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In A Temple Garden

LP (Item 77006) CTI, 1979 — Condition: Near Mint-
Gatefold
An obscure one for Yusef Lateef – and proof that the reedman was always open to new ideas at every single point in his career! Lateef had already recorded for the CTI label on a few great previous albums – but this album is quite late in his run for the label, and has a slightly different vibe – maybe a bit smooth at points, but also plenty darn soulful too! The overall format is in the vein of a lot of CTI sides from this time – larger group and larger arrangements, handled by Jeremy Wall, with enough space for Yusef to dominate the record with his solos on tenor and flute – blowing openly and soulfully, with a nice straight ahead vibe. The tunes aren't as exotic as the title might imply, but they do hit some really nice moments that seem to breathe new life into Lateef's career – and set the stage for a lot of his 80s recordings to come. Titles include "Nayaz", "Jeremiah", "Morocco", "In A Temple Garden", and "Bismillah".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(With CTI inner sleeve.)

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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