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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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Great early work from Joao Gilberto – pulled from his earlier Odeon sides, and featuring many tracks that never got a proper issue in the US! As the title points out, the set's a bunch of Jobim tracks – and titles include "Desafinado", "Discussao", "So Em Teus ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very cool! This is the second pressing of this Edu Lobo "best of" – and like the first, it includes an excellent booklet of writings and photos – but unlike the first, this is a 12" LP, so it's actually got more songs. As with the others in this series, the album ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album from the early 70s – and one that shows Elis Regina really transforming her jazzy bossa style into something far more complicated and baroque! She's working here with her best arranger, Cesar Camargo Mariano, and the tracks feature small-group performances that include ... LP, Vinyl record album
A cool change for the Zimbo Trio – one that has them adding in extra strings to their core bossa jazz style, for a sound that's completely sublime all the way through! The group's grooves are still very much in place, but the added strings really help shade in the tunes with a new sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very cool! This is one of those rare 10" LPs of tracks written by a Brazilian artist, and packaged in a loving 12" booklet filled with color photos and writings about the artist. The record features Elis Regina singing "Arrastao", "Upa Neguinho" and "Corrida De ... LP, Vinyl record album
Most of the classic work by this great Brazilian singer is now out of print on vinyl – but you can at least grab this nice extended "best of" compilation, which features 24 hard to find tracks! The style's a mix of jazzy and bossa material with some of her more serious 70's stuff ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent late live work from Elis Regina – a beautiful double-length set that really gets at the depth of feeling and emotion she brought to her music! The set's one of the last ever recorded in Elis' all-too-short life – and it's got the same vibrancy and soaring sensibilities as her ... LP, Vinyl record album
Egberto's working here with a lot of electric keyboards – but he's lost none of his fire and power! The range of compositions is amazing – from spare mellow beautiful numbers, to driving open-ended tracks that have a free improvisational quality to them – and backing is by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-H ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heady funk from the glory days of the Miami soul scene in the 70s – the second smoking album by the group named after the city! The sound here is a bit tighter than before, but in a good way – a style that has the group's core funk energy mixed with some added strings and horns from ... LP, Vinyl record album