year
Description

Fancy Free finds him catching the front edge of jazz’s shift toward fusion, with a much gentler and more approachable result than some of his peers produced. Its innovations lie in its source material: Fancy Free adapts the vernacular of funk and R&B more than it does that of rock, the inspiration for most jazz fusion records that are considered canon. Hindsight so often being 20/20, Byrd’s take on fusion — work that was then greeted skeptically — is looking more and more prescient. 

“I’m not trying to be avant-garde or a hippie,” the then 37-year-old Byrd explained. “I’m me, and a lot of different things interest me at different times. And since I’m not pressing to be something other than myself, the sessions come out as relaxed as I can make them. As this one did.”

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