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Velvet Carpet

LP (Item 26217) Capitol, 1956 — Condition: Near Mint-
A key Capitol Records classic from the legendary George Shearing! The set really pushes George past his famous early jazz sides – into sublime new territory that forged a rich sound for the late 50s – a blend of his small combo gentle grooves with larger orchestrations from Dennis Farnon – all handled with a subtle, sophisticated sound that was unmatched at the time – and which still sounds plenty darn wonderful all these many years later! Often, the instrumentation has piano, vibes, and percussion all hitting at the same time – in a groove that's still pretty gentle, though – which leaves some nice space for some sweetening in the strings, and some great jazzy touches on Shearing's piano. Titles include "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "No Moon At All", "Round Midnight", and "The Starlit Hour".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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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