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Jam Session #2

LP (Item 443481) Verve, Early 50s — Condition: Good+

One of the first of Norman Granz's famous Jam Session series – featuring Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus work by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, JC Heard, Barney Kessel, Ben Webster, and Flip Phillips. The first side features "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Funky Blues" is on the B side. (Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split top seam.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl may be dirty, or have one outstanding flaw, such as a light residue, which could be difficult to clean.
  • May have marks on all parts, too many to qualify as Very Good-, or several deeper marks, but the record should still be ok for play without skips.
  • In general, this is a record that was played a fair amount, and handled without care. A typical example may be a record which has been heavily played by a DJ, and carries marks from slip cueing. Depending on the quality of the vinyl, may play with surface noise throughout.

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