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Babs

LP (Item 24119) Chiaroscuro, Early 60s/1981 — Condition: Used
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Hard to find reissue of one of Babs' earlier sides, recorded most likely for the Dauntless/Audio Fidelity label in the early 60s. The session appears to be a mix of live and studio tracks, with a group that features some of Babs' hip friends – like Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, Roy Haynes, and Horace Parlan. Babs is in fine form on the album (is he ever not?) – and the record includes some of his best moody originals, like "Lullaby Of The Doomed" and "Lonely One" – plus more uptempo tracks like "Cool Cooking", "Speedy Gonzales", "Babs Mood For Love" and a hip rendition of "Le Continental". (Cover has light wear.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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Additional Marks & Notes

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