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Taste Of Freedom

LP (Item 6787) MGM, 1970 — Condition: Very Good
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(€1.69 || £1.51 || ¥224) (approx.)

Massively groovy work from Monty Alexander – thanks to some hip, soulful backings from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is a lot more swinging than some of Alexander's trio albums – much more of a Verve-styled session with fuller backings behind a main soloist – in this case the mighty Monty on some very fluid piano! Pate's backings support Alexander wonderfully – dropping out a bit when his solos come in, then surging with soul when the grooves come up – all in a sound that really makes us re-appreciate Monty's talents. Titles include "Close To You", "Have You Tried To Forget", "Big Yellow Taxi", "Let It Be", "Out Of Towners", and "Taste of Freedom". (Cover has a split top seam, wear, a cut corner, and a name in marker.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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