One of the greatest 70s records by British sax genius Don Rendell – working here with his "Five" group that includes Barbara Thompson on flute, tenor, and sproano sax – alongside Rendell's own excellent work on the same horns, plus a bit of clarinet as well! There's a slight touch of the exotic to the record – one that you'd hardly expect from Rendell's earliest years, but which is a nice extension of his Space Walk album – a mix of easy modal, straight hardbop, and some more far-reaching numbers that show a definite post-Coltrane influence. But unlike some of Rendell's other work from the decade, the proceedings are all quite tight, with no overindulgence, and a strong commitment to swing on most of the work – a groove that really makes the album cook – thanks to help from Peter Lemer on piano, Steve Cook on bass, and Laurie Allan on drums. Titles include "The Wensleydale Suite", "Well, Make It Up", "Sands Of Time", "Out Of My Window", and "Penta-gone". © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.