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Blowin' The Blues Away

LP (Item 2566) Blue Note, 1959 — Condition: Used
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A killer session from Horace's famous quintet that included Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes – and one of the group's earliest recordings for Blue Note. The band had a unique mix of rootsy soul jazz playing and more exotic approaches to arranging, and they managed to play both early funk tracks and more thoughtful compositions with incredible lyrical beauty. The album includes tracks that mix both of these styles – like "Sister Sadie", "Break City", "St. Vitus Dance", and the lovely "Peace". (63rd street mono pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp and ear. Nice and clean overall, and cover is nice, with just some light laminate bits near the opening.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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