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Warming Up

LP (Item 466879) Riverside, 1960 — Condition: Very Good+

One of Billy's rarest sessions from the 60s – a trio set for Riverside, recorded in early 1960, and a great little session considering how obscure it is! The group's a trio, with Henry Grimes on bass and Ray Mosca on drums – supporting Billy's fluidly soulful work on the keys, over a tasty set of 12 original tunes! There's nothing fancy going on here, but the album shows Taylor to be as strong a writer as a player – working with verve even in a small label set like this, and at some level moving past the simple flourishes of his more famous sets. Titles include "Warming Up", "Easy Like", "No After Taste", "Native Dancer", "Coffee Break", and "Lonesome Lover".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Stereo black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 1195, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, a sticker remnant, and a mostly split top seam. Vinyl has a short click on "Don't Bug Me".)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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