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Brass & Bamboo

LP (Item 8311) Capitol, 1959 — Condition: Near Mint-
Originally: 16.99
One of the best albums by Tak Shindo – a west coast Japanese composer/arranger who was one of the few exotica artists to actually have the cultural cred to the sound! The arrangements – as the title might imply – mix together jazzy Capitol swinging and some more Eastern-oriented percusssion, creating a sound that pushes past the usual dreamy island-sounding album, or the more bombastic percussive one. Titles include "Bali Hai", "No Place To Go", "Brass & Bamboo", "The Lamp Is Low", "The Song Of Delilah", and "Caravan".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and light wear, but looks nice overall.)

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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