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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Quite free material from Anthony Braxton – the legendary Coventry concert, recorded with a quartet that features the excellent Marilyn Crispell on piano – plus Mark Helias on bass and Gerry Hemingway on drums! The sound here is a lot more open and exploratory than some of Braxton's ... LP, Vinyl record album
An extended performance by the Anthony Braxton Quartet – but one that's made up of a number of shorter abstract compositions! The music here is presented in one long take – featuring Braxton on a variety of reeds, plus Ray Anderson on trombone and "little instruments", John ... LP, Vinyl record album
Braxton plays a wonderful array of saxes – alto, tenor, soprano, sopranino, and C melody – in a quartet with Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Marilyn Crispell on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
Braxton recorded in a number of different settings, all of which are incredibly fruitful. Some tracks feature Braxton with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, and Jerome Cooper; another has him with the core of the pre-WSQ, Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, and Hamiet Bluiett; and one has him playing those ... LP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton plays a host of horns on this powerful mid 80s set – a batch of numbers all based around his unique imagistic compositions! Braxton's reeds include alto, tenor, sopranino, and C melody sax – plus clarinet and flute as well – and other quartet members include David ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Braxton's most complicated works of the 70s – and one of the first times on record you can hear him composing for orchestra. The 3LP set features one long piece – titled with a graphic, like much of his work, written for four orchestras, in a manner that showcases some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set of alto improvisations that has Braxton moving through classic and original music, in a rich array of styles that clearly show his genius on the instrument. The double LP set is filled with great moments – like his readings of "Giant Steps" and "Along Came ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Japanese session from Braxton – very much in the mode of some of his Arista Freedom work, and recorded with a quartet that includes Masahiko Sato on piano, Keiki Midorikawa on bass, and Hozumi Tanaka on percussion. The album features four tracks notated by Braxton formulas – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A solo piano set, with Ibrahim running through a number of motifs, all colored with his great African township feel. Rolling basslines and wonderful chromatic melodies weave in and out of pieces like "Cherry", "Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro", "Kippie", "Little ... LP, Vinyl record album