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Greetings & Salutations

LP (Item 22771) Philips, 1976 — Condition: Near Mint-

An overlooked gem from the great Thad Jones – and a nicely different set than some of his US dates with drummer Mel Lewis! During the mid and late 70s, Thad Jones made more than a few great recordings in Sweden, a number of them with a loose collective of musicians from the country's national radio recording scene. This rare 1976 set was originally issued only in Sweden, and it's got Thad playing at his most firey, in a hard grooving big band with Bengt Hallberg on piano and electric piano, Rune Gustaffson on guitar, and guest players Jon Faddis and Mel Lewis. The tracks have a great jamming quality, with extended solos by Hallberg, Gustafsson, Jones, and others. The whole thing's certainly one of the best albums Jones cut in the 70s – and it includes the extended title cut "Greetings & Salutations", plus "The Waltz You Swang For Me", "Forever Lasting", and "61st & Rich'it".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(US pressing on Biograph. Cover has light wear.)

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

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