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Jazz At Ann Arbor

LP (Item 1618) Pacific Jazz, 1954 — Condition: Very Good

An excellent early album from Chet Baker – recorded with his classic quartet lineup that included Russ Freeman on piano – and done in conjunction with a concert recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan – oddly promoted by Ollie McLaughlin, a legendary figure on the Detroit soul scene in the 60s! The album's a bit of a change from the usual Baker Pacific Jazz set – in that tracks are often slightly longer than usual – not all-out jams, but in the five minute range, with slightly extended soloing. Other members of the group include Carson Smith on bass and Bob Neel on drums – and titles include "Line For Lyons", "Lover Man", "Maid In Mexico", "Headline", and "Russ Job".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove and Demonstration stamp. Cover has surface wear, light aging, a large Demonstration stamp on front, small seam splits, and some transferred ink and a small stamp on back.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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