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May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean,
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May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play,
but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep.
Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well,
with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song,
but never throughout a whole song or more.
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but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.
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A nice little collection of some of Dizzy Gillespie's best bop material for Savoy – tunes that were originally recorded as 78rpm singles – then issued together on this classic album of all-star players! The tunes are short, catchy, and often very grooving – that mix of whimsy and ... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Plays with faint crackle and occasional pop. Cover has surface wear, aging, fading around the edges, small split in the top seam, and some light stains, a bit of pen, and small tear in back.)LP, Vinyl record album
80s issue of some seminal recordings of some of the most influential, yet unde-documented jazz pianists of the bop and post bop eras. There's three tracks by the Bebop Boys, with Bud Powell, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Stitt, Al Hall and Kenny Clarke: "Bebop In Pastel", "Seven Up" and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic session of modernist jazz – and some of Mingus most groundbreaking early work! The album was recorded for Savoy with 2 different groups – one's got Mingus leading John LaPorta on alto, Teo Macero on tenor, and Mal Waldron on piano, and the other group's a quartet with Macero, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A rarity from the bop era – hard-blowing tracks that run for a duration that's way longer than the standard three minutes of most 78rpm singles. Here, Gordon and Gray blow head to head in some of their famous "battle" sessions – working with players like Sonny Criss, Howard ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set of hardbop tracks from this vastly underrated trumpeter! The session was originally recorded for the Signal label, but appears here in a Savoy issue, put out a few years after the original. Rodney is in perfect form here, hitting his stride during this comeback period, and playing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Features work by two different groups. The first features Miles Davis, Al Haig, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. The second replaces Davis with Kenny Dorham and adds Lucky Thompson and Milt Jackson. Tracks include "52nd St. Theme", "Slow Boat To China", "Hot House" and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of Stan Getz' earliest sides for Savoy – 78rpm material from some of his youngest years on record, – with players who include Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Kai Winding on trombone, Hank Jones and Duke Jordan on piano, and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenors. LP, Vinyl record album
A pure statement of being and essence – and one of John Coltrane's spiritual masterpieces from the 60s! The 1965 recording was one of Trane's most adventurous so far – as it featured just one album-length track, building up out of relatively free expressions from Coltrane in the studio ... LP, Vinyl record album