I will be listing some rare jazz and blues records from single collection over the next few weeks. Look out for my other listings of vintage Blue Note, Riverside, Contemporary, Pacific Jazz, Prestige, Savoy, Verve, Impulse, etc.
Sun Ra and his Arkestra Super Sonic Jazz (Saturn H7OP-0216)
Holy grail! Original super-rare 1st deep-groove pressing, one of about 500 total pressed! Once in a lifetime chance to grab this in any condition, and this one is in GREAT shape! If you've been searching, don't sleep on this one.
Super-Sonic Jazz was the very first full-length album by the legendary and one-of-a-kind band-leader Sun Ra , recorded in 1956 at RCA Studios, Chicago on his own fledgeling Saturn label. Super-Sonic Jazz was was one of only three albums by Sun Ra to have been available in the 1950s.
The music is characteristically forward looking to the future, but with a distinct foot in the past with big-band arrangements somewhat indebted to Duke Ellington, until things get weird...
The music is a blast and a joy to listen to, and the fidelity is clear, loud and strong. The album plays at EX level for over 90% of the duration, with a couple of in the distant background. Vinyl looks like it was barely played. Incredible!
Record grade: VG+ Awesome, super clean copy! Looks shiny and new. Almost EX but for a couple of very light and brief scratches, pictured.
Cover notes: Solid and straight heavyweight album jacket, with super clean front and back covers and solid and tight spine. Top and bottom seams have split about half way from opening.
Shipping: Free USPS Priority Mail shipping, and insurance included.
M (Mint): This record will be unplayed, and typically unopened unless otherwise noted.
NM (Near Mint): This record will have little to no signs of handling or play.
EXC (Excellent): This record will have very few visual imperfections that will have little to no affect on sound.
VG+ (Very Good plus): This r ecord will have few visual imperfections with minor affect on sound .
VG (Very Good) : The record will have visual imperfections resulting in light surface noise and/or background noise.
VG- ( Very Good minus) : The record will have will have numero us visual imperfections resulting in surface noise and/or background noise.
G (Good): The record will have heavy wear, with very apparent surface and background noise. A plus or minus may be given, if notable.
No grade is provided. Refer to notes and photos for details.
Free USPS Priority Mail shipping, and insurance included.
All records will be shipped in a sturdy, reinforced cardboard box mailer, with record and cover protected in plastic sleeve.
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For additional records, $1.00 will be added to initial shipping cost.