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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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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A 70s gem from Buddy Rich – a session that's cut with some really tightly arranged backings, but done in a way that actually has Buddy kicking the kit even more than usual! Some of the best tunes on the set have a really wicked sense of funk – one that uses a bit more space than in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of tracks from four sessions in 1937, with Cozy Cole, Ziggy Elman, Johnny Hodges, Jonah Jones, John Kirby, Gene Krupa, Vido Musso, Jess Stacy, Cootie Williams, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Second volume of recordings for Bluebird, with Georgie Auld and Tony Pastor on tenor, Hank Freeman and Les Robinson on alto, Bernie Privin, Chuck Peterson, and Johnny Best on trumpet, George Arus, Harry Rodgers, and Les Jenkins on trombone, Al Avola on guitar, Bob Kitsis on piano, Sid Weiss on bass ... LP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly great one from Buddy – full of live, liveliness, and energy – but also coming across with a depth that goes beyond simple Rich big band sounds. The album was handled by producer Norman Schwartz, and looks like it was originally recorded for his Gryphon label, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Crackling live energy from Buddy Rich – recorded at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, and with a sound that recalls some of Buddy's best from the 60s! The group is plenty great – and the attraction here goes way beyond just Buddy's famous work as a leader. As with other Rich albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
50s compilation of recordings from 1929 through 1942, with Herman Autry and John Hamilton on trumpet, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet, Gene Sedric on clarinet and tenor, Chauncey Graham on tenor, Floyd O'Brien on trombone, Al Casey, John Smith, and James Smith on guitar, Cedric Wallace, Charles Turner, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Originally released as a set of 78s, this early 50s 10-inch includes "American Patrol", "In The Mood", "Star Dust", "Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand", "Little Brown Jug", and "Song Of The Volga Boatmen". LP, Vinyl record album
A great little Sonny Stitt album – very different than any of his other sets from the 60s! The album has a number of interesting aspects – from hard-wailing organ by Wilmer Mosby (who we think is Don Patterson under a fake name), to some screaming guest work by Rufus Harley and Robin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note 2-fer that brings together some of Gil Evans' great modernist jazz pieces for the World Pacific label. The material was all recorded in New York in 1958 and 1959, and the groups include crack jazz players like Steve Lacy, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Johnn Coles, Elvin Jones, and ... LP, Vinyl record album