SHAMEK FARRAH~FIRST IMPRESSIONS~INSANELY RARE ORIG '74 STRATA-EAST LP~MINT!

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Code ID
#365424
Ebay Item #
144048097069
Sold Price
$1075.22
Bids
34
Auction End date
30 May 2021
Seller Location
Rego Park, New York

Item Description

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·       SHAMEK FARAH – FIRST IMPRESSIONS - INSANELY RARE  ORIGINAL 1974 STRATA-EAST STEREO LP SES-7412
 
·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
 
·       ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE STRATA-EAST LABEL
 
·       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)
 
·       CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
 
·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
 
·       As far as we know, this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other way, manner or format.
 
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One of the hardest to find records on Strata East, and one of the best, a darkly-crafted session of pure beauty, one that lives up to all the best promise of the label! The tracks are long, the sound is bold, and the whole thing moves at a pace that none of the bigger jazz labels were matching at the time - the most righteous, most expressive side of jazz in the mid 70s! Alto player Shamek Farrah is at the lead of a unique group that features Norman Person on trumpet, Milton Suggs on bass, and Sonelius Smith on piano - plus lots of additional drums and percussion.
 
(EXCERPT FROM AN ANONYMOUS ONLINE REVIEW)
 
For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build. In other words, you knew what you were getting when you bought a record on the label, even if you didn't know the names on the outside of the cover. This is no exception. Who is Shamek Farrah? Who knows? Who cares? It's the music that's important. This is the standard spiritually intense new jazz one learns to expect from the label, soaked in some Eastern influences but always with its ear to the street. Musicians took their roles as leaders and spokesmen very seriously back then. This very adult statement from a group of very serious men is no exception. However, what might be an average, forgettable session is rescued by the propulsive engine of Milton Suggs' bass. He adds the fire and the drive that keeps things interesting and prevents the music from wandering into a circular spiritual morass. For fans of the sound or the label, this can be heartily recommended.
 
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY ROB FERRIER, ALL MUSIC GUIDE  /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
 
Tracklist
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A1 -  - Meterologicly Tuned
11:00
A2 -  - Watch What Happens Now
5:35
B1 -  - Umoja Suite
7:21
B2 -  - First Impressions
11:29
 
Credits
Alto Saxophone, Producer – Shamek Farrah
Bass – Milton Suggs
Congas – Calvert "Bo" Satter-White
Drums – Ron Warwell
Percussion – Kenny Harper
Piano – Sonelius Smith
Trumpet – Norman Person
 
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): SES 7412 A s/w
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): SES 7412 B s/w
 
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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.
 
(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++ (VG++).
 
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
 
-        Cover has some light 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 3
 
-        Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine  (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY)
 
-         Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
 
-         Cover has a minor wrinkle (crease) in the cardboard base on the back panel  ( apparently  a minor cover construction flaw)   (nothing significant)
 
 
NO OTHER VISIBLE FLAWS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THE  COVER
 
 
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(1) The year indicated in the title bar is the year of the original release,  NOT necessarily the year of the actual pressing; for the actual generation of the pressing, please see our item description (top section, text in red letters). (2) Please do NOT bid based on the title bar, subtitle bar or item specifics box alone; instead, please read the entire description and grading before bidding; (3) Absolutely NO order cancellations after the auction closes. ever, under any circumstances. We can ONLY cancel bids before the item closes. (4) We are unable to cancel bids in the final 12 hours of the auction; if you need to do so, please contact eBay for help (5) We are unable to provide matrix-, stamper- or other pressing  information in the final 24 hours of the auction. If you require this information, please contact us well before the final day of the auction. (6) Yes, we DO combine shipments. Please click on "Shipping and Payment" tab on top of the auction page for additional details. (7)  All Paypal payments must be made from confirmed Paypal shipping addresses. NO third party shipping addresses will be honored (8) Absolutely NO partial refunds: if you are unhappy with the merchandise you received, please return it for a full refund, postage included (9). Civilized people can disagree without accusing each other of being indecent or dishonest; if you need proof of this seller's personal integrity, please check our eBay feedback, which speaks for itself  (10) All disagreements and miscommunications can be - and will only be - solved in a civil and mutually respectful manner;  please avoid puerile, offensive, abrasive or menacing language (attempted humor is fine and usually appreciated, although overused-to-death sarcasms can be really, really tedious. (11) This seller will accommodate all reasonable requests and is generally a flexible and agreeable person (12) Our love & appreciation for your trust, loyalty and business, always and forever; Thank You & Good Night!
 
 
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