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Chazz! (aka Mingus At The Bohemia)

LP (Item 468391) Debut/Fantasy, Mid 50s — Condition: Near Mint-

Seminal early work from Charles Mingus – a session that really shows him beginning to work in tightly arranged, deeply resonant styles – pushing much more deeply towards the brilliance of the late 50s! The set was originally issued on Debut, and was recorded with a great lineup that includes Mal Waldron and the enigmatic George Barrow on tenor. There's a fantastic reading of "Percussion Discussion", played here by Mingus and Max Roach (though the drummer on the rest of the set is Willie Jones) as a drum and bass duet (as opposed to Roach solo, as on a later version.) Also featured are the brilliant "All The Things You Are In C-Sharp", a pivotal track in the Mingus book, and one of our favorites ever by him – plus "Septemberly", "Work Song", and "Jump Monk".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Early 70s Japanese Toshiba pressing on clear maroon vinyl. Cover has a mostly split spine, but looks great otherwise.)

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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