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LP (Item 418371) Takt (Japan), 1967 — Condition: Near Mint-
Gatefold
Beautiful bossa from the Japanese scene of the 60s – a live set from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, cut during a run of excellent Brazilian inspired sessions at the time! The group on the set is a sextet with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano – and although a few tracks appear to have additional string backings, most of the instrumentation is from the core combo – recorded here on some slightly longer tracks than Watanabe's studio bossa from the same stretch. The format's not unfamiliar for the 60s, but comes off very nicely here – thanks to a really edgey tone in Sadao's horn, which makes the record a bit more unsettling than other mainstream bossa jazz sets. Titles include "Train Samba", "Doralici", "Meditation", "Song Of The Jet", "Mas Que Nada", and "Samba De Orfeo".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Heavy gatefold pressing, with textured inner cover – part of the Takt Jazz Series on Columbia Japan. White label promo/test pressing. Cover has some light wear overall.)

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

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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