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Soulful Piano Of Junior Mance

LP (Item 20764) Jazzland, 1960 — Condition: Near Mint-

Tight tight tight trio material from Junior Mance – a player who'd been around for a number of years before the soul jazz wave of the early 60s, but who really found his sound at the time of this set! The sound here is sharp, but never too over the top – not the fierce left-hand soul jazz that sometimes got cliched from other players, but a mode that allows for plenty of free lines on the right, but always in a way that comes back to a rhythmic groove. The trio features Ben Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums – and titles include "Main Stem", "The Uptown", "Ralph's New Blues", and "Swingmatism".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, with obi and insert.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • 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

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.



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