Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Jazz Number II

LP (Item 400380) Tangerine, 1972 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

A great little follow-up to Ray's funky My Kind Of Jazz album – and like that one, a session that's all instrumental, and in a soul jazz mode that's quite different than most of Ray's vocal albums from the time. Tracks are all a bit longish, and feature some striking arrangements by Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Heath, and Al Clausen – bristling with energy in a nicely updated big band mode, in a way that almost recalls some of the best MPS sessions of this type, or maybe some of the hippest work by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis group. Players are unfortunately not listed on the cover, but the sound is great – and titles include "Going Home", "Brazilian Skies", "Kids Are Pretty People", "Morning Of Carnival", "Our Site", "A Pair Of Threes", and "Togetherness".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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

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.



You might be interested


Grand Prix/Pickwick, 1960s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Grand Prix/Pickwick, 1960s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

Invites You To Listen
ABC, 1967. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

Come Live With Me
Crossover, 1974. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

Man & His Soul
ABC, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

Genius + Soul = Jazz
Impulse, 1960. Very Good- Gatefold
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

My Kind Of Jazz
Tangerine, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
Nice album of instrumental tracks that shows a surprisingly strong side to Ray's group of the time. The tracks are all in a jazz-based mode, and many of the titles have a groovy swingin' big band feel – especially "Senor Blues", "Zig Zag", "This Here", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album
ABC, 1962. Very Good
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ray Charles

Great Ray Charles
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+
More of a jazz album than the early vocal singles of Ray Charles – but a set that definitely is as great as promised by the title! Ray's in the lead on piano – taking some strong solos, and showing us what a sensitive phraseologist he can be when needed – really showcasing that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis
Curtom, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold
A mindblowing solo set from Curtis Mayfield – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chi-Lites

Lonely Man
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top