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Jazz & The Sounds Of Nature

LP (Item 12811) Savoy, Late 50s — Condition: Fair

One of Lateef's fantastic early albums for Savoy – with a style that mixes jazz with weird Eastern instrumentation and tribal rhythmas – for a sound that's somewhere between Sun Ra and later stuff on Tribe records. Lateef's playing with great players from the Detroit underground of the 50's, including Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, and Oliver Jackson, and they run through tracks like "Sounds Of Nature", "Gypsy Arab", "Seulb", and "8540 12th Street".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(CONDITION FAIR. Red label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has completely split seams and some aging.)

Fair

This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above. A "Fair" record will have enough marks or significant flaws that it does not even qualify as "Good", but is a copy you might consider for playing, if you're willing to put up with noise and/or flaws. An example might be a recording with surface noise so heavy that it is equal to the volume of the music. For records listed as "Fair", we will describe the extent of the condition in the comments.

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