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Hard Bop

LP (Item 57391) Savoy, 1956 — Condition: Near Mint-

70s issue of material that originally came out on two different Savoy albums in the late 50s, one of which was the Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley. Excellent early hard bop material from Mobley – in a style that's similar to his early Blue Note work, but with a bit less polish. Not that that's a bad thing, though – as the long tracks create some strong interplay between the groups, and the rough edges bring out some good sides of the players' tones that you don't get in slicker sessions from the time. The groups include Lee Morgan, Hank Jones, Doug Watkins, Donald Byrd, and Barry Harris – and titles include "Thad's Blues", "Blues Number Two", "Cattin", "Madeline", "Doug's Minor B'ok", and "Space Flight".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cut corner, lightly bent corner, and promo sticker.)

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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