Donald Byrd Fancy Free

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free (1969)  Music

Posted by intothe at March 6, 2009
Donald Byrd - Fancy Free (1969)

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free (1969)
Jazz | FLAC & mp3 (320k/s) | 250 & 91 MB | scans | 39:12
Blue Note (1993)
Donald Byrd - Free Form (1961) {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Donald Byrd - Free Form (1961) {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 2004 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | 7243 5 95961 2 9 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet


Donald Byrd - Free Form (1961) {2004 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Donald Byrd's 1961 recording Free Form is both a smorgasbord of modern jazz styles and a breakthrough album showing the Detroit born trumpeter's versatility and interest in diversity. At age 30, turning down offers to teach and a full decade before turning to commercial funk fusion with his Blackbyrds, Byrd, alongside a wonderful collection of jazz professionals, proves his mettle as an individualist while also stylistically straddling the blurred lines of jazz.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose And Fancy Free (2002) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0201} [King Crimson related]

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose And Fancy Free (2002) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0201} [King Crimson related]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 835 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 278 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Discipline Global Mobile / Bill Bruford Prod. | DGM0201
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

While the music made by Bill Bruford's earlier Earthworks band was consistently more interesting, his current lineup continues to make great strides given its more traditional stance (post-bop acoustic piano/saxophone quartet verses ultra-modern Euro-jazz fusion). On the live Footloose and Fancy Free, the group exceeds its own studio performances with room to spare. The lovely ballad "Come to Dust" is a fine showcase for pianist Steve Hamilton, and Bruford's punchy drumming moves a complex "Triplicity." Even non-Earthworks tunes from Bruford's late-'90s collaborations with Tony Levin ("Original Sin") and Ralph Towner ("If Summer Had Its Ghosts") get inspiring interpretations as well, thanks to the well-seasoned playing of both tenor/alto saxophonist Patrick Calahar and Hamilton.

Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 10, 2016
Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)

Donald Byrd - Mustang! (1966)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:21 min | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note

"Mustang" may not be the most famous hard-bop stallion from the Blue Note stables in the '50s and '60s, but it's highly enjoyable and emblematic of the genre. A bluesy melody with a Bo Diddley beat, a rhythm section masterfully driven by Waits's drums, a funky piano and efficient horn riffs. What more do you need to have everybody stamp their feet and snap their fingers? While the solos are not all memorable, they are always honest and in the groove. And "Mustang" even provides a bit of jazz trivia that will allow you to show off about this tune: it was written by altoist Sonny Red – who solos first – and signed with his real name: Sylvester Kyner.

Robert Rex Waller Jr - Fancy Free (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 8, 2016
Robert Rex Waller Jr - Fancy Free (2016)

Robert Rex Waller Jr - Fancy Free (2016)
Country, Folk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:54 | 107 MB
Label: Western Seeds Records | Release Year: 2016

Western Seeds Record Company, Los Angeles, California One of California’s most prolific and profound songwriters is putting his writer’s pen aside and releasing an album of covers. Fancy Free, the new solo album from Robert Rex Waller Jr., summons works from brilliant obscure artists and icons of popular music alike, taking listeners into a soundscape of exuberance, heartache, and everything in between. It’s a place where the plaintive strummings of Daniel Johnston and Mike Stinson commingle with the visionary lyricism of Neil Young and Nina Simone, and with wonderfully off-kilter romps from the Oak Ridge Boys, The Hollies, and The Doors. These are songs you know, or will instantly feel you know, rendered entirely fresh and compelling. They hit you deep, make you grin wide, and often do both at once.
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Byrd (1981) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-1200dpi (PNG) | 42:17 Min | 302,92 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records / Elektra (USA) | Released: 2007, July, 16

Love Byrd is a 1981 album by Donald Byrd and 125th St, NYC, produced by Isaac Hayes and released on the Elektra label.

Rod Stewart - Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 12, 2016
Rod Stewart - Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) Repost

Rod Stewart - Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 3092-2 | ~ 268 or 110 Mb | Scans(png) -> 128 Mb
Pop Rock / Soft Rock / Classic Rock

Kicking off with the swagger and machismo of one of the quintessential 70's anthems, "Hot Legs", FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE is a blistering joyride, a swaggering period piece that,like all of Rod's best work, immerses itself in the prevalent style of the time– by 1977, funk-tinged rock was all therage, and FOOT LOOSE is a carnival of wah-wah guitars ("You're Insane"), epic arrangements ("You Just Keep Me Hanging On"), and unabashed earnestness (the nostalgic and confessional "I Was Only Joking".) …
Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962) {2010, K2/XRCD24 24-bit Super Analog Extended Resolution, Reissue} Repost

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk (1962/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 45 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop | Blue Note #ST-84075/EMI Music Special Markets #509992-64059-3-3/Audio Wave #AWMXR-0009
Manufactured by JVC Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd., Japan

Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. A quintet setting, with pianist Duke Pearson (another longtime Byrd collaborator), bassist Laymon Jackson, and a lively Philly Joe Jones on drums joining the front line of Byrd and Adams, the sessions for The Cat Walk benefited from the writing and arrangement skills of Pearson, who contributes three compositions here, the impressive opener "Say You're Mine," "Duke's Mixture"…
The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve CD}

The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 165 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: jazz

At Newport is the 1957 album by two groups: The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet. Each group has three songs each. Originally released on Verve, this was released by Verve Music Group on 20 August, 2002.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 339 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods' name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.