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Lonely Town (Japanese pressing)

LP (Item 832320) Blue Note (Japan), 1959 — Condition: Near Mint-

A beautiful session by Tommy Flanagan – recorded in 1959, but not issued at the time until it was pulled out for this great Blue Note "Lost Sessions" series from Japan! The set's incredible, and although it features all compositions from West Side Story, Flanagan's playing with a very very hip trio that includes Joe Benjamin on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones is particularly amazing, and has a melodic approach to the kit that works great with Flanagan's lyrical piano style. Benjamin switches between plucked and bowed bass, which makes for a huge array of moods and colors on titles like "Lonely Town", "Tonight", "It's Love", "Lucky To Be Me", and "Make Our Garden Grown".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original Japanese pressing on King, with obi!)

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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