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LP (Item 606276) Spotlite (UK), 1974 — Condition: Very Good+
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(€12.60 || £8.97 || ¥1690) (approx.)
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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.

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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