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Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds

LP (Item 364449) EmArcy/Mercury, 1958 — Condition: Very Good+
A key album in the development of the flute in jazz – issued under the Swingin Shepherds name to cash in on the fame of that popular hit of the time! The album's a bit more serious and conceptual than you might guess from the title and cover image – and follows strongly on the approach Collette and others of the LA scene were working through in Chico Hamilton's groundbreaking Quintet of the time. The set's got a unique lineup that features Collette, Bud Shank, Paul Horn, and Harry Klee on an assortment of flutes – plus Bil Miller on piano, Joe Comfort on bass, and Bill Richmond on drums. The sound is light and swinging – in the playful mode that recalls the Hamilton group, but which is also a bit more flute heavy, and lighter overall. Titles include "The Four Winds Blow", "Flute Diet", "Short Story", "Machito", "Improvisation", and "The Funky Shepherds".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original mono drummer logo Emarcy pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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.

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