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Transitory

LP (Item 41488) MPS (Germany), 1974 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

Funky electric fusion in the best 70s MPS tradition – tight, choppy, and filled with loads of quick jazzy changes! The group here is the Porkpie combo of keyboardist Jasper Van't Hof – who plays electric piano, celeste, and "prepared organ" with some really great sounds – and this version of the group also features the great Charlie Mariano guesting on reeds – playing some of his best post-Japan solos on alto, soprano sax, flutes, and nagaswaram! Mariano's sense of soul really helps deepen the record past just another fusion outing – providing rich tones and flavors that keep things interesting throughout, and which almost have a similarly electric feel to Jasper's keyboards. Other players include Philip Catherine on guitars, JF Jenny Clarke on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums – and titles include "Bassamba", "Pudu Kkottai", "Epoch", "Transitory", and "Angel Wings".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a tiny mark, but is great overall!)

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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