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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
Additional Marks & Notes
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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.
A great duet – Warren Smith on drums and Japanese reedman Hidefumi Toki on alto and soprano sax – just playing two long spare tracks on this direct-to-disc recording! Plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album
This set brings together two 50s 7-inch EPs on RCA – Tony Scott Septet including Jimmy Nottingham, Kai Winding, Ed Wasserman, Danny Bank, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson; and Milt Bernhart with Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Irv Kluger. LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of work from the mid 60s RCA albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis – some really special material that somehow has Davis blowing with even more of an edge than on his records for Prestige! LP, Vinyl record album
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Walter Smith and Walter Wax on cornet, Johnny Sterling on clarinet, Charlie Romano on violin, Fred Duro on piano, Gus Levene on guitar, Bernie Miller on bass, and Murray Gaer on drums. Vocals by Loretta Lee, Barry Wells, Allen Church, Sonny Schyyler, Dolly Dawn, and Johnny McKeever. LP, Vinyl record album
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reed player Hal McKusick has always been one of our favorite talents from the 50's, but he always seems to be overlooked by the history books because he's not easy to fit in with any of the larger schools of jazz. With his beautiful measured style on alto and clarinet, he certainly wasn't a bopper ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Hamp's late 30s recordings issued in 1959, featuring Chu Berry, Lawrence Brown, Rex Stewart, Ziggy Elman, Harry Hames, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Cootie Williams, Jonah Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Nat King Cole, and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
A later album by Paul Humphrey, and with production that's a little bit rawer than some of his other 70's releases. The music's made by just Paul and Tony Drake, and the two of them play drums, bass, and lots of electronic keyboards and Arps – in this kind of scatter-shot approach to jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album from the wonderful reedman Sonny Criss – one of the first albums in his brief stretch of return to recording in the late 70s – and quite possibly the best! Criss has a sound that's completely amazing, right from the start – every bit as sharp toned as in his ... LP, Vinyl record album