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Donald Byrd - Blackjack Original US Blue Note Stereo 2nd Pressing

€ 85
ArtistDonald Byrd
TitleBlackjack Original US Blue Note Stereo 2nd Pressing
Price € 85
GenreJAZZ
FormatLP
Record labelBlue Note
Catalogue noBST 84259
CountryUSA
Year of release1967
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listDonald Byrd
Additional infoRare original 1967 US Blue Note label 6-track stereo LP - recorded at the end of Byrds hard bop period with altoist Sonny Red, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Billy Higgins.

Vinyl has the classic generic blue and white label design - with 'A Division Of Liberty Records, Inc'. print curved along the broad center ring.
Vinyl has 'Van Gelder' matrix stamp and is housed in a generic era specific company add inner sleeve - ultimatelu in a back pasted picture cover with lower '1776 Broadway, New York, N.Y. / 6920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif.' company address.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover):
Vinyl is beautifully shiny - hardly any signs of play or handling - a single very light, short and inaudible line on one side and otherwise hardly any sleeve inflicted wear.
Labels have 2 - 4 light, simple and superficial spindletraces placed close to the centerhole on Side 2 and 1 respectively - indicating that this album was only used a very few time and played with care when so.
Vinyl is overall graded near mint.

Cover is still in its original - opened - shrink wrapping - hardly any signs of handling or storage - straight near mint.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Blackjack 6:16
2. West of Pecos (Sonny Red) 5:29
3. Loki (Red) 5:53

Side 2:
1. Eldorado (Mitch Farber) 8:00
2. Beale Street (Red) 5:25
3. Pentatonic 4:59

Recorded January 9, 1967 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

Credits:
Trumpet - Donald Byrd
Sonny Red - Alto Saxophone
Walter Booker - Bass
Cedar Walton - Piano
Hank Mobley - Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins - Drums

Technical Credits:
Alfred Lion - Production
Rudy Van Gelder - Engineer

Artwork:
Francis Wolff - Cover Photo
Reid Miles - Cover Design
Nat Hentoff - Liner Notes