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LP (Item 436563) RCA, 1957 — Condition: Near Mint-
A relatively mellow album of work from Red Norvo – but one that expands his trio sound of the 50s into a quintet, as you might guess from the title! Red's working here with a group that includes the great Jimmy Wyble on guitar, plus Robert Drasnin on flute, clarinet, and alto, Bob Carter on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums – all keeping at the lower end of the sound spectrum, mellowly working with Red's chromatic vibes. There's as much focus here on sound as there is jazz – and titles include "First Things First", "Live & Let Live", "Soft Winds", "Punkin Head", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Easy Does It", and "Copy Cat".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono pressing with deep groove – 1S/1S. Cover has some wear and aging, with a small sticker spot near the top.)

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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