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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
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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.
Mid 60s recordings from Toronto, featuring Johnny Hodges and vocals by Joya Sherrill. Titles include "My Heritage", "Soda Fountain Rag", "My People", "Rocking In Rhythm", "Impressions Of Far East", "Skinipoop", "Jam With Sam", ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early 40s material from the years when bassist Jimmy Blanton was such a key part of the Duke Ellington sound – material recorded in New York in June of 1940, more in Hollywood in 1941, and one track recorded at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago in 1940! LP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of recordings by the Duke Ellington big band from late 1947, with sidemen that include Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney, Oscar Pettiford, and Sonny Greer. 22 titles total, including "How High The Moon", "Lady ... LP, Vinyl record album
With featured soloists Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Oscar Pettiford, and others on titles that include "Take The A Train", "Crosstown", "Everything Goes", "Riff N Drill", "Blue Abandon", "Jeep Is Jumpin", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool date from Duke Ellington – one that's based strongly around the talents of tenorist Paul Gonsalves – always a key member of the Ellington ensemble, and quite a leader on his own in the 60s! The lineup is a familiar version of the Ellington orchestra – but the setting's ... LP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from Cannonball Adderley – and a pivotal set that has him continuing the live recording setting of some of his best 60s albums, while also stretching forward to some of the more inventive ideas of the latter part of the decade! David Axelrod produced, and the album's ... LP, Vinyl record album