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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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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.)
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Possible minor surface noise when played.
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This album's a "partner" to the duo's other MPS album, Conversation, which (like this one) was also recorded during a one-week engagement at the Domicile nightclub in Munich. The group features great rhythm work from bassist Isla Eckinger, pianist Rob Pronk, and drummer Todd Canedy. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stunning free jazz work from Japan! Pianist Yosuke Yamashita leads a trio that includes altoist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama – and the group has clearly absorbed a lot of influences of the free jazz scene developing in Europe during the late 60s. Most of the record is free and ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest piano trio sessions ever on MPS – a bold little set that features the British pianist John Taylor in a trio with Tony Levin on drums and Chris Lawrence on bass! Taylor's got a style that's quite unique – with bits of early Chick Corea-esque lyricism, and touches of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from pianist Monty Alexander – and a record that really has him finding his own groove! Monty had recorded often in the 60s, and usually mixed his Caribbean roots with a bit of American soul jazz – but it really took the MPS label to help him find a spot to set himself ... LP, Vinyl record album
The funky fusion classic from guitarist Volker Krieger! Easily one of Krieger's best albums, Spectrum was remarkably cut in just two days at MPS Studios in 1971 – with a group that includes Peter Baumeister on drums, Cees See on bongos and percussion, Peter Trunk on bass and cello, and John ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Incredible grooves! This album's one of two that Nelson Riddle recorded for the MPS label in Germany – and it's a swirling blend jazz, funk, Latin, and easy – unlike any other Riddle record we can think of! The album's a masterpiece of careful arrangement – and starts with tight ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Pony Poindexter's rare few recordings, made while he was living overseas in the 60's. Tight live set, with a young Jan Hammer playing piano and organ, and staying in a fairly straight vein. Pony sings a bit, but mostly you get to hear his sweet alto stretching out in long solos – on ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent session by German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – one of his boldest efforts to date! The set's from 1972, and features a quintet that includes Heinz Sauer on alto and tenor, Gerd Dudek on tenor and soprano, Buschi Nieberall on bass, and Peter Giger on drums – a combo ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure Monty Alexander albums of the 70s – a set with Ernest Ranglin on guitar, Andy Simpkins on bass, and Charles Campbell on congas – a nice difference instead of drums! Titles include versions of "Estate (Estade)", "Isn't She Lovely", "A ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work by one of the grooviest groups on the LA 60s scene! The Afro Blues Quintet have a blend of soul jazz and Latin styles that's similar to the best 60s work by Cal Tjader, or to records by small combos like the Quartette Tres Bien or The Latin Jazz Quintet. Lots of grooves have a nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
Two generations of Ornette Coleman – making incredible music here together! The album's a freewheeling late 60s outing from the senior Ornette – who plays alto, violin, and trumpet here – working with his young son Ornette D Coleman on drums, just 12 years old at the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album