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Snake Johnson

LP (Item 46566) Chiaroscuro, 1981 — Condition: Sealed

A strong little album from Ted Curson – one of his best from the time, and one of the few that feature him working in a group that's larger than a quartet! Players on this one include Ted's old partner Bil Barron on tenor, plus Nick Brignola on baritone and soprano, Charles Williams on alto, Jim McNeeley on piano, Lawrence McKillian on percussion, and Steve McCall on drums. The album's kind of in a bluesy modern mode – an extension of some of Curson's groundbreaking 60s work, with solos that rip a bit far out, but rhythm that's always swinging and straight ahead. Titles include "Marjo", "Snake Johnson", "Blue Piccolo", "Dwackdo Mun Fudalik", and the jazzy dancer "LSD, Take A Holiday".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a small corner cut.)

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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