Welcome to the first in an occasional foray into the stranger, weirder or just plain interesting corners of the world of vinyl.
For my inaugural post we have this clearly wonderful slab – trad jazz legend Terry Lightfoot’s ‘Clear Round’ (see what he did there?) LP from 1979.
It was released on the short-lived ‘Plant Life Jazz’ series.
The back of the sleeve shows the band jazzing out.
This was a seriously tight band of obviously seasoned performers, whose epic performances of standards by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Gene Krupa never fail to get the feet a-tappin’.
Can you picture the front cover?
Maybe a smoky bar, not dissimilar to the one on the back cover?
A sultry, enigmatic New Orleans maiden perhaps?
A Cajun alligator hunter’s shack even?
Here it comes……
Its rarity is proof of the power of this image – according to Discogs.com I have the only copy.