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Divine Love

LP (Item 54885) ECM, 1979 — Condition: Near Mint-
One of the most widely-circulated albums in the early years of Wadada Leo Smith – an ECM session that not only gave the trumpeter the kind of exposure he wasn't getting with his independent and import albums – but also a record that reminded the world that the label also had a strong commitment to the avant garde! There's a wonderfully lyrical vibe to the record – as Smith spins things out alongside a core trio of Dwight Andrews on tenor, bass clarinet, and alto flute – and the great Bobby Naughton on vibes, marimbas, and bells – musicians who work with Leo in the kind of open, instrument-changing space first inspired by the AACM – but with the inherent sense of poetry that Smith always brought to his own music. The record features guest work from Charlie Haden's bass on one track, and from the trumpets of Kenny Wheeler and Lester Bowie on another – and titles include "Divine Love", "Tastalun", and "Spirituals The Language Of Love".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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.



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