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For decades, the voice of Jean Carne has been a crucial part of the
American musical landscape, tying together generations of Jazz, Gospel,
and R&B artists. As a solo artist, backing vocalist, and vocal
coach, she has contributed to and collaborated with the likes of Norman
Connors, Doug Carn, Dexter Wansel, Phyllis Hyman, Lonnie Liston Smith,
Michael Jackson, and many more. At 74, she shows no signs of slowing
Many will recognize Carne from her output in the early 1970s, alongside
her then-husband Doug Carn, for the lauded Black Jazz label. During this
era of afrocentric creativity, the duo’s output found themselves at the
nexus of jazz’s tectonic past decade and the fertile ground ahead.
Without the constraints of genre or structure, artists such as Carne, on
her Black Jazz output as well as on the saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s
“Bridge Into The New Age” and percussionist Mtume’s “Rebirth Cycle”,
began to explore and re-interpolate, continuing the tradition of jazz
music as a mode of reinvention, repurposing, and reimagining.
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*SEALED* Jacket still sealed in shrink original wrap; disc sold ungraded or "as is."
NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.