Where I’m Coming From

Leon Spencer


Part of VMP's capsule collection with Craft Recordings and Jazz Dispensary, this jazz classic is limited to 1000 copies, in tip-on jackets, and pressed AAA on 180gram Red Cloud vinyl at RTI.

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This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Red Cloud
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Craft
mastering engineer Kevin Gray
mastering studio Cohearent Audio
pressing location Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
release type Reissue
remastering details AAA
By the Numbers

1lp
format
1973
original release year
331/3
rpm
speed
1000
total pressing quantity
12
inch
vinyl size
180
gram
weight
Description

The very definition of ‘70s soulful jazz, Where I’m Coming From has all the hallmarks of Prestige Records at its finest, with an all-star cast of sidemen (Welcome back, Idris Muhammed! Hello to Madlib’s uncle, Jon Faddis! Greetings to the funky flute of Hubert Laws!) recorded at Van Gelder’s studio and packed with down and dirty grooves top to bottom. From the opening cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” through to the low-slung original headnodder “Where I’m Coming From,” with stops along the way for dips into the catalogs of Curtis Mayfield (“Give Me Your Love”), Marvin Gaye (“Trouble Man”) and the Four Tops (“Keeper Of The Castle”), Leon Spencer’s rippling organ lines sear this prime example of groove jazz.

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