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Nimmons N Nine

LP (Item 59512) Verve, Mid 50s — Condition: Very Good+

An obscure 50s session by Canadian reed player Phil Nimmons – a great player who even at this early age was cutting some fantastic records! The album's got Phil in the lead on clarinet, cutting lines that have the sharpness of Jimmy Giuffre's early 50s work, combined with the swing of some of the best Buddy DeFranco sides with Sonny Clark. The album's got a lot more punch than you might expect, and it's filled with short and swinging tracks that make it one of the better under-discovered Verve sides of the 50s. Titles include "Kicks", "Swing Softly", "Blue Lou", "Little Poppy", and "Who Walks".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • 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.

Additional Marks & Notes

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