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Church Number Nine

LP (Item 891140) Calumet (France), Early 70s — Condition: Near Mint-

A seminal album from saxophonist Frank Wright – perhaps his greatest album ever, and a real landmark from the Paris free jazz scene of the post-1968 years! The album features one long track that shares the same title as the record – "Church Number Nine" – a number that builds in intensity with a style that kind of pushes the earlier ESP mode one step further – using Ayler-like heads on the interplay between Wright's tenor and the alto of Noah Howard – but also blowing up in much freer moments over the course of the 45 minutes of the tune. The quartet is completed by Bobby Few on piano and Mohamad Ali on drums – and the sound of the record is simply mindblowing!  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing, in a vintage flipback cover!)

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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