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Drum Boogie

LP (Item 49787) Clef, Early 50s — Condition: Very Good+

A great little record that features Krupa in two modes – trio and sextet. The trio sides feature Teddy Napoleon on piano and Charlie Ventura on tenor and baritone on tracks that include "Stardust", "Perdido", "Drum Boogie", and "Fine's Idea" – and without a bass, there's a bit more freedom in the sound of these tunes than you might expect. The other two tracks on the set – "Capital Idea" and "Paradise" – feature a sextet with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Willie Smith on alto sax, and as with the rare bits of Smith's work from the time, his work on alto is worth the price of the album alone!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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