Pete La Roca ‎– Basra

Blue Note ‎– BLP 4205
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

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A1 Malaguena
Written-By – Ernesto Lecuona
A2 Candu
Written-By – Pete La Roca
A3 Tears Come From Heaven
Written-By – Pete La Roca
B1 Basra
Written-By – Pete La Roca
B2 Lazy Afternoon
Written-By – Moross*, Latouche*
B3 Eiderdown
Written-By – Steve Swallow

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Recorded on May 19, 1965.

"VAN GELDER" is stamped and a symbol of an ear is inscribed into the run out groove of both sides.

Label is blue and white, with "Blue Note Records Inc • New York USA".

Back cover reads "43 West 61st St., New York 23".

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091 US 1995 Sell This Version
GXK-8129, BST 84205 Pete La Roca Basra(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXK-8129, BST 84205 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ST-84205, MMBST-84205 Pete La Roca Basra(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. ST-84205, MMBST-84205 US 2012 Sell This Version
7243 8 75259 2 4 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 8 75259 2 4 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9104 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note TOCJ-9104 Japan 1999 Sell This Version


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January 18, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
This album is a stone cold classic that was never repeated, totally amazing from start to finish.
Joe Henderson and Pete La Roca redefine what can be achieved musically on the track Basra you may wonder if the saxophone is playing Joe Henderson and not the other way around and then you get Pete La Roca's drum solo [outstanding], Malaguena is played to standards not heard before making it a tour de force, but that's just the hard hitting tracks when the group play melodies and harmonize on the rest of the album, On Lazy afternoon you become aware of the breath taking beauty of the pictures these players depict, please do yourself a favour and listen carefully because very few albums were ever made like this.