"Altoist Bud Shank (who doubles on flute) and acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida first teamed up in 1954 to make a couple of albums called Brazilliance that hinted at but greatly predated bossa nova. Shank and Almeida came together 20 years later to form the L.A. Four, a quartet also including bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne. Their debut recording as a unit was made at the 1974 Concord Jazz Festival, and it finds the appealing musicians blending together well on bossa nova tunes (including "Manha de Carnaval"), Almeida's classical-oriented originals, and some swing. This was a particularly inventive chamber jazz band." - AMG.
The record is NM.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP plays/sounds Mint+.
Fantastic sound quality. Recorded 'Live' outdoors and it certainly sounds 'alive' - as if you are there as part of the Festival. Great micro-detail, dynamics and imaging usually found only on Direct-to-Disk pressings.
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