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La Raza Latina – A Salsa Suite

LP (Item 50061) Fania, 1977 — Condition: Very Good+

A really standout set from Orchestra Harlow – an ambitious late 70s project that traces the evolution of Latin music in an extended "Salsa Suite"! The work is far more complex than some of the group's other recordings – a real evolution in their own sound too, yet a record that also has all of the swing and soul we've come to expect from the ensemble. Some moments have a rootsy percussion groove, others burst out with some brightly jazzy orchestrations – and the group gets help from some great guests who include Art Webb on flute, Bobby Porcelli on alto and baritone sax, Nelson Gonzalez on tres, and Jon Faddis on trumpet. The suite is divided up into 4 parts, named "Africa", "Caribbean", "New York", and "Futuro" – each with the vibe you might expect! (Original pressing!)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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