Abdul Wadud – By Myself


This long out-of-print holy grail private press album, originally released by the late Abdul Wadud himself in 1977, is finally being reissued on vinyl.  This reissue was originally sanctioned by Abdul himself.  Unfortunately, he passed away on August 10, 2022.  We thank his family, and particularly his son, Raheem DeVaughn, in assisting us see this masterpiece through to become available on vinyl to a new generation.

There really is no easily comparable album in existence. Abdul Wadud used the cello to make music in a way that was never foresought for the instrument, and this album was the first physical representation of his solo genius.

Sourced from the only copy of the original master tapes in existence.  However, due to the severe deterioration of some sections of the tape, the vinyl master lacquers were cut from a DSD transfer of the audio tape.  The tape restoration and DSD transfer were conducted by Grammy-award winning mastering engineer Paul Blakemore.  Lacquers were cut by Clint Holley and Dave Polster at Well Made Music.



Oasis 6:57

Kaleidoscope 5:40

Camille 5:30

Expansions 7:40

In A Breeze 5:20

Happiness 5:30


Abdul Wadud

All stampers (which are the molds used to “stamp” the groove into records) are made of nickel. GrooveCoated stampers have a specialized lubricious coating applied after nickel formation that reduces surface tension and increases surface hardness. These factors combined can lead to greater high frequency reproduction and consistency throughout the pressing.

Contains restoration of original album jacket artwork with spot gloss treatment, as well as a never-before-seen photo of Abdul with his children (Raheem and Aisha).

150 gram vinyl housed in anti-static “rice paper” innersleeve.

Includes a digital download code to redeem a high resolution wav file of the tape transfer.

Packaged in a 100% recycled polybag.

Additional information

Weight 9.5 oz
Dimensions 13 × 15 × 1 in