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West Coast vs East Coast - A Battle of Jazz

LP (Item 5583) MGM, Early 60s — Condition: Good

Leonard Feather organized session that pits West and East coast players together in a mock "battle" that takes up a side of the record for each coast. Playing for the East are Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Thad Jones, and Oscar Pettiford. Playing for the West are Don Fagerquist, Bob Enevoldsen, Buddy Collette, and Stan Levey. Guess who wins!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono yellow label pressing. Vinyl plays with some surface noise, crackles, and some marks that click. Cover has some wear and aging, aged tape holding the seams, and splittting in the spine.)

Good

  • A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting.
  • Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface, and will most likely play with surface noise throughout. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips.
  • In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record.

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