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Spring Into Spring

LP (Item 51677) Decca, Mid 60s — Condition: Sealed

An obscure one from the Quartette Tres Bien – one of their first new albums for the Decca label, and a lyrically beautiful set of piano and percussion tracks with a heck of a lot of soul! The approach is similar to that used on many of the group's other ones from the time – piano trio soul jazz, augmented with additional percussion on bongos and congas. There's a good ear for the tunes on the set – and apart from the album's two great original numbers ("Accidentaly On Percy" and "We Remember Jamie"), the rest of the set's got some well-chosen numbers that let the band open up in complicated rhythms. Titles include "Lover Man", "The Night Is Young & You're So Beautiful", "Joey Joey Joey", and "It Might As Well Be Spring".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Sealed original stereo pressing! Shrink is open slightly along the opening edge, but tight overall.)

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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