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Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind (Polydor) ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Dave Grusin made a few sleepy albums in his day, but this isn't one of them – and instead, it's a sweet funky fusion outing that really sums up some of the best Dave Grusin modes of the 70s! This excellent LP from 1977 really captures the best of the Grusin soundtrack style – heard in the 70s on shows like Barretta, or in films like Three Days of the Condor – mellow fusion with a tightly arranged style – lots of nicely isolated instrumentation, and the kind of spare and spacey grooves that you'd expect from a hip CTI session! Musicians include Grover Washington on saxes, Dave Valentin on flute, Ron Carter on bass, and Steve Gadd himself – plus Grusin on a lot of sweet keyboards – and titles include great cut "Modaji", plus "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Catavento", and "Montage". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonPrime Time ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky classic from the team of Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – both at the top of their game here, and effortlessly mixing together jazz, funk, and soul! The record really seems to embrace the best of both artists' styles – some of the bassy groovers that Wayne did so well himself, and while producing for other artists – and those snakey, soulful numbers that we love so much in the late 70s work from Roy Ayers – ultra-sophisticated, but still plenty darn grooving – and some of the most sensual soul you'll ever hope to hear. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Weekend Lover", "Thank You Thank You", "Can You Dance", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind", "You Make Me Feel Like Rockin With Ya", "Have Your Way", and "Million Dollar Baby". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Joe BeckWatch The Time ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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George BensonBlue Benson ... LP
Verve/Polydor, 1968/1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A sweet 70s collection of late 60s work from George Benson – tracks recorded in 1968 for Verve, originally from the albums Giblet Gravy and Goodies! The set list here really does a great job of picking out the best numbers – the kind of clean, lean tunes that were pushing Benson from his soul jazz roots towards a much bigger audience – yet still without any of the commerciality of later years to come. Players on the tracks include Herbie Hancock on piano, Billy Cobham on drums, Ron Carter on bass, and Johnny Pacheco on percussion – and arrangements are by Horace Ott and Tom McIntosh. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "Low Down & Dirty", "Thunder Walk", "Doobie Doobie Blues", "What's New", and "I Remember Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyBlood – Paul Bley In Haarlem ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Amazing 60s work from Paul Bley – from a time when he was really stretching out, but also finding a bit more soul than before too! The group here is a trio – with Mark Levenson on bass and Barry Altschul on drums – and although the long tracks are relatively free, they've also got these flows and currents that really hold them together – especially on the tremendous version of "Mr Joy", which fills up all of side two – next to "Blood" on side one. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Polydor pressing! Cover has some very light wear on the spine, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeChildren Of Forever ... CD
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the hippest album that Stanley Clarke ever cut – a stretched-out soulful batch of jazz-tinged tracks – very much in the same spirit as the more righteous soul jazz underground of the time! In a way, the record would be much more at home on a label like Strata East than it would at Polydor – thanks to vocals from Andy Bey and Dee Dee Bridgewater – and a group lineup that includes Pat Martino on guitars, Art Webb on flute, Lenny White on drums, and Chick Corea on keyboards! Corea produced, and there's a bit of the free-floating style of Return To Forever here – but the overall vibe is a lot more soulful too, and reminds us a fair bit of some of the earliest work by Norman Connors or Carlos Garnett – both of whom used Bridgewater as a vocalist in similar settings. Titles include "Children Of Forever", "Butterfly Dreams", "Sea Journey", and "Unexpected Days". CD
(Verve Originals pressing.)

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Chick CoreaDelphi 1 – Solo Piano Improvisations ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaMad Hatter Rhapsody/Humpty Dumpty/Falling Alice/The Woods ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
(Soul, Jazz) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... CD
Polydor (Germany), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles include "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". CD
Also available My Spanish Heart ... LP 7.99

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chick CoreaSecret Agent ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quartet At Montreux ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- ... $38.99
An excellent non-US album from Stan Getz – and a real rarity too! The group here is the same one that recorded the soaring Captain Marvel album – and features excellent keyboards from Chick Corea – really stretching out alongside some wailing solos from Stan! Really beautiful stuff – with long tracks that include "Times Lie", "Lush Life", "I Remember Clifford", and "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind (GRP pressing) ... LP
Polydor/GRP, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
Dave Grusin made a few sleepy albums in his day, but this isn't one of them – and instead, it's a sweet funky fusion outing that really sums up some of the best Dave Grusin modes of the 70s! This excellent LP from 1977 really captures the best of the Grusin soundtrack style – heard in the 70s on shows like Barretta, or in films like Three Days of the Condor – mellow fusion with a tightly arranged style – lots of nicely isolated instrumentation, and the kind of spare and spacey grooves that you'd expect from a hip CTI session! Musicians include Grover Washington on saxes, Dave Valentin on flute, Ron Carter on bass, and Steve Gadd himself – plus Grusin on a lot of sweet keyboards – and titles include great cut "Modaji", plus "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Catavento", and "Montage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesElvin Jones' Jazz Machine Live At Pit Inn ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure Japanese-only session from Elvin – recorded at Tokyo's Pit Inn in 1985, with a quintet that includes Richard Davis on bass, Fumio Karashima on piano, Pat LaBarbera on tenor and soprano, and Sonny Fortune on tenor and flute. The two-sax frontline is as strong as it is on Jones' best post-Coltrane sides from the 70s – and the long tracks show that he's still got plenty of fire and imagination. Titles include "Zange", "George & Me", and "Shinjitsu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, too.)

