Album is in mint condition. No scratches. A few spindle marks on the label. Cover is N/M especially for its age. Slight flocking on right hand side - approximately 4cm long
1964 original pressing. Only 500 copies pressed. A very rare and collectible album.
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Tremendous work from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves – one of his rare UK sessions from the 60s, all of which show that he had a tremendous sound that went way beyond his more famous work with Duke Ellington! The style here is tight, hip, and very grooving – work by a quartet that features Gonsalves on tenor, plus Pat Smythe on piano, Kenny Napper on bass, and Ronnie Stevenson on drums – all hitting a soulful hardbop style that's very much like the best Tubby Hayes records from the time! Gonsalves' tone is incredible – with that raspy, almost flatted mode that he used with Ellington – and it really stretches out here with plenty of room for creativity, in a way that makes us wonder why nobody ever got this one issued over on our side of the Atlantic. Titles include "Boom Jackie Boom Chick", "Village Blues", "Poor Butterfly", "Blue PG", and "Taboo".
A2) I Should Care
A3) Village Blues
A4) If I Should Lose You
B1) Poor Butterfly
B2) Blue P.G.
B3) You Are Too Beautiful