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LP (Item 55413) Milestone, 1968 — Condition: Near Mint-

God, we love James Moody! He's a total genius, waiting to be fully rediscovered – and this album is a perfect place to start! The record features James playing soprano and flute over some incredible arrangements by Tom McIntosh, the hip 60s composer/arranger who worked on some of Moody's best work – and who here shifts between a slightly funky mode, and one that's got some rich tonal colors and shapes, all of which brings out the most expressive side of Moody's playing, especially on the soprano sax tunes, which have all the soulful depth of the best work of Pony Poindexter. Tracks include a funky version of Ellington's "Main Stem", plus the tracks "A Statement", "Savannah Calling", "You Got To Pay", "Gone Are The Days", and "Everyone Needs It".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Orange label pressing.)

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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