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Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife

LP (Item 5331) Colpix, Early 60s — Condition: Good

A fantastic Randy Weston album – and one of the albums that really showed the world all the new ideas he was cooking up in jazz! The style is very much as promised by the title – as drawn from African inspiration as his previous Uhuru Afrika record – but much more fused towards an American jazz idiom – at a level that makes Weston a key precursor to so much righteous music to come, much of it inspired by the same wave of African independence. Melba Liston handled the arrangements – and definitely deserves a lot of credit for the success of the set – and other hip players include Budd Johnson on soprano sax, Booker Ervin on tenor, and Ray Copeland on trumpet. Titles include the crucial original recordings of Weston classics like "Congolese Children", "Blues to Africa", and "Niger Mambo" –plus "Zulu", "In Memory Of", and "Mystery of Love".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

Good

  • A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting.
  • Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface, and will most likely play with surface noise throughout. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips.
  • In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record.

Additional Marks & Notes

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