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Caretaker

LP (Item 373464) Riza, 1985 — Condition: Near Mint-

Sweet and smooth soul jazz work from the multi-talented Allan Barnes – heard here on a nice little debut that features his work on flute, keyboards, and a variety of saxes! Allan's got some top-shelf help on the record – including Larry Mizell on acoustic piano, Fred Wesley on trombone, and Ricky Lawson on drums – and Bennie Maupin gives Allan his props in a nice set of notes on the back cover. The sound is a mixture of smooth jazz styles of the time, but has a nice indie sound overall – one that keeps the record much more in the jazz camp than you'd expect, even though many of the numbers feature a fair bit of electric backings. Includes versions of "Voyage To Atlantis" and "Giant Steps", plus the spacey original "Nothing's Free", and the tracks "The Caretaker", "Zig Zag", and "If I Could Have My Way With You".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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