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Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
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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Live work from the lovely Maysa – a great late 60s set done in a mix of jazz, bossa, and even groovier styles! The recording has a nice sense of the "room" – with spontaneous crowd noise often coming in to spur additional enthusiasm in the music – and Maysa's star power ... LP, Vinyl record album
Luiz Gonzaga Jr in the 80s – not as revolutionary as he once was, and with distinctly modern touches on the keyboards and production, but still relatively compelling overall. A few tracks sound as if they got trapped in a new wave time warp, but overall there's a fairly solid MPB style to ... LP, Vinyl record album
A warmly intimate set of samba tracks with a gentle and almost nostalgic approach. The feel is really great overall, different than some of Paulinho's other 70s work – almost old-timey, but not in a way that's hokey or hackneyed. Titles include "Nova Ilusao", "Perdoa", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The first album by Marisa Monte, and the start of a fantastic run of records – really strong work that had Monte emerging as maybe one of the strongest new acts in Brazil at the time! The set is live, which is unusual for a debut – and that also makes for energy that's a bit more raw ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great early album by Simone – a set that's very up close and personal – with the sort of intimate feel that we love in music by Joyce! Simone's vocals are nice and light – floating dreamily over backing from a small combo that has a lightly jazzy feel, plus some occasional ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fab work from one of our favorite organ players of all time – the mighty Walter Wanderley, king of the bossa keyboard, sounding totally great in this early session from 1963! The album predates Wanderley's famous work for Verve – and has a sound that's slightly expanded from that era, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Features arrangements by Wagner Tiso – and titles that include "O Sal Da Terra", "Boa Sorte", "Rio Doce", "Contos Da Lua Vaga", "Quatro", "Sete Flautas", "Dona Julia", and "Cancao Do Novo Mundo". LP, Vinyl record album
Cesar Camargo Mariano, Victor Assis Brasil, & Helio Delmiro
An excellent album of Brazilian jazz – one that brings together tracks from different EMI albums by the three players mentioned in the title – keyboardist Cesar Camargo Mariano, reed player Victor Assis Brasil, and guitarist Helio Delmiro! The set includes Brasil's wonderful reading of ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent session of rare bossa material, recorded at the legendary Paramount Theatre, the temple to bossa nova! The album features tracks by a number of different artists, handled with a lot more care and a lot better recording quality than other live bossa sessions – and the result is ... LP, Vinyl record album