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Soca Me Nice

LP (Item 473395) Concord, 1988 — Condition: Near Mint-
Late 80s Latin from Mongo Santamaria – but still pretty darn nice! The set's got Santamaria stretching out in the rhythms a bit more from the early days – and also picking up some of the jazz flavors of the Concord label as well – but overall, the proceedings are still quite tight, thanks to arrangements from maestro Marty Sheller! The group's not too large, and features alto and flute from Bobby Porcelli, trumpet from Ray Vega, and tenor and flute from Mitch Frohman – all players who bring some nice solos to the set. Titles include "Soca Me Nice", "Day Tripper", "Tropical Breeze", "Kathy's Waltz", "Cubop Alert", and "Con Mi Ritmo".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some check marks in pen in back.)

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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