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Brazilian Detour

LP (Item 25444) Warner, 1966 — Condition: Very Good+

Soaring, sweeping piano work from Paul Smith – a fluid player who was already known for his "liquid sounds" of the 50s, and who gets a great showcase here in a batch of bossa-inflected material! The style here is less straight bossa than you might think – and Smith really pushes the fluidity of his keys strongly – often taking off much faster, and with much more intensity than some of the Brazilian players of the era. In a way, the record has a "with strings" mode that's a bit like some MPS sides from the time – touches of Paul's virtuoso talents shining out from time to time, but a bit more restrained at others. Smith seemingly leads the orchestra, and titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "So Nice", "How Insensitive", "More", and "One Note Samba" – plus the nice originals "Brazilian Detour" and "The Gnat".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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