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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.
This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times,
but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.
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With Robert Plater, Edward Pazant, Leon Zachery, Lonnie Shaw, and Andrew McGhee on reeds, Bill Hogan on drums, Oscar Dennard on piano, Bill Mackel on guitar, and George Joyner and John Mixon on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
Great Verve material from Lionel Hampton – and like most of his sides for the label, a set that offers small combo grooving in a very stretched out setting! The album only features 4 long tracks – and Hampton's vibes are set up nicely with a trio that includes Oscar Peterson on piano, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great little album from Lionel – a real funk album, with electric playing, vocals, and a much more soulful feel overall even than his Brunswick records! The set features mostly covers – "I'm So Tired", "Them Changes", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Cal ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of mid-60s sessions – with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums from 1965 recorded live at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, and studio sessions with Ray Brown on bass and Louis Hayes on drums from 1966 in Chicago. LP, Vinyl record album
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertru ... LP, Vinyl record album
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead ... LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the greatest work as a leader ever cut by tenorist Paul Quinichette – longtime Basie alum, and a key player who was the "Vice Pres" next to Lester Young's "Pres". The record is one of the best full-length albums by Quinichette from the early days, and combines ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Max Roach – one that has him finding a whole new voice in jazz! The set was recorded on the heels of Max's time with Clifford Brown – and it's a great little album that has him bouncing back nicely from the loss by moving into a new realm that shows off his ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind of "all over the map" approach that Mercury used during Cannon's early years – before he'd settled down into the one-man soul jazz factory he ... LP, Vinyl record album
A strong 50s session from Gerry – a bit like some of his work for the Pacific Jazz label, but perhaps a bit more biting and modern. The group's a sextet with Jon Eardley on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor, Dave Bailey on drums, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, and Peck Morrison on bass – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of a number of excellent 50s American releases by Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin – a 4 track 10" LP that features backing by a septet that includes Putte Wickman, Ake Persson, Bengt Hallberg, and George Riedel. The tracks are a bit longer than usual for Gullin – making for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A rare Japanese-only part 3 to Gerry's Mainstream Of Jazz album – featuring tracks recorded in the same sessions, but unissued at the time! The group on the session is a sextet with a really wonderful approach – Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Zoot Sims on tenor, and John Eardley on ... LP, Vinyl record album