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Berkshire Blues

LP (Item 53802) Arista Freedom, 1965 — Condition: Very Good+

Rare work by Randy Weston – originally produced by Duke Ellington, and recorded in New York during 1965, but released many years later, in 1977 by the Arista Freedom label. Three tracks feature Weston working with a trio that features Vishnu Bill Wood on bass and Lennie McBrownie on drums – and titles include a off-kilter remake of "Three Blind Mice", plus Ellington standards "Perdido" and "Purple Gazelle". The remaining 4 tracks feature Weston solo – playing in the long spiraling lines that show his increasing fascination with African rhythms and modal modes of expression. Titles include "Sweet Meat", "Ifran", and "Lagos".  © 1996-2021, 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.

Additional Marks & Notes

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