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Goose Sauce

LP (Item 927763) Original (UK), 1977 — Condition: Very Good+

A key transitional moment for British composer Mike Westbrook – an indie set from the late 70s, recorded after a rise to fame on bigger labels! The set's jokingly billed to "Mike Westbrook Brass Band" – but the style here isn't nearly what you'd expect – a much freer approach to the music even than on some of Mike's earlier albums, and hardly with the too-brassy sound you might anticipate from that name – although some passages echo older styles of horn work, but in a slightly ironic way. Players include Dave Chambers on tenor, soprano sax, and flute; Paul Rutherford on trombone and euphonium, Phil Minton on trumpet, Kate Westbrook on piccolo, and Nisar Hamad George Khan on baritone and soprano saxes – plus Mike himself on piano – and all players do a bit of vocalizing at times, in ways that are sometimes looser than on earlier Westbrook records, but occasionally a bit more song-based too. Titles include "Gooswing", "Alabama Song", "Mourn Not The Dead", "Jackie-Ing", "Ten Cents A Dance", and "Wheels Go Round".  © 1996-2019, 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.

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