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✨✧ Michel Legrand & Stephane GrappelliLegrand/Grappelli ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful pairing of Michel Legrand and Stephane Grappelli – two of France's most sensitive jazz musicians ever, sounding really wonderful here in the company of each other! The set features Grappelli's violin and Legrand's lead piano – amidst some larger orchestrations put together by Michel, who also produced the set – all with that great balance of swing and sentiment that always makes his music so wonderful. Grappelli's gliding lines add a nice degree of lightness – especially when contrasted with the fuller string section – and titles include "Mon Homme", "Revoir Paris", "Theme From Summer Of 42", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Parlez-Moi D'Amour", "Nuages", and "Milou En Mai". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ John McLaughlinExtrapolation ... LP
Polydor, 1968. Very Good ... $79.99
Most likely our favorite album by John McLaughlin – and one that features him in a wonderfully spare setting – alongside John Surman on saxes, Brian Odges on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The playing has a free and loose quality that McLaughlin would later lose on some his more fusion-y outings, and the group runs through some excellent post bop originals and modal excursion – all done with a wide open sound and a great sense of dynamics. Titles include "Extrapolation", "It's Funny", "Argen's Bag", "Pete The Poet", "This Is For Us To Share", "Spectrum", "Binky's Beam", "Really You Know", "Two For Two", and "Peace Piece". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing on Marmalade. Cover has light surface wear and a lightly bent corner.)

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Jackie McLeanRhythm Of The Earth ... CD
Antilles/Polydor, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Return To ForeverHymn Of The Seventh Galaxy ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Somehow it seems to us that the members of Return To Forever always cut better albums under their own names than for RTF, but these sides are still not without their merit. Like everyone else, we're rethinking our distaste for fusion, and this set finds Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and Bill Connors going all out from the get go, though our favorite track, "Space Circus" provides a nice breather, with an excellent electric piano intro, and a syncopated funky-ish groove in the main part of the tune that lives up to its name. Also includes the title track, "After The Cosmic Rain", "Captain Senor Mouse", "Theme To The Mothership" and "The Game Maker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Return To ForeverNo Mystery ... CD
Polydor, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the hardest hitting cosmic fusion that the group ever cut! Titles include "Dayride", "Jungle Waterfall", "Flight Of The Newborn", "Sofistifunk" and "Excerpt From The First Movement Of Heavy Metal". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Return To ForeverWhere Have I Known You Before ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitars. The title may lead you to believe the set is a mellow onecentered on themes of introspection given some of the song titles, but it's actually a fairly walloping set of spacey jazz rock – with heavy drums, funky bass & synths. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "Where Have I Loved You Before", "The Shadow Of The Lo", "Where Have I Danced With You Before", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice" and "Song To The Pharoah Kings". LP, Vinyl record album

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James Taylor QuartetGet Organized (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Urban/Polydor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful early work from the great James Taylor Quartet – a killer UK group that emerged out of the London mod and acid jazz scenes of the 80s, then went onto become a monstrously talented funk group in their own right! Taylor's smoking Hammond leads the session, stepping out in some strong funked up grooves that have a classic late 60s soul jazz sound – a bit more Jimmy McGriff than the Johnny Hammond vibe of James' later work – but still plenty great with us, and recorded with a surprisingly faithful ear for the original sound. (Keep in mind that back at the highly-electric time of this set, few records were cut with the warmth of records from the 60s and 70s.) The excellent jazz dance number "It Doesn't Matter" features stellar scat vocals by Cleveland Watkiss – and other tracks include "Brothers Batucada", "Bossa Pilante", "Riding High", "Electric Boogaloo", "The Stretch", and "Grooving Home". (Deep Funk, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Toots ThielemansSilver Collection ... CD
Polydor (Holland), 1970s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeEgo ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last completely intense albums from Tony Williams' Lifetime group – a slightly changed lineup from the original trio – one that includes guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Don Alias and Warren Smith. The group still features some searing organ work from Larry Young (recording here as Khalid Yasin), but the overall sound is also a bit spacier, and even more percussion-driven than before. Dunbar's tripped-out guitar is a nice change from the more rock-focused sound of John McLaughlin on earlier records – and he seems to free the players from their fuzzed out sound, and let them hit some nicely organic moments. Titles include "Clap City", "There Comes A Time", "Two Worlds", "Some Hip Drum Sh!t", "Lonesome Wells" and "The Urchin's Of Shermese". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
 
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Red Allen/Kid Ory/Jack TeagardenAt Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2624, with insert.)

