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Memories And Dreams

LP (Item 3889) Ekapa, 1983 — Condition: Near Mint-
$14.99 ...

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(€12.70 || £11.36 || ¥1675) (approx.)

An beautiful set of jazzy vocal numbers featuring backing from players who aren't often heard n this setting, by Benjamin, one of a small number of shining lights on the jazz vocal scene in the 80s. The group here includes Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Carlos Ward on reeds and either Billy Higgins or Ben Riley on drums, with Abdullah Ibrahim overseeing the set in the producer's seat. Although the numbers are nice and concise, the players get a chance to demonstrate the reaching, soul jazz approach that they're known for, really shining on Benjamin's "Liberation Suite" which makes up side one of the album, featuring her excellent number "Africa", plus "Nations In Me – New Nation A Coming" and "Children Of Soweto", while the second side is more traditional jazz numbers and standards, including "Till There Was You", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "In A Sentimenal Mood" and "Daydream".  © 1996-2017, 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

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