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LP (Item 72446) Verve, Mid 50s — Condition: Very Good+

A seminal middle period album from Jimmy – one recorded right before he really opened it up, but still with more modern touches than some of his earlier work! The group's a quartet – with the great Lawrence Marable on drums, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Red Mitchell on bass – and although this rhythm section-based style is quite different from Jimmy's freer trio work, there's still a magical approach to the music – taking Giuffre's horn to places you really wouldn't expect for the instrument at the time. Recorded with a really loose and easy feel by Bones Howe – and mostly improvised in the studio at the time of recording. Titles include "I Hear Red", "Problems", "Stella By Starlight", and "I Got Those Blues".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Early 80s French pressing. Vinyl has a small press flaw spot that clicks just a bit on "I Got The Blues".)

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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