Fancy Free (Donald Byrd album)
|Studio album by Donald Byrd|
|Recorded||May 9 & June 6, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Genre||Jazz, Jazz fusion|
|Donald Byrd chronology|
Fancy Free is an album by the American jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, recorded and released on Blue Note Records in 1969. In 1993, it appeared for the first time on a digital support, currently out-of-print, and it has not been reissued yet.
Allmusic awarded the album with 3 stars and its review by Steve Huey states: "Recorded just a few months after Miles Davis' In a Silent Way, Fancy Free finds Byrd leading a large ensemble prominently featuring Frank Foster on tenor, Lew Tabackin or Jerry Dodgion on flute, and several percussionists. But the most important piece of the puzzle is Duke Pearson's electric piano, the first time Byrd utilized the instrument."
- "Fancy Free" (Donald Byrd) – 12:06
- "I Love the Girl" (Byrd) – 8:48
- "The Uptowner" (Mitch Farber) – 9:16
- "Weasil" (Charles Hendricks) – 9:00
Recorded on May 9 (#2, 4) and June 6 (#1, 3), 1969.
- Donald Byrd - trumpet
- Frank Foster - tenor and soprano saxophone
- Julian Priester - trombone
- Lew Tabackin (#2, 4), Jerry Dodgion (#1, 3) - flute
- Duke Pearson - electric piano
- Jimmy Ponder - guitar
- Roland Wilson - bass
- Joe Chambers (#2, 4), Leo Morris (#1, 3) - drums
- Nat Bettis, John H. Robinson Jr.- percussion