Sun Ra – The Magic City– NM Avant-Garde-Hard Bop Jazz Vinyl LP

$31.00 USD
October 12, 2019 - 08:44:18 PM GMT (8 months ago)
Sun Ra has to be one of the most intriguing jazz musicians ever. His unusual persona, starting with his assertion that he was not of this world, resulted in people perceiving his behavior as, at least, bizarre. But he, with his Solar Arkestra and later his Intergalactic Arkestra, produced some of the most creative free jazz music this world has ever heard. He recorded well over 100 albums, and each was unique, unusual and powerful. This was one of his early albums, and it is one of my favorites with both free jazz and bebop influences. It’s truly beautiful with spectacular performance from each member of the Arkestra. This album was released on ABC Impulse! in 1973, number AS 9243. This is a reissue of the album originally released on Saturn Research in 1966. The vinyl is in pristine condition with its bright original luster and no scratches or scuffs. It plays with virtually no background noise. The vinyl grades NM. The gatefold album cover shows no ring wear and no corner or edge wear. All seams are clean, sharp, tight, and intact. There is a bullet hole near the lower right corner. The cover grades VG+. Track List: The Magic City The Shadow World Abstract Eye Abstract “I” Grading Information I always clean and then listen to every record I list on eBay. I do this to make sure I can give as accurate a description of each record as possible. I will do both a visual check and an audio check. I absolutely attempt to give as objective a grading as I can. I don’t ever want you to be disappointed in the quality of the album you receive. My promise is that I will never put up for auction any album that I would not be proud to play for others on my own turntable. I use four grades in my grading: NM, VG+, VG, and G. The only exception is a sealed album which is presumed to have vinyl in mint condition. My NM grading means that the vinyl looks and plays as though it is the first time out of the sleeve. The VG+ rating is used on any album that plays great but has one or two small defects. It may have a pop here and there or some occasional background static. On a VG album you can expect that, typically, this album will play great, but you’ll see more defects on this than your VG+ rated album. Most often the VG rated album may even play well enough to be graded VG+, but the color or blemishes drop the grading. Likewise, you may occasionally find an album that looks almost NM but the sound quality just isn’t there. That’s why I play every album first, because this does happen. In this case the vinyl will be graded VG. Very occasionally I will list an album with a grade of G. This is one where I consider the collectible value of the album to be great enough that the copy being presented is worth having as a filler copy. Shipping Information – Combined Shipping Shipping is $4.00 in the continental U.S. In addition, I will happily combine records from multiple auctions to reduce total shipping cost. In fact, I welcome it! Shipping will be $4.00 in the U.S regardless of the number of auctions won in any 5-day period. Canada shipping is calculated based on weight using US Postal Service rates. Combined shipping is also welcomed here and does result in significant per-album cost savings. Canada shipping rates have gone up dramatically. The first album will be shipped for $16. Additional albums will be shipped for $5 per album, with up to five albums able to be shipped before we need to use International Priority shipping. At that point we will work together on final determination of shipping cost. The Canada cost determination also applies for all other International shipping, except that the first album is shipped for $23 and each subsequent is just an additional $6.00. All albums will be shipped in specially designed album hard cardboard mailers with a cardboard insert to prevent damage upon opening. The vinyl is removed from the cover and presented in a new poly sleeve. I am committed to one day turnaround on shipments. If I receive payment before 7:00 AM Central Time I will package and ship that same day. Payment by PayPal is preferred. Thank you for looking and please contact me with any questions.
October 05, 2019 - 08:44:18 PM GMT (8 months ago)
33 RPM


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