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Spihumonesty

LP (Item 501059) Black Saint (Italy), 1980 — Condition: Near Mint-

One of the earliest Muhal Richard Abrams sessions for the Black Saint label – and a set that's filled with unusual musical moments! The tracks here are somewhat freer than some of Abrams' work to come – almost in the looser creative improvised mode of the first generation AACM – expressed with a compelling array of players who include George Lewis on trombone and sousaphone, Roscoe Mitchell on alto and flute, and Amina Claudine Myers on electric piano, piano, and organ. There's slight electric undercurrents at points – thanks to theremin from Yhousef Yancey, and bits of synth from Lewis and Abrams – all used very sparely, and woven into the sound in subtle ways. Jay Clayton sings a bit – in those cool wordless lines of hers, almost instrument-like at points – and titles include "Triverse", "Inneroutersight", "Unichange", and "Sphihumonesty".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some very light wear, but is great overall.)

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

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.



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