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LP (Item 473302) Blue Note (Japan), 1957/1960/1963 — Condition: Near Mint-

A rare Japanese-only album of previously unreleased work by Jimmy Smith – and a set that definitely lives up to the Special Guests in the title! The sessions were pulled together for this obscure Japanese release – and they represent some nicely usual moments from a point when Smith's career was getting a lot of coverage. Stanley Turrentine joins a trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Donald Bailey on drums for versions of "Smith Walk" and "Lonesome Road; Curtis Fuller plays with Jimmy on "Blue Room"; Lee Morgan joins in on "S'Wonderful"; and Grant Green works with Smith in trio versions of "Organic Greenery" and "Day In Day Out".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes obi!)

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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