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Spiritsville

LP (Item 31841) Jazzland, 1960 — Condition: Used

Hard wailing hardbop, touched by some of the modernist sensibilities that Priester forged while working in his Chicago underground years that included brief stints with Sun Ra! The set's one of the best hardbop sides to be cut for the Jazzland label – and it's got a relaxed soulful feel that puts it among some of the great lost jazz albums from the early 60s. Priester leads the group with a great deal of tightness, and players include a young McCoy Tyner on piano, the soulful Charles Davis on baritone sax, the excellent tenor player Walter Benton, and the always wonderful rhythm team of Sam Jones and Art Taylor. Tracks include "Blue Stride", "Excursion", "Chi Chi", and "Spiritsville". Very nice – and very hard to find!  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Small black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, pieces of clear tape on the seams, and a bit of pen on back.)

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