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Green Shading Into Blue

LP (Item 612606) ECM, 1978 — Condition: Sealed
Seminal 70s side from bassist Arild Andersen! Green Shading Into Blue has a sound that's as evocative as its title – a rich combination of tones, sounds, and moments from a quartet that features Arild Andersen on bass, Juhani Aaltonen on sax and flute, Lars Jansson on piano and a bit of keyboards, and Pal Thowson on drums and percussion. The reeds are especially nice – arcing over the top of the tunes in a spatial contrast to the mellower tones of Andersen's bass – and titles include "Anima", "Jana", "Terhi", "Radka's Samba", and "The Guitarist".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Sealed US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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