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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.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A great collection of work from the mid 60s RCA albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis – some really special material that somehow has Davis blowing with even more of an edge than on his records for Prestige! LP, Vinyl record album
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Walter Smith and Walter Wax on cornet, Johnny Sterling on clarinet, Charlie Romano on violin, Fred Duro on piano, Gus Levene on guitar, Bernie Miller on bass, and Murray Gaer on drums. Vocals by Loretta Lee, Barry Wells, Allen Church, Sonny Schyyler, Dolly Dawn, and Johnny McKeever. LP, Vinyl record album
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reed player Hal McKusick has always been one of our favorite talents from the 50's, but he always seems to be overlooked by the history books because he's not easy to fit in with any of the larger schools of jazz. With his beautiful measured style on alto and clarinet, he certainly wasn't a bopper ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Hamp's late 30s recordings issued in 1959, featuring Chu Berry, Lawrence Brown, Rex Stewart, Ziggy Elman, Harry Hames, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Cootie Williams, Jonah Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Nat King Cole, and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
A second album of trad tracks recorded as a sequel to Pete Kelly's Blues, the big hit done for RCA under the aegis of Jack Webb. The players and format of this one are pretty much the same as the first: the group's a septet, with Matty Matlock on clarinet, Nick Fatool on drums, and Goerge Van Eps ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tight little record – with a strong focus on Al Cohn's solo work! Al's the lead soloist in a number of largish groups that are often tightly arranged, but which let the leader break out nicely – cutting with an edge on his tenor that's sometimes even sharper than usual. Cohn handled ... LP, Vinyl record album
A legendary MPS session from vibist Dave Pike – a set that mixes his funkier styles with some freer modal jazz leanings – all in a way that really makes the album stand out from the rest! The group is the groundbreaking Dave Pike Set lineup – the combo that featured Dave's vibes ... LP, Vinyl record album
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of ... LP, Vinyl record album