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MILES DAVIS with CHARLES MINGUS, MAX ROACH, HORACE SILVER AND
ART BLAKEY - BLUE HAZE - VERY-RARE
1956 PRESTIGE RECORDS MONO LP 7054
GENUINE U.S. PRESSING
VERY EARLY PRESSING CIRCA 1957/58 ON YELLOW AND BLACK 'PRESTIGE' RECORDS LABEL WITH ‘FIREWORKS’
MOTIF AND BERGENFIELD, NJ ADDRESS ON
DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
The record has a ►Rudy
Van Gelder’s name or his initials
(RVG) clearly stamped or hand-etched in the trail-off vinyl (dead wax)
THIS IS NOT AN IMPORT, RECORD CLUB RELEASE OR A
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
ORIGINAL LAMINATED COVER
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
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This set features trumpeter
Miles Davis with three different pickup recording groups that are full of fellow
all-stars. "Tune-Up," "Miles Ahead," "When Lights Are
Low" (which uses slightly different chord changes than its composer Benny
Carter originally intended), and "Smooch" find Davis joined by
pianist John Lewis (Charles Mingus plays piano on "Smooch"), bassist
Percy Heath, and drummer Max Roach. With pianist Horace Silver, bassist Heath,
and drummer Art Blakey offering solid accompaniment, Davis introduces
"Four" and performs "Old Devil Moon" and "Blue
Haze." Finally, with altoist Dave Schildkraut, Silver, Heath, and drummer
Kenny Clarke, Miles jams through "I'll Remember April." Although not
as essential as the trumpeter's classic Quintet records of 1955-1956, several of the performances (most notably "Tune-Up"
and "Four") are quite memorable, and the straight-ahead playing is of
consistently high quality.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY SCOTT YANOW, ALL MUSIC
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS (WEAK) NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs - are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible, and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about
1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with
very early or first pressings).
The record has a ►Rudy
Van Gelder name, or his initials
(RVG) stamped or hand-etched in the trail-off vinyl (dead wax). On SOME Jazz labels (Blue Note, Savoy, Regent,
Prestige, Impulse, Verve…) this stamp signifies highly professional masterings
either done by - or personally authorized
by - the legendary engineer himself.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far
more preferable to its FAKE
("electronically rechannelled") stereo counterpart. We estimate that
FAKE stereo copies of this album outnumber monos by a ratio of at least 5:1.
True Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
COVER (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, LAMINATED, GLOSSY COVER):
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT
EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD+++.
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has JUST A HINT of ring wear (nothing significant); On
the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2.
Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on back side,
apparently from aging.
Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered
sections, which closely follow the contour of the record), probably caused by friction or by rubbing
against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance
to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be
possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No wrinkles or creases
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No glue traces or wax residue.
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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