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Stan Kenton Presents

LP (Item 7068) Capitol, 1950 — Condition: Near Mint-
Excellent early Stan Kenton – and a perfect album to pick if you're looking for a great example of the way he blended modernist jazz with more traditional swing based forms. The album's a showcase of rich shimmering colors, played by Kenton and the orchestra to perfection, and highlighting some of the current group's strongest talent – with a lineup that includes Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Halls of Brass", "Art Pepper", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", and "June Christy", an incredible number that has June singing some excellent wordless vocals!  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • 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

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially 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.



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