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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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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.)
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Possible minor surface noise when played.
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One of the first larger concept albums from Oliver Nelson – and a set that really marked a strong step forward as a jazz arranger! The album is one long suite – as you might guess from the title – with righteous themes that deal not just with rising independence in postwar Africa ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great obscure one on Prestige! Although the title (and the cover, which features a Geisha) makes you think that the record has an Eastern flavor, it's actually more of a Latiny piano session – featuring Bonnemere's close, punctuated style backed by some timbales, conga, and guitar. Tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album
A stunning session, and proof that Dizzy never slept on his playing – even in the 70s! Originally released as 2 separate LPs in France on the America label, the record is a crack small group set recorded in Paris, and featuring very long tracks that let Dizzy really stretch out on his solos. ... LP, Vinyl record album
With his sextet from 1947 with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emmett Carls on tenor, Tony Aless on piano, Billy Bauer on guitar, and Mel Zelnick on drums; and with big band in 1950 with Howard McGhee, Al Porcino, and Don Ferrara on trumpet; JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on tronbone; Zoot Sims and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A growling set of organ jazz tracks, played by Don with a tight trio that includes David Fathead Newman on flute and tenor. The set includes a great version of James Moody's amazing "Darben The Redd Foxx", plus the tracks "Head", "Mellow Soul", and "Hump Snapa ... LP, Vinyl record album
Collection of soul jazz sides Shirley cut with her husband Stanley Turrentine. There's a number of rhythm sections represented here, with greats like Grasella Oliphant & Candy Finch, and some nice slow burning organ & tenor workouts, like "The Very Thought Of You", "Out Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album for Eric Kloss, and one that has him reaching for the freer style that would characterize his work for the next decade – but which also has him sticking pretty close to his soul jazz roots, and laying down some tight modal grooves. The group here includes Jimmy Owens on ... LP, Vinyl record album
A monster – and Charles Earland's second album for Prestige, the follow-up to his groundbreaking Black Talk album! This set's as great as that classic set – a tight batch of groovers that features Earland's Hammond work right out front, grooving away in a soaring, exploratory style ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet LA soul jazz from trumpeter Bobby Bryant – an oft-overlooked player with a hard hitting sound that was a bit like Nat Adderley! The album's one of Bobby's best (and few) – and it's got a really groovy little feel, almost in a Jazz Crusaders mode – with a small combo playing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reissue pressing of Max Roach's legendary political suite, an insistent plea for freedom and equality during the civil rights movement. One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Amazing! This fantastic album by Jack McDuff is one of his best from the late 60's, and it almost never turns up on vinyl anymore. The album's a massive set of grooves that pits McDuff's funky organ against some very heavy soul jazz arrangements by Richard Evans. Evans provides a beautiful set ... LP, Vinyl record album