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Virtue (LP sleeve edition)

CD (Item 480286) MPS/Promising (Germany), 1977 — Condition: New Copy
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A funky fusion classic from superdrummer Alphonse Mouzon – a rare date as a leader for MPS, and a set that rivals his best 70s grooves on Blue Note! The album's got a slightly more electric feel than some of Mouzon's previous work, but it's still far from the smoother soul of the 80s – thanks to a sharp-edged lineup that includes Gary Bartz on soprano and alto sax and Stu Goldberg on keyboards – both players who bring a nice sense of depth to the set! Some of the best cuts are actually the most laidback – somewhat spacey grooves that spin out beautifully, and which are then offset nicely by the choppier fusion cuts on the set. Titles include the massive break cut "Poobli" – an electric bit of MPS that we never tire of – and other tracks include "The Mouzon Drum Suite", "Virtue", "Master Funk", "Nyctophobia", and "Baker's Daughter". (Amazing LP sleeve edition – with full notes in English and German, new mastering, and even a paper)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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