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Looking At The Sea

LP (Item 935680) Deja Vu (Italy), 2009 — Condition: Near Mint-

An excellent set from the contemporary Italian scene – one that's steeped in older jazz and modal influences from the 60s and 70s! The album's a great Paolo Scotti production, with the same all-classic feel as his other work on DejaVu – kind of a return to the greatness of the Italian jazz sounds of the 60s, but handled here by a contemporary group with a really wonderful sound. Franco Piano plays trumpet on the date, and did the arrangements – and other instrumentation includes sax, flute, piano, bass, and drums – but the real charm here comes from the vocals, sung by Alan Farrington and Francesca Sortino – both singers who really know how to groove! Farrington's raspy vocals have shown up on some other DejaVu titles that we totally love – and Sortino's breezy style reminds us of some of our favorite European vocalists from the 60s. Titles include a killer take on "What Is Wrong With Groovin" – plus "Sambatime", "My Favorite Things", "Save Your Money", "Day What A Day", "Part Of The Game", and "In The Name Of Love".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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