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Ruby Ruby

LP (Item 510844) A&M, 1977 — Condition: Very Good
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(€2.65 || £2.06 || ¥343) (approx.)
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A great date from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – a record that's a bit mellower and more electric than some of his previous 70s efforts, but which is still plenty darn great! Gato's tenor has a tone that's undeniably great – a slightly raspy sort of edge that sounds warmly human and deeply personal, even when cast in fuller backings – as it is here, with arrangements and production from Herb Albert. There's still a few Latin undercurrents in the mix, but most of the backings feature guitar, keyboards, and percussion stretching out slowly and with a slightly slinky edge – still quite soulful, but a bit mellow at moments – in ways that allow Barbieri to slide out slowly with some great lines that wrap around the rhythms beautifully. Titles include "Ruby", "Nostalgia", "Adios", "Sunride", "Midnight Tango", and "Latin Reaction". (Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and a promo sticker.)  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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