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Metronome Presents Jazz At The Modern

LP (Item 531670) Bethlehem, 1960 — Condition: Very Good

Trad jazz at the Museum Of Modern Art – recorded by a small combo that includes George Wein on piano, Shorty Baker on trumpet, Tyree Glenn on trombone, and Pee Wee Russell on clarinet. All players are hip enough to swing with some of the right edges for the modern audience – still in a groove that echoes older New Orleans modes, but which has some surprisingly compelling qualities on the solos – especially Russell's. Plus, most tracks are much longer than usual for a record of this type and vintage – which further makes the album stand out from the pack. Titles include "Rosetta", "Undecided", "September In The Rain", "That's A Plenty", and "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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