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Diz Big Band

LP (Item 26816) Verve, 1954 — Condition: Near Mint-

Beautiful stuff! While Charlie Parker had Ralph Burns to come up with some good string arrangements for him, Dizzy had the excellent Johnny Richards – with whom he worked on the earlier Diz & Strings LP, and on this stunning session of complicated arrangements that's very different than most of Dizzy's other albums! Richards does a perfect job of setting up orchestrations that continually fascinate – but which never detract from Dizzy's soloing, nor pull his trumpet into soporific dullness. Diz is the main soloist on all tracks, apart from the lusty tracks "Pile Driver" and "Cool Eyes", which feature nice work by Lucky Thompson. Other titles include "O Solow", "Can You Recall", and "Confusion".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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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