West_Adams_Vinyl

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free West_Adams_Vinyl

June 20, 2021
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, BST 84319

If anyone has just the cover in great shape - let me know! Thank you!
boussven

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free boussven

April 13, 2021
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, RE, CDP 0777 7 89796 2 16, BST 84319, B1-89796
This is - I think - part of the Rare Groove Series, B1 catalogue number, “Mastered by Capitol” drilled stamp accompanied by hand-etching “Wally” – Wally Trautgott, sound engineer. Runout includes logo stamp C R in two circles.
Varchard

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free Varchard

February 24, 2021
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, BST 84319

Donald Byrd is great and fancy free is a great song. I haven’t heard a bad Byrd album yet
mario.albceron

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free mario.albceron

December 18, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
Wow such an amazing release!!! The fact that it was pressed on GZ makes me think that maybe it was produced from Hi-Res files and using DMM?? Not sure. But in any case the sound, the mastering (by Kevin Gray) are impecable. The presentation is so beautiful, with heavy tip-on jacket and a very cool book with notes about the recording. I started paying a lot of attention to these VMP releases. There are some incredible ones (e.g., McCoy Tyner all analog "Sahara" ).
record_listener

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free record_listener

March 11, 2021
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
The credits state that the lacquer was cut by Kevin Gray, who I don't believe has DMM cutting at his facility, so it can't possibly be DMM. That's why you see his signature in the dead wax of this record. Kevin Gray has both digital and all analog cutting paths at his facilities. GZ just pressed it. They had nothing to do with the mastering, other than physically pressing the record.
Lilawatt

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free Lilawatt

November 4, 2020
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
I have a VAN GELDER stamped 70s copy that sounds great, but this one definitely beats it. Kevin Gray is the man.
blackfrost90

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free blackfrost90

September 28, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
The A side to this may be my favorite of any jazz record I own. The combination of hand drums and uptempo beat in fancy free that then transitions to the more downtempo I love the girl works very well, with each piece having considerable length to develop. After upgrading my audio equipment recently I revisited this album and my jaw was on the floor. It is hard to put into words just how natural and open this record sounds. It sounds cliche but at the end of side A I felt as though I had entered intermission during the performance.. how when you hear something great you feel compelled to applaud. Just incredible pressing and sound on this Donald Byrd album.
blackfrost90

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free blackfrost90

July 17, 2021
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
+hello, as far as I can tell it is blue note reissue pressed in europe by gz vinyl with masters cut by kpg (kevin gray) here in the states. My assumption is that master is indeed AAA (all analog) knowing the quality associated with KG masters. My apologies for the late response also.

Best,
Seth
tlabouff

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free tlabouff

February 24, 2020
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
What kind of remastering is this? Analogue or digital? Cheers!
puremusicfinder

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free puremusicfinder

July 31, 2019
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01

digging the music and pressing. Very good from all aspects.
staxnet

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free staxnet

December 1, 2018
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
Excellent pressing. Glad to have a copy of the record.
cottonmouthVII

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free as reviewed by cottonmouthVII

November 4, 2018
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01

Amazing sounding pressing of a surprisingly good album. I was totally unaware of this man until receiving this record, and I immediately fell in love with it. I was playing this for a few friends the other day and I think he earned a few more fans.
thatindianguy

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free thatindianguy

November 17, 2018
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
if you haven't heard it yet, please listen to cristo redentor
rob88

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free rob88

October 21, 2018
referencing Fancy Free, LP, Album, Club, RE, 180, B0028724-01
My pressing sounds great, record is flat, and looks clean.