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Wild – The Big Big Sound Of Larry Wild Wrice

LP (Item 387477) Pacific Jazz, Early 60s — Condition: Very Good+

The only album we've ever seen from jazz drummer Larry Wrice – a Chicago player who really kicks it in a hard and heavy soul jazz groove! Larry's got an approach to the kit that's quite a lot like that of Joe Dukes – one that's always concerned with pushing the rhythms of the tune very strongly, but which is so strong, so confident that it can snap away for some additionally playful work all around the kit – making for a groove that's extremely groovy throughout! For the set, Larry's working in a quartet format – with a young James Spaulding on tenor, alto, and flute (his first session?), Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and Bobby Blivins on organ. Tracks are short, soulful, and very down and dirty – far more so than we would ever expect for a session on Pacific Jazz at the time! Titles include "Husky", "Church Seat", "Travelin", "Swingin & Things", "Santifism", "Antler Rock", "Unholy Four", and "Wild Wrice".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with some splittting in the top seam.)

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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