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Take Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East

LP (Item 13211) Columbia, 1961 — Condition: Very Good+

A rare jazz vocal album from Dave Brubeck – one that has the famous pianist working here with Carmen McRae – who served up a hose of vocal versions of some of Dave's best compositions! The format is a great one – a really fresh take on the Brubeck idiom, and a setting that makes the album one of Carmen's hippest ever – with a freer swing and deeper soul than most other dates of the 50s and 60s. Brubeck's group features lots of great alto from Paul Desmond – plus Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Melanctha", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Travellin Blues", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Take Five", "Lord Lord", and "Ode To A Cowboy".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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