The record should play okay, though probably with surface noise. We've often found that records which are clearly unplayed will have a slight amount of surface noise, especially in quieter recordings. In the 17 years since Calvin Keys issued his last date on Black Jazz -- among the hippest of underground groove jazz labels -- much of the scene has changed. Near Mint Dusty Groove does not use the grades of Near Mint or Mint, for that matter because in our experience, we find that no records ever qualify for such a high grade. This is simply as good as it gets in the groove jazz arena: full of soul, soul, and yes, more soul.
For these records, we will describe the extent of the condition in the comments. Fair This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above. You may try to continue using the Dusty Groove website, and if you have any trouble placing your order online we suggest you make a list of the items you wish to buy order by phone at Monday through Friday, 10am—4pm, Central Time. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. It's not hard to remember when recordings like this were denigrated for their accessibility; it's about time that someone celebrated them for the same reason. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Legendary guitarist Calvin Keys returns to the fray with a retro-road trip worth taking in Detours Into Unconscious Rhythms.
When he went back to do session and live work with Ray Charles and Ahmad Jamal, the groove was hiding somewhere in basement clubs in England and dressing itself up with electronica references. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail. It's not hard to remember when recordings like this were denigrated for their accessibility; it's about time that someone celebrated them for the same reason. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play. Depending on the quality of the vinyl, may play with surface noise throughout. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks. .
Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic, with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips. Additionally, all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. This is simply as good as it gets in the groove jazz arena: full of soul, soul, and yes, more soul. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail. When he went back to do session and live work with and , the groove was hiding somewhere in basement clubs in England and dressing itself up with electronica references.
An example might be a recording with surface noise so heavy that it is equal to the volume of the music. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws. Used Vinyl Grades Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. A veteran known for work with Ray Charles and Ahmad Jamal, among others, Keys enlists the help of a hardworking core of San Francisco musicians in recreating a heavy-funk vibe that will take some listeners back. The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single: Sealed This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. In the 17 years since issued his last date on Black Jazz -- among the hippest of underground groove jazz labels -- much of the scene has changed.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. . . .
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