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Ruby Ruby

LP (Item 510844) A&M, 1977 — Condition: Very Good+
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(€1.78 || £1.51 || ¥207) (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.)  © 1996-2016, 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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