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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
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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.
A pretty great Japanese-only release – one that spins at 45rpm, which adds a lot of strong fidelity to these Quincy Jones Mercury recordings from the 60s! Titles include "Essom", "Ghana", "Caravan", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Air Mail ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very swingin, very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy stuff – one of 2 albums cut by the Kai and JJ team for CTI in the early days! The album's a mellow mix of jazz and easy – with larger arrangements by Kai, JJ, and Don Sebesky – all exploring the more spacious side of things, as either of the main players solo over the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great album of soulful tenor work from Willie Williams – with some great rhythm support from Ronnie Mathews on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – very much in that great space the New Note label hit during the mid 80s! Tracks include "House Calls", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Electric 70s work from Lalo Schifrin – with a tight uptempo funky sound that's similar to his strong "cop show" soundtrack themes of the time! This album's a pretty great testament to Lalo's durability as one of the great composer arrangers – sublime stuff from the late 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A key Capitol Records classic from the legendary George Shearing! The set really pushes George past his famous early jazz sides – into sublime new territory that forged a rich sound for the late 50s – a blend of his small combo gentle grooves with larger orchestrations from Dennis ... LP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly great album – one that we might have passed up otherwise! Buddy DeFranco's always pretty darn nice, but he really sounds great on this one – his clarinet solo style mixing with the accordion sounds of Tommy Gumina, all set to some hip 60s arrangements that mix in a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky madness at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium – and a searing set of tracks that rivals the best studio work from trumpeter Don Ellis! The feel here is really open, spontaneous, and inventive – and tunes are a lot more extended than on most of Don's studio sides from the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local ... LP, Vinyl record album
With featured soloists Ron Dolber on baritone, Arty Hoyle and Gary Slavo on trumpet, Kenny Soderblom and Don Shelton on alto, Frenk Tesinski, Ralph Craig, and Bill Dinwiddie on trombone, Roger Pemberton and Sonny Seals on tenor, Jim Atlas on bass, Les Hooper on piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love, Peace, & Happiness were one of the groups circulating around Harvy Fuqua's New Birth/Nite-Liters assemblage in the early 70's. On this early LP, they sing with a beautiful hard soul sound, with great arrangements by Riley Hampton. Some of the tracks have a politically conscious feel, ... LP, Vinyl record album
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on ... LP, Vinyl record album