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LP (Item 34523) Impulse, 1974 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

One of Sam Rivers' most striking albums for Impulse, a record that has him leading a fairly large group – working in an "orchestral context", as the notes on the cover say, but not really a jazz orchestra – more of a freewheeling avant ensemble, in the tradition of work by Archie Sheep for Impulse a few years earlier. If you dig Rivers' free playing, the album's a treat – as most of the tracks are pretty unbridled, in the manner of Ornette's Free Jazz or Coltrane's Ascension. Players include Roland Alexander, Richard Williams, Warren Smith, Ted Daniels, and Charles Greenlee – and titles include "Exultation", "Orb", "Bursts", and "Earth Song".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(White label stereo/quad promo. Cover has light wear and a bit of waviness from moisture.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

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