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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.
A fantastic set from the Zimbo Trio – one that has them backed by a larger instrumental group – one that's never too brassy or stringy at all – and which really just adds an extra zing to the sound of their bossa piano grooves! The album's got a totally grooving version of Ivan ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best by the Zimbo Trio! The record features the group's core bossa sound, backed by a set of larger arrangements that help them go to town nicely on more modern MPB material – like Gilberto Gil's "Domingo No Parque", Chico Buarque's "Januaria" and "Roda ... LP, Vinyl record album
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual compilation of Brazilian and American tunes – done as a promo disco for radio! Titles include "All Together Now" by The Beatles, "Trains & Boats & Planes" by The Box Tops, "Cancao Da Volta" by Doris Monteiro, and "Adoro" by Altemar ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wickedly wonderful album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded in LA in the mid 60s, and a perfect meeting of styles that makes for one of his most compelling albums of the 60s! Jobim sings and plays over pillowy-soft arrangements by Claus Ogerman – lightly dancing numbers that weave ... LP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vinicius De Moraes with Toquinho & Marilia Medalha
One of the greatest 70s collaborations between Vinicius De Moraes and Toquinho – and a record that's made even nicer by vocals from co-composer Marilia Medalha! Arrangements here are full and lofty – still driven with some of the lighter bossa rhythms of the pair's other albums, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums we've ever heard by this soulful Brazilian singer – with modern arrangements that mix together sparkling jazzy backings and slight bits of rootsy percussion. Rogerio Duprat and Portinho arranged the album together – and Jair's vocals are in tremendous shape ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more unusual 70s albums from Gilberto Gil – a record that has him alternating tracks with Germano Mathias – in a mix of older samba and choro modes! Titles include "Minha Nega Na Janela", "Samba Rubro Negro", "A Situacao Do Escurinho", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great Horace Silver album – and one of the rarest! The record features some top-line material that virtually defines Silver's post-Jazz Messengers sound – tracks that come out with a hard and heavy groove, yet which also have a lightness in the mix too – a sense of play and ... LP, Vinyl record album