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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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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.
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Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – a Japanese album that brings together tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paris was always great to Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, he cut some of his best work of the decade in the city! This set features a great batch of track that Hamp cut in the company of travelling American jazz greats like Benny Bailey, Nat Adderley, and David Amram, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous collection of work by Art Tatum – maybe even THE collection of work by Art Tatum – complete and unedited "Piano Discoveries" sessions recorded in a private home by Ray Heindorf in Hollywood late in his career, but at a time when he was even more inventive than ... LP, Vinyl record album
A 50s collection of material cut by Coleman Hawkins in the early 40s – working with a wonderful small combo that includes Teddy Wilson on piano and either Roy Eldridge or Buck Clayton on trumpet! The tracks are mostly lively and upbeat, and Hawkins' tenor has that wonderful mid 40s sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Mary Lou Williams – sessions recorded when she was a key part of the Paris postwar scene, presented here in a US 10" on Mercury! The group is a trio – with Buddy Banks on bass and Jean-Louis Viale on drums – and titles include "Between The Devil ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mid 40s recordings, with Buck Clayton on trumpet and Dickie Wells on trombone – on titles that include "Afternoon Of A Basie-Ite", "Destination KC", "Lester Leaps Again", and "Just You Just Me". LP, Vinyl record album
A classic "with strings" session from Clifford Brown – nearly as well-done and perfect as some of Charlie Parker's sides for Verve, handled here with perhaps a slightly sweeter touch, as Neal Hefti's the man on arrangements. The core group's the Brown/Roach combo, augmented by a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic bop work from Charlie Ventura – recorded with a large band that includes Neal Hefti, Bennie Green, Bill Harris, Tony Scott, and Jackie Cain on vocals. With a lineup like that, it's hard to miss – and the album's filled with the kind of raw energy that made Ventura a surprising ... LP, Vinyl record album
Plenty plenty soul here – as Milt Jackson's moving away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, and working with a great group of players that really expand his sound! The session's a bit like some of Milt's soul jazz work for Riverside and other labels – in that it's got rhythms, timings, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album of Latin grooves from Shorty! The record is one of his best, and features a whopping array of percussionists – including Carlos Vidal, Modesto Duran, and Mike Pacheco all coming into play with Shorty's west coast style of arrangements, tweaked greatly here to pick up an ... LP, Vinyl record album