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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.
Additional Marks & Notes
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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.
A very tripped-out album from Charlie Mariano – one of his coolest sets from his 70s years in Europe! The album's got Charlie blowing with a group that features Philip Catherine on guitar, Jasper Van't Hof on organ, and Aldo Romano on drums – and the overall sound is in the madder mode ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little record that's one of the toughest to find by Charlie Mariano, and which represents a rare "with orchestra" session that was put together by a young Don Sebesky! The backing's got all the moody overtones that show up in Sebesky's best arranging, and the group includes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Kenton – lush string settings that have as much power and imagination as his work with horns, and which come across with some really dark edges. The tunes are awash in color and tone – never sleepy strings, but edgey ones, as in the mode of Ralph Burns' best ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of George Shearing's wonderful Latin LPs for Capitol – a wonderful record filled with complicated changes that go way beyond the usual mambo and cha cha grooves – and a mix of vibes, piano, and percussion that went onto inspire countless other groups at the time! The tracks have a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A killer album from Johnny Richards – possibly the best he ever cut! The album sparkles with all the intensity he brought to Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire album – with bits of Latin, jazz, and some of the modernist scoring that Kenton, Richards, and Pete Rugolo were using at the time. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Giuffre's first LP – and although not as completely sublime as his late 50s sides for Verve and Atlantic, still pretty incredible work from one of the freshest new voices in jazz at the time! The album takes tracks from an original 10" LP session, and adds in a few more – so that ... LP, Vinyl record album