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Drum Beat

LP (Item 37431) Saba/MPS (Germany), 1966 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

One of the more fantastic jazz sides on MPS from the 60s! Drummer Charly Antolini was one of Germany's mainstays – a great drummer with a tight sense of rhythm that really helped bring the country's jazz scene into line with the rest of Europe. This album's one of his best – and it features Antolini working with a smoking octet that grooves away hard on 6 electric cuts. Organist Dieter Reith arranged the whole set, and also contributed 3 tracks to the lineup – but it's his work on the keys that really makes the album shine, as Reith's own firey style is a perfect match for Antolini's fast and frenetic work on the drums. There's a 5-part horn section that features some nice tenor work by a young Joki Freund – and the album includes some great groovers, like "Attention", "Drum-Organ", and "Drum-Pat". Great all the way through, though – and a sure sign that MPS was on the right tracks!  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original Saba pressing, in a heavy gatefold cover, which has an MPS logo in the corner.)

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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