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Spring Fever

LP (Item 52348) Riverside, 1961 — Condition: Used

These guys are the Mangione Brothers – but don't hold that against them! This album's a great one – with a young Gap and Chuck, joined by Sal Nistico on tenor – all of them playing in an edgey, almost modern mode that's very different than any of their later work. The set opens with a great modal groover called "First Waltz" that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "Brooks' Brothers", "Not Too Serious", and "Spring Fever". Really great stuff – the kind of record you put on, then run back to the turntable a few minutes later, saying "What is THIS?" (Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with a microphone logo & a deep groove. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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