An incredibly great album! Although the pretense for this record is similar to other "bird sounds from jazz players" sessions – the record is a darn nice batch of tracks that has a sweet soul jazz groove, and a nice goofy instrumental sound that has a lot more edges than you'd expect! The basic format is for a reed player (Jerome Richardson or Bobby Jaspar) to play a short little unaccompanied solo at the beginning of a track – making bird-like noises with their sax or flute – then the rest fo the band comes wailing in behind them, and hits a nice tight groove, filled with strong touches on instruments like organ, vibes, guitar, or mellophone. Way better than most other sleepy Puma sessions – and filled with great cuts like "Flight Patterns", "Sturnella", "Bird's Eye View", "Panic In The Birdcage", and "Skippin South". (6 eye pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam and discoloration from age.) © 1996-2015, 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.
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:
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.