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Mariano (10-inch)

LP (Item 469089) Bethlehem, 1953 — Condition: Near Mint-
Incredible early work from Charlie Mariano – a landmark 10" LP that was one of his first explosions onto the scene in 50s jazz! The format is simple – sextet grooving from a standard Bethlehem group that includes Stu Williamson on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Claude Williamson on piano – but somehow Charlie manages to create a level of energy that really blows away any expectations you might have. All players crackle with a level of electricity that's not that common for Bethlehem sides of the time – and Charlie himself steps forth with an incredible tone on the alto – icy, raspy, and with more soul than you'd expect for his young years. Titles include "Chloe", "Green Walls", "Three Little Words", and "S Nice".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Early 00s Japanese Toshiba-EMI pressing – TOJJ-1022. Includes the insert.)

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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