EAST NEW YORK ENSEMBLE DE MUSIC~AT THE HELM~INSANELY RARE ORIG'74 FOLKWAYS LP~NM

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Auction Details:
Code ID
#363377
Ebay Item #
164497909939
Sold Price
$578.13
Bids
36
Auction End date
15 Nov 2020
Seller Location
Rego Park, New York

Item Description

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·       EAST NEW YORK ENSEMBLE DE MUSIC – AT THE HELM -  INSANELY RARE  ORIGINAL 1974 FOLKWAYS MONO LP FTS-33867
 
·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
 
·       ORIGINAL BLUE FOLKWAYS LABEL WITH SILVER SCRIPT.
 
·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
 
·       ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
 
·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
 
·       CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
 
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The East New York Ensemble was a group with a broad range of musical and cultural ideas. “We are particularly concerned musically with modulating from one groovy layer of polyrhythmic textures and colors to another,” writes member Bilal Abdurahman in the liner notes accompanying the album. Listeners will encounter music from an eclectic mix of cultures, including an improvisation based on a Turkish religious melody and the composition “Sunflower,” which features an ancient reed instrument given to Abdurahman by a villager in Pusan, Korea. At the Helm, The East New York Ensemble’s only album, showcases a variety of musicians demonstrating a variety of multicultural influences.
 
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East of New York or east of the States? The defining sound of this little record  seems to be distinctly north-african, slowly weaving, melodic jazz revolving around two key members on sax and vibraphone, this still goes over a treat cause of its slyly disarming nature. not a record to be overthought, rather slap it on on a sunny weekend and enjoy the soothing but conscious and intelligent work, while it instills subconscious urge to chew Egyptian cotton.
 
(EXCERPT FROM TWO ANONYMOUS ONLINE REVIEWS)
 
Track list:
 
A1 - Mevlana - 11:58
A2 - Ti-Ti - 7:12
B1 - Sun Flower - 13:30
B2 - Bent-El-Jerusalem - 5:19
 
Credits
Bass – James Smith (14)
Composed By – Ameen Nuraldeen (tracks: A1, A2, B2), Freddie Hubbard (tracks: B1)
Congas – Bobby Harvey
Drum [Turkish] – Jay Rose
Drums – Qasim Ubaindullah
Gong [African Twin-gong] – Rahkiah Abdurahman
Soprano Saxophone, Reeds [Korean], Design [Cover], Liner Notes – Bilal Abdurahman
Vibraphone – Ameen Nuraldeen
 
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·                               CONDITION:
 
·                               THE RECORD
 
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we  grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
 
(a)          WE GRADE THE VINYL  AS  (WEAK) NEAR MINT. Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs -  are (barely) visible, but are probably inaudible,  and do not affect visual integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new (A FEW MINOR SCUFFS NOTED ON TRACK B2, NOT EXPECTED TO BE AUDIBLE)
 
(b)          The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
 
(c)           Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
 
 
·                               THE COVER
 
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD+++.
 
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
 
-         Cover has JUST A HINT of ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and  10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2  (front side) and 1 (back side).
 
-        Cover has some small writing on its back side (a small price code written in one corner)
 
-         Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on back side, apparently from aging.
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