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Flamenco Jazz

LP (Item 16495) MPS (Germany), 1967 — Condition: Near Mint-
Really wonderful stuff – and a record that may well be even better than the previous flamenco jazz albums cut by Paco DeLucia and Petro Iturralde in Spain! This set is part of a key late 60s moment when the MPS label was experimenting with a blend of jazz and sounds from around the globe – and it's got a really open, freewheeling sound – and an even better realization of the ideas the pair had worked on previously. Tenorist Pedro Iturralde is stunning – opening up in these long Coltrane-like lines that are some of the best we've ever heard from him – and the rhythm section is wonderful, too – very modal, with bold lines from Paul Grassl on piano, Erich Peter on bass, and Paul Grassl on drums. Trombonist Dino Piana is also in the group – deepening up the sound – and the music parts at magical moments to allow for some rich guitar passages from the great Paco DeLucia – very young here, and filled with fire. Titles include "El Vito", "Valeta De Tu Viento", and "Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Japanese pressing – with insert.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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