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    • 2. Watch What Happens Now
    • 3. Umoja Suite
    • 4. First Impressions

    An absolute stone cold killer on Charles Tolliver’s Strata-East label, originally released in 1974. Check the haunting, funky title track ‘First Impressions’ for some quickfire proof! An ESSENTIAL deep jazz reissue pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl!

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