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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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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A really great album from Billy Taylor – way fresher than most of his other records of the time, especially his trio work! The main reason for this is Oliver Nelson – who crafts some incredibly soulful backings for Billy on the album's tracks, twisting through soul jazz big band ... LP, Vinyl record album
Smooth fusion from one of the greats – and although an 80s set, a record that still holds onto most of the best warmth of Earl Klugh's earlier years! The production is surprisingly laidback at points – never too many 80s gimmicks or easy attempts at a hit – and Earl plays with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sounds for the 60s indeed – and a great set of jazzy instrumentals that step out with a lean Capitol groove! Onzy's on piano and at the head of the group – and the record features some nice solo work by Curtis Amy and Clifford Scott, both of whom bring a surprising dose of soul to a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Can't argue with Jonah's logic – nor the cool cover, which has 4 lovelies hanging onto the end of a steam shovel! ("Dig" – get it?) The format of the album's simple – as Jonah's group punches their way through lively tunes with his trumpet right up front, all named ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very mellow work from guitarist George Van Eps and his unique 7 string guitar – spare recordings with mostly guitar solos, plus some occasional extra vibes and percussion by Frank Flynn. The tracks include a number of 60s pop numbers, but they're done here in versions that are quite ... LP, Vinyl record album
A jazz fusion classic from Atmospheres – a hip group led by reedman Clive Stevens, and which also features some usually-mellower players really taking off together! Stevens blows a great range of horns – electric and acoustic tenor, sopranos sax, and often a wah-wah pedal to inflect ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quartet album featuring Australian jazz legends Col Nolan and Errol Buddle, plus the drumming of Warren Daly, from the Daly-Wilson Big Band, and Dieter Vogt on bass. The group was one of the most popular of the Aussie jazz funk combos of the 70's, and the record has lots of nice mellow groovy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Recorded in Amsterdam in 1978 – this record contains four original compositions by pianist Anthony Davis and one by flutist James Newton. Titles include "Pax", "Crystal Texts", "Wayang No. 1", and side two features the song "Someone Inside Her". The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from the Steve Lacy Quintet – the formative group that featured Lacy on soprano sax, alongside Steve Potts on alto, Irene Aebi on violin and cello, Kent Carter on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums! The record's got a very artful feel – and really has Lacy moving past some ... LP, Vinyl record album