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Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
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some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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A perfect title for this lovely little gem from George Shearing – a set that mixes his familiar piano, vibes, and guitar with some bigger brass arrangements – yet all in a way that still shimmers with the sheen of satin! Shearing was smooth before anyone else could lay claim to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A record that's as dreamy as you'd expect from the title – and note that we said dreamy, and not sleepy – despite the horizontal stature of the model on the front! George Shearing's music always oddly excites us – it's gentle, sure – but there's always all these subtle ... LP, Vinyl record album
Long unreleased late 60s recordings from the home of producer/engineer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer finds Oscar Peterson in a glorious solo piano mode! All of the recordings in the series were from very relaxed, loose sessions that were some of Peterson's favorite of the time – and they're done ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful early album from the legendary Jean-Luc Ponty – a set that's maybe more straight jazz than some of his later work, and which also represents a pivotal shift in the use of the violin in jazz! Ponty's phrasing here is very different than previous players who handled the ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent overview of the work of trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – one of the most exciting talents on that instrument in the latter half of the 20th century, and a groundbreaking player who bridged the worlds of straight and avant jazz with incredible ease! The set features tunes pulled ... LP, Vinyl record album
German All Stars (Wolfgang Dauner, Albert Mangelsdorff, & Others)
One of the best of the MPS 2LP live sets of the early 70s – featuring an all-star group that includes key German players of the time – like Wolfgang Dauner, Heinz Sauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Gunter Lenz, and Ack Van Rooyen! The sound of the record is fairly out – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tripped-out batch of funk rock tracks – one of the biggest crossover successes of the MPS lable! Don Harris sings and plays violin – and he gets some very heavy backing by a trio that includes Harvey Mandel on guitar, wailing away with those slow choppy riffs that made him the west ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice stuff from this legendary Austrian pianist! The album was recorded live at Berlin's Jazz Galerie in 1970, with some very hip backing by Jimmy Woode on bass and Billy Brooks on drums. The pair were one of MPS' most soulful rhythm sections, and they prove to be a great counterpoint here ... LP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled set – in that it's got Oscar's piano in a fairly loose, soulfully relaxed setting with Sam Jones on bass and Bob Durham on drums. The album was recorded by MPS wizard Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in his own home – and it's an excellent example of the label's scene at its ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful set of laidback tracks from Peterson – featuring a good mix of tunes from Brazilian sources, soundtracks, and a few nice 60s pop numbers. The group here features Sam Jones on bass and Bob Durham on drums – and while the album might have sparkled a bit more with some added ... LP, Vinyl record album
Albert Mangelsdorff/Ake Persson/Slide Hampton/Jiggs Whigam
A great session that's waaaay more than the usual "lots of trombone and lots of noise" sessions these multi-trombone albums tend to be. Instead, this one's a meeting of 4 completely distinct talents on the instrument, and it's a brilliant attempt to reconcile their differences, and allow ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent Clarke Boland Big Band LP – very much in the spirit of the group's best work of the era – one that uses the blues of the title merely as springboard for their ebullient big band groove! The album featuring a stellar array of soloists, including Tony Coe on clarinet, Sahib ... LP, Vinyl record album