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Bean (10 inch LP)

LP (Item 470807) EmArcy, Early 40s — Condition: Very Good-

A 50s collection of material cut by Coleman Hawkins in the early 40s – working with a wonderful small combo that includes Teddy Wilson on piano and either Roy Eldridge or Buck Clayton on trumpet! The tracks are mostly lively and upbeat, and Hawkins' tenor has that wonderful mid 40s sound – a nice sense of confidence throughout, but with some of the rasp that started to show up in his tone as he aged. There's a sense of soul here that's undeniable – and in a way, the material sounds more 50s-worthy than you'd guess from the original recording dates. Titles include "S Wonderful", "Beyond The Blue Horizon", "Make Believe", "Bean At The Met", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Just One Of Those Things".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good - (minus)

  • Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
  • Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
  • This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play, but not because it looked that great. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic, with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
  • Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay, though probably with surface noise.

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