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Zoot Sims' Party

LP (Item 546268) Choice, 1974 — Condition: Very Good+
Not as much of a party as you might expect from the title, but quite a lively little album – and possibly one of Zoot's best from the 70s! There's a tightly fluid feel to this record that we really love a lot – not one that's electric or slick, but served up by a great backing trio that includes Jimmy Rowles on piano, Mickey Roker on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – all coming together in ways that often groove slightly, which is a real surprise for an album by Zoot – and a very nice surprise at that! Zoot himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, and although some of the tunes here are familiar ones, they're taken with unusual arrangements and plenty of personal focus on the solos. Titles include "Fred", "Restless", "Caravan", "Dream Dancing", and "The Very Thought Of You".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a light stain on one corner and light wear.)

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.

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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