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Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke ... CD
Epic/Columbia, 1974. Used ... $4.99
Fully-formed genius from Stanley Clarke – his first album for Columbia Records, and already a radical departure from the spiritual jazz of his previous set for Polydor! This Clarke's the one who'd play on countless sets of headphones in the 70s – the bassist who really revolutionized fusion, and managed to link it back to a huge audience of fans from rock, soul, and other genres! And despite the cliches to come, this album's still a masterpiece of power – funky at points, jamming at others, and nicely spacey when it needs to be – all produced and arranged with great care by Stanley, and featuring a host of players who include Jan Hammer on keyboards, Tony Williams on drums, Airto on percussion, and some assorted brass and string players as well. Titles include "Vulcan Princess", "Power", "Lopsy Lu", and the extended "Life Suite". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)
Also available Stanley Clarke ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke ... LP
Nemperor, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Fully-formed genius from Stanley Clarke – his first album for Columbia Records, and already a radical departure from the spiritual jazz of his previous set for Polydor! This Clarke's the one who'd play on countless sets of headphones in the 70s – the bassist who really revolutionized fusion, and managed to link it back to a huge audience of fans from rock, soul, and other genres! And despite the cliches to come, this album's still a masterpiece of power – funky at points, jamming at others, and nicely spacey when it needs to be – all produced and arranged with great care by Stanley, and featuring a host of players who include Jan Hammer on keyboards, Tony Williams on drums, Airto on percussion, and some assorted brass and string players as well. Titles include "Vulcan Princess", "Power", "Lopsy Lu", and the extended "Life Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Stanley Clarke ... CD 4.99

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Herb EllisSoftly, But With That Feeling ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Guitarist Herb Ellis is joined by Victor Feldman on vibes, Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ronnie Zito on drums for this album of mellow tunes. There is an Ellis-Feldman original called "Jim's Blues" and Feldman also composed "You Better Be Ready." There is also a version of Joao Gilberto's "One Night Samba" that leads the first side. Other songs include "Toni," "John Brown's Body," "Detour Ahead" and "Gravy Waltz." LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2674, including the insert.)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansChick Corea/Bill Evans Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – featuring two of his greatest sessions ever! One disc features some of Getz's best straight jazz of the 60s – played in a perfectly matched quartet with Bill Evans on piano, a perfect choice for Getz's lyrical soulful tone at the time. Titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Night & Day". The other disc features the classic Sweet Rain LP – a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Stan again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate), who really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever – no fooling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Polydor pressing. Cover has ring wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesBig Sound ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hodges leads a large group of Ellington players that includes Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Ray Nance, and Jimmy Woode. The overall sound has that Ellington-minus-Ellington, plus-Hoges feel of similar Verve sessions like these – with lots of nice strong Hodges tenor work in the foreground. Titles include "Digits", "Viscount", "Segdoh", "An Ordinary Thing", and "Little Rabbit Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing on Polydor, including insert.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2502, including the insert.)

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Sun RaPictures Of Infinity ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the height of their most expressive powers here! The sound is quite "out" overall – really jamming in an almost free jazz sort of way at times – showing the growing boldness and confidence of the Arkestra, as they keep ahead of the pack of all the younger artists they've inspired by this point in their career. Titles include "Saturn", "Song of the Sparer", "Spontaneous Simplicity", and "Outerspaceways Incorporated". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Polydor pressing.)

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Sonny StittPersonal Appearance ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Beautiful late 50s work from Stitt – filled with subtle complex solos, and a rich confident tone that was missing from earlier records! As with some of his other Verve sessions from the time, the track list is mostly standards – but unlike some Verve sessions, Stitt never gets lost in a showy attempt to portray a bluesy side – and instead, he blows simply, purely, and wonderfully on some very in-the-pocket material. The set features an unusual appearance by Bobby Timmons on piano – and tracks include "Easy To Love", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "For Some Friends", and "Original?" LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing on Polydor, UMV 2541, with obi. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)
 
 
 



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