John Handy III – In the Vernacular 1959 U.S. mono Jazz LP


A 1959 U.S. mono pressing of In the Vernacular by John Handy III.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of In the Vernacular by Jazz saxophonist John Handy III.

About this copy: This copy of In the Vernacular is an original 1959 mono pressing on the Roulette label.

The cover is VG, with some general wear, mostly on the front.  There are no tears or splits.

The disc is M- and shows no signs of play.

A nice copy of a highly-regarded Jazz LP.

Background: Released in 1959, In the Vernacular was the debut LP by John Handy. gave In the Vernacular a 4 star review:

Altoist John Handy’s debut as a leader (which was originally part of the two-LP set of the same name) was recorded when he was still a member of Charles Mingus’ group. Teamed with trumpeter Richard Williams, pianist Roland Hanna, bassist George Tucker and drummer Roy Haynes, Handy (who doubles on tenor) shows the influence of John Coltrane in spots and also the fury and heat of playing with Mingus. He performs six originals (the best-known is “Dance to the Lady”), “I’ll Close My Eyes,” and a lyrical rendition of “I’ll Never Smile Again.” Excellent advanced hard bop music.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Roulette
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1959
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in