Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Secret Agent

LP (Item 522047) Polydor, 1978 — Condition: Near Mint-
Also available
Chick Corea — Secret Agent ... CD 18.99

A sweet little set from Chick Corea – one that's got a bit of a Return To Forever vibe at times, but maybe taken down into tighter territory overall – which makes for pure jazz funk greatness throughout! Some tunes have a nice sense of groove – the choppy fusion of RTF, but more focused, and providing a great bump at the bottom for Chick to solo over the top – on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and piano – with help from Joe Farrell on a variety of reeds, Bunny Brunel on bass, and Airto on percussion! There's a small bit of vocals on the set, but Chick's keys are the main star – and titles include "Slinky", "Drifting", "Glebe St Blues", "Fickle Funk", "Bagatelle 4", and "Hot News Blues".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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.



You might be interested


Chick Corea

Tap Step
Warner, 1980. Near Mint-
A whole lot of guests on this one – with the main group consisting of Bunny Brunel on fretless bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums; plus guests Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on tenor, Airto Moreira on various percussion, Al Vizzuti on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, Stanley Clarke on ... LP, Vinyl record album
GRP, 1986. Sealed
With John Pattitucci on electric and acoustic bass, Deve Weckl on acoustic and electronic drums and percussion, and Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
ECM, 1971. Very Good+
Beautiful solo piano from Chick Corea – almost in a Keith Jarrett mode on ECM – mostly original improvisations, plus extrapolations on work by Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter! LP, Vinyl record album

Chick Corea

Again & Again
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint-
An overlooked gem from Chick Corea – recorded in the early 80s, but with a sweet electric groove that takes us back to his best from a decade before! Chick plays Fender Rhodes and other keyboards – and works here with a group that has a nice sort of angular edge – none of the too- ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chick Corea

Circulus
Blue Note, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Amazing stuff – and work that will have you changing your opinion about Chick Corea! Around 1970, Corea was part of a groundbreaking group called Circle – an amazing avant quartet that featured his own piano next to the reeds of Anthony Braxton, bass of Dave Holland, and drums of Barry ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ron Jefferson

Ron Jefferson Choir
Polydor (France), Mid 60s. Very Good+
An amazing record that predates many ideas in soul jazz by a decade! Drummer Ron Jefferson was a lesser-known member of the LA bebop scene of the late 50s and early 60s, but by the time he cut this album for French Polygram in the mid 60s, he'd been to Africa, and had discovered a whole new set of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cadet, 1967. Sealed
Sweet LA soul jazz from trumpeter Bobby Bryant – an oft-overlooked player with a hard hitting sound that was a bit like Nat Adderley! The album's one of Bobby's best (and few) – and it's got a really groovy little feel, almost in a Jazz Crusaders mode – with a small combo playing ... LP, Vinyl record album
MGM, Early 60s. Good
Leonard Feather organized session that pits West and East coast players together in a mock "battle" that takes up a side of the record for each coast. Playing for the East are Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Thad Jones, and Oscar Pettiford. Playing for the West are Don Fagerquist, Bob ... LP, Vinyl record album

Miles Davis

Water Babies
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+
A much different album than you might expect from the cover – hardly the funky 70s set implied by the Big Fun-styled cover – and instead a lost slice of work from his groundbreaking late 60s years! The set was recorded in 1967, but unissued until Miles late 70s time away from the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Soul Flutes

Trust In Me
CTI/A&M, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold
An excellent little groover from that great period where CTI was affiliated with A&M, this record is the kind of pop/jazz/easy listening crossover stuff that's been such a hit with the loungecore fans over the years. Don Sebesky handled the arrangements – and players include Herbie ... LP, Vinyl record album

Max Roach

Freedom Now Suite
Candid/Columbia, Early 60s/Late 70s. Very Good+
Reissue pressing of Max Roach's legendary political suite, an insistent plea for freedom and equality during the civil rights movement. One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Paul Desmond

From The Hot Afternoon
A&M/CTI, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
Incredible stuff – and a record that grows more and more important to us over the years! Desmond's best known as the icy alto behind Dave Brubeck's big records of the 50s, but by this point in his career, he'd developed a keen interest in Brazilian music – and was working at a level ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top