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Kenton Touch – Portraits In Strings

LP (Item 378900) Capitol, 1958 — Condition: Near Mint-

Although Stan Kenton's always best known for his famous work with 50s LA reedmen, he's equally great at working with strings as he is with saxes! This set reunites Stan with arranger Pete Rugolo – the darkly modern talent who helped Kenton hit some of his highest heights in the early 50s, and who scored backgrounds for some of our favorite vocal sessions of the 50s. An amazing sides with lush backdrops of strings soaring, snaking, swanning about as horns dart in and out of the mix, and occasional percussive touches create some even further tension. 10 tracks in all: "Salute", "Monotony", "The End Of The World", "Opus In Chartreuse", "Elegy For Alto", "Theme For Sunday", "Ballade For Drums", "Minor Riff", "A Rose For David", and "Painted Rhythm".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Rainbow label Capitol pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and a mark from sticker removal.)

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

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