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Drum Battle

LP (Item 61949) Toshiba (Japan), 1978 — Condition: Very Good+

Drummer George Kawaguchi was one of Japan's strongest straight ahead drummers in the 70s – with a fine talent for traditional swing based grooving, in a mode that was inspired by Gene Krupa and Louis Bellson. This set's got George working as one of 4 drummers – 2 more Japanese (Jimmy Takeuchi and Shingo Okudaira) and 1 American (Donald Bailey) – in a style that's kind of an open jam session, with a focus on the drum solos. The record features 3 long tracks – "Drum Boogie", "Bernie's Tune", and "Jumpin At The Woodside" – with added instrumentation that includes piano and Fender Rhodes by Toshihiko Ogawa, tenor by Konosuke Saijo, and trumpet by Tetsuo Fushimi.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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.

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