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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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A strong mid 50s trio outing from west coast pianist Lou Levy – recorded under the supervision of Shorty Rogers during his time working with RCA. The set's got a harder-swinging edge than you might expect – and grooves in the manner of some of Levy's other fine mid 50s work – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great duet – Warren Smith on drums and Japanese reedman Hidefumi Toki on alto and soprano sax – just playing two long spare tracks on this direct-to-disc recording! Plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album
This set brings together two 50s 7-inch EPs on RCA – Tony Scott Septet including Jimmy Nottingham, Kai Winding, Ed Wasserman, Danny Bank, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson; and Milt Bernhart with Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Irv Kluger. LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of work from the mid 60s RCA albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis – some really special material that somehow has Davis blowing with even more of an edge than on his records for Prestige! LP, Vinyl record album
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Walter Smith and Walter Wax on cornet, Johnny Sterling on clarinet, Charlie Romano on violin, Fred Duro on piano, Gus Levene on guitar, Bernie Miller on bass, and Murray Gaer on drums. Vocals by Loretta Lee, Barry Wells, Allen Church, Sonny Schyyler, Dolly Dawn, and Johnny McKeever. LP, Vinyl record album
The classic meeting of the brain trust of the avant garde jazz scene, recorded for the young JCOA label, and put forth as one of their early attempts to prove that musicians could be in charge of the means of production. This double LP set features a set of compositions by Michael Mantler (who ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever by this unique bop trumpeter – and one that catches him with a strong comeback group that includes Chicagoans Ira Sullivan on trumpet and tenor, Vic Sproles on bass, and Norman Simmons on piano. Roy Haynes rounds out the group on drums – giving the ... LP, Vinyl record album