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Melvin Sparks - Live At Nectar’s 12" Vinyl
Melvin Sparks - Live At Nectar’s 12" Vinyl

The New Mastersounds

Melvin Sparks - Live At Nectar’s 12" Vinyl

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12" Black Vinyl with Digital Download Card included!

Lovingly mixed by NMS guitarist & producer Eddie Roberts, this very special live album documents the last recorded performance by soul jazz’s elder statesman, Melvin Sparks at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, just months before his death in 2011. The multi-tracks had been sitting on a dusty shelf for six years when NMS drummer and label guy Simon Allen was approached by fellow sticksman Bill Carbone - Melvin’s right-hand man at the time of the recording - who felt it merited a vinyl release. Simon and Eddie instantly agreed - Melvin’s music has always been a joyful source of inspiration for The New Mastersounds.

The album has been a labor of love and only made possible thanks to the kind co-operation of Melvin’s family, and of the Nectar’s team. Melvin and Bill are joined here by Kung Fu organist Beau Sasser, as well as the Grippo Horns (Phish) - Dave Grippo and Brian McCarthy.

Tracklist

A1 Miss Riverside
A2 Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got)
A3 Fire Eater
B1 Cranberry Sunshine
B2 Breezin'
B3 Whip! Whop!
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Returns/Exchanges

We offer an Exchange Only Return Policy. We do not accept exchanges on the following: Items marked final run/on sale, free or promotional items, any products damaged during shipping or opening, make-up, perishable goods, items washed, worn or unsealed, including vinyl/CDs that have been opened.

Pre-Orders

Pre-ordering an album does not mean you'll receive it before the rest of the world. In fact, depending on where you live and the ship date, you may not get the album until after its official release date. All pre-order products will display an expected "SHIPS ON OR AROUND" date in the product description, which is subject to change, due to unexpected delays, beyond our control. Additional items purchased on the same ticket as a pre-order will not ship until the time specified in the description of the pre-ordered item.

Final Run

Items with the "Final Run" tag are not eligible for exchanges.  

Vinyl & Posters

Vinyl records and posters are pristine when packed. Please be aware we DO NOT issue refunds or replacements for minor cosmetic damage, such as corner dings, bends, split inserts, and so on. We pack our vinyl and posters securely and carefully in custom crafted boxes and tubes, but in some cases this type of wear is simply unavoidable during transit.

US Orders

Domestic orders take 1-2 business days to process, plus transit time.

International Orders

We ship just about everywhere. International orders take 1-2 days to process, plus transit time. Please note international shipments can often be unreliable and most delays happen at customs offices. ALL international customers are subject to the laws, duties and taxes of their destination country. Hello Merch is not responsible for any items lost, stolen or damaged during domestic transit.

USPS Media Mail

This method is offered to US customers as an old school budget service for vinyl, but highly discouraged, as it poses a greater risk for delays and damage. Hello Merch is not responsible for any items lost, stolen or damaged during domestic transit.

Please read our full terms of service for more info.