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Colors In Sound – Sal Salvador Quartet With Brass

LP (Item 400389) Decca, Late 50s — Condition: Near Mint-

A beautiful title for a beautiful session – one that unlocks the tones and hues in Sal Salvador's guitar work! Sal's working here with arranger George Roumanis, who brings some real Kenton-like touches to his backings for Salvador's guitar solos on the sessions – and like Stan, he manages to write charts for the set that let the soloist stand out starkly, yet still get plenty of assistance from the larger group. And while you might be worried that the "brass" in the title could overwhelm Sal's guitar, don't – because there's a perfect poise and subtle timing here that avoids any pitfalls that might occur. Part of the excellent Mood Jazz In Hi Fi series for Decca – with titles that include "Desert Fever", "What Is There To Say", "Deep Down", "Easy Living", "Walkin Time", and "Yesterdays".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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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