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Trane's Modes – The Mastery Of John Coltrane Vol 4

LP (Item 70353) Impulse, 1961 — Condition: Near Mint-
2LP Gatefold

A great entry in this sweet 70s series – one that brings together unreleased material from John Coltrane's key years at Impulse Records! The set features the first issue of a number of Village Vanguard tracks recorded in 1961 with Eric Dolphy in the group on alto and bass clarinet – titles that include "Naima", "Chasin Another Trane", "Miles Mode", "Greensleeves (take 2)", and two takes of "Impressions". The last section features two tracks with a larger group – most likely the first issue of Africa/Brass material – with a reed group that features Dolphy, Pat Patrick, and Garvin Bushell – plus Booker Little and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets – on the titles "Africa (first version)" and "The Damned Don't Cry".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has light wear and an MCA stamp.)

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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