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Bull's Eye!

LP (Item 3333) Prestige, 1968 — Condition: Near Mint-

A sock-hard set of Detroit soul jazz that's one of Barry Harris' best albums of the 60s! The group on the record is a sextet – with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Charles McPherson on tenor, and Pepper Adams on baritone – forging a much harder frontline than you'll hear on some of Barry's more lyrical albums from the same time – a new sort of groove that really locks Harris in nicely to the Prestige soul jazz sound of the 60s. The group works well together on arrangements by Harris – swinging hard and lively, sometimes with a vamping energy that's almost modal – and which really lets McPherson hit some especially nice lines on tenor. Rhythm is from Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins – and the horns sit out for 2 of the album's 6 tracks. Titles include "Oh So Basal", "Off Monk", "Barengo", "Bull's Eye", and "Clockwise".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear in one bottom corner, but is great overall.)

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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