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Ellington '66

LP (Item 387159) Reprise, 1966 — Condition: Very Good+
A great little follow-up to Ellington's 65 album – done in a similar style that has the Duke and orchestra performing a variety of hits from the day – but carried off with a depth that really transforms some of the numbers, and brings them into really unfamiliar territory! We're not sure what was in the water on the day this one was recorded, but Duke's got a really blue and moody approach here – making wonderful use of the larger horn section to set an "indigo" tone for many of the tunes – and getting magic out of humble pop numbers that the writers might never have imagined. As they say often in jazz, "it ain't the song, it's the singer" – and man, that's never been truer than on a record like this! Titles include "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "All My Loving", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "Ellington 66".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good + (plus)

  • 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.

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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