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Definite – Volume 2

LP (Item 369588) Storyville, 1981 — Condition: Near Mint-

A great early 80s document of free alto great Charles Tyler in a small group with frequent collaborator Earl Cross on trumpet, who though not so well known, played in many important groups both in San Francisco and the early 70s loft scene in NY. Steve Reid, whose name you might recognize from Sun Ra sides or his own stellar set Nova, also played with Tyler for many years, is on drums, with relative newcomer Kevin Ross rounding out the group on bass. The set is 5 numbers with plenty of exploratory soloing from the group, over Tyler's rootsy head figures: "Train 178 To Stockholm", "A Hip Day In LA", "Happy Sad Hip Folks", "The Mysteries Of The Dark Blue Depths Of The Blue Planet" and "The Legend Of The Lawman".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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