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Ellingtonia '56

LP (Item 22891) Verve, 1956 — Condition: Near Mint-

Excellent small combo work – the Duke Ellington spirit, but guided through a lineup that features the alto of Johnny Hodges in the lead – plus tenor from Paul Gonsalves, trumpets from Clark Terry and Cat Anderson, trombone from Lawrence Brown, piano from Billy Strayhorn, and baritone from Harry Carney! A few tracks are nice and long, with good solo space – and titles include "Texas Blues", "The Happy One", "You Got It Coming", "Snibor", and "Hiya".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(French 80s pressing – in great shape!)

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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