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Alive In London

LP (Item 58219) Contemporary, 1971 — Condition: Very Good+

Shelly Manne's always been a hipper cat than you might remember, especially if you've only heard his mainstream work – and if you need any convincing of that fact, just check out this searing electric set from 1970! The group here is virtually the same one who recorded with Manne for the legendary Mannekind album, but the sound is a bit different – caught live at Ronnie Scotts in London, with a free-flowing, almost-fusiony vibe that's a far cry from Shelly's work in LA during the 50s! Mike Wofford's on electric piano here, really cutting things up with a fluid, angular approach to the keys – providing plenty of inspiration for trumpeter Gary Barone and saxophonist John Gross to soar out on free-thinking solos. Shelly's nicely chunky on the drums – almost funky at times – and the rest of the group features John Morell on guitar and Roland Haynes on bass. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Three On A Match", "Once Again", "Big Oak Basin", "Don't Know", and "Illusion".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has light wear.)

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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