CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Reflections Of A Golden Dream

LP (Item 17458) Flying Dutchman, 1976 — Condition: Used
Gatefold
Out Of Stock

LP


Lonnie Liston Smith grooves it hard here with his Cosmic Echoes group – mixing in a stronger dose of soul than ever before, yet still giving tracks a righteous feel overall! The approach here is a bit like that of Roy Ayers work from the 70s – still jazzy at its core and conception, but often featuring vocals to deliver a wider message for the tunes – plus some nicely snapping rhythms that are enough to get a fe cuts good play on the dancefloor! The record's still got plenty of great mellow tracks too, though – the kind of floating spacey numbers that Smith virtually invented during the 70s, and which stand here as a more strongly jazz-voiced contrast to some of the soul tunes in the set. Donald Smith and Dave Hubbard are still working here with Lonnie to give the work a really solid sound, and tracks include groovers like "Get Down Everybody", "Peace & Love", and "Beautiful Woman" – mixed with spacier fusion numbers like "Quiet Dawn", "Golden Dreams", and "Goddess Of Love".  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.

Used Vinyl Grades

Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:

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.



You might be interested


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Loveland
Columbia, 1978. Very Good
A beautiful album of smooth mellow jazzy grooves – and one that proves that Lonnie was still always great, even when he was getting the more mainstream production treatment. The record is similar to ones cut by other older jazz funk keyboardists at the time – like Ramsey Lewis or ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Flight For Four
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
8th Of July 1969
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
One of Hampel's best sessions – a spiritually infused, freely structured session that feels like the best late 60s work on BYG/Actuel! Of course, it helps that the group on the record includes Anthony Braxton, Steve McCall, and Willem Breuker – plus usual suspect Jeanne Lee – ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
3 Shades Of Blue
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Very Good Gatefold
An excellent late Johnny Hodges album that mixes his supreme talents with two of the other big stars of the Flying Dutchman label – Oliver Nelson and Leon Thomas – both of whom contribute wonderfully to the set! Nelson arranged the whole album, and gives it the groovy feel of some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Barefoot Boy
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good+
Kind of an oddball record for Flying Dutchman, one we don't see too much. Bob Thiele produced a ton of sides, but not too many under his own name. This one's got more than a few heavies helping out, like Oliver Nelson, Tom Scott and Bobby Bryant but somehow it never seems to rise above a second ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fairyland
Flying Dutchman/Mega, 1971. Very Good+
One of Coryell's trippest LPs from the time – a live set recorded in Montreux, with a trio that includes Pretty Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. Coryell's the main focus of the set – stretching out on long tracks, singing a bit, but mostly jamming, sometimes with a darker and ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mighty Fatha
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Afrique (Doctor Jazz)
Flying Dutchman/Doctor Jazz, 1971. Very Good+
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Idle Moments
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good+
A warmly melodic session from Blue Note's greatest guitarist! The sound of the set's as evocative as the title – an idle moment of space between the notes, explored by Green's tight single-note work on guitar – and wonderfully supported by a lineup that includes Joe Henderson, Bobby ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wess To Memphis
Enterprise/Stax, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold
Following in the tracks of another funky flute player, Herbie Mann, Frank Wess heads south, and records an album of tunes that mix his jazzy flute with the hipper funky styles of the early 70s southern studio scene. Despite the title, this one was actually recorded at Muscle Shoals, not Memphis, ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Winelight
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+
A smooth smooth classic from Grover! Titles include "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", "Just The Two Of Us", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top