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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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Later issue of a crack live set that was recorded in 1961, when Dizzy had a young Lalo Schifrin in his group, playing the piano, and providing these great arrangements that broke Dizzy out of the be bop bag, and into a more Afro Latin groove. Leo Wright's on alto and flute, Bob Cunningham on bass, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime work from Hal McKusick – one of those mid 50s modernists who offered up such hope for new ideas at the time, and who seemed to all but disappear by the middle of the next decade! This album's one of Hal's finest – an optimistically crafted batch of tunes written by many of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of tracks from four sessions in 1937, with Cozy Cole, Ziggy Elman, Johnny Hodges, Jonah Jones, John Kirby, Gene Krupa, Vido Musso, Jess Stacy, Cootie Williams, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Second volume of recordings for Bluebird, with Georgie Auld and Tony Pastor on tenor, Hank Freeman and Les Robinson on alto, Bernie Privin, Chuck Peterson, and Johnny Best on trumpet, George Arus, Harry Rodgers, and Les Jenkins on trombone, Al Avola on guitar, Bob Kitsis on piano, Sid Weiss on bass ... LP, Vinyl record album
Crackling live energy from Buddy Rich – recorded at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, and with a sound that recalls some of Buddy's best from the 60s! The group is plenty great – and the attraction here goes way beyond just Buddy's famous work as a leader. As with other Rich albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
50s compilation of recordings from 1929 through 1942, with Herman Autry and John Hamilton on trumpet, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet, Gene Sedric on clarinet and tenor, Chauncey Graham on tenor, Floyd O'Brien on trombone, Al Casey, John Smith, and James Smith on guitar, Cedric Wallace, Charles Turner, ... LP, Vinyl record album
First volume of recordings for Bluebird, with Georgie Auld, Ronnie Perry, and Tony Pastor on tenor, Goerge Koenig, Hank Freeman and Les Robinson on alto, Bernie Privin, Chuck Peterson, Claude Bowen, and Johnny Best on trumpet, George Arus, Harry Rodgers, Les Jenkins, Russell Brown, and Ted Vesely ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent early album from Chet Baker – recorded with his classic quartet lineup that included Russ Freeman on piano – and done in conjunction with a concert recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan – oddly promoted by Ollie McLaughlin, a legendary figure on the Detroit soul scene in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Groovin' set of tracks that has the lady organist in two settings – one with her trio with Jimmy Cobb on drums, the other with a hard swingin' big band led by Oliver Nelson. She's great with Nelson's band, and swings in the same hard way that Jimmy Smith does in the same setting. Tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album