Title: MONK THELONIOUS QUARTET misterioso
Grading: riverside blue-silver mike + reel deep groove microgroove label (large ring – „bill grauer productions“ without inc.) rlp 12-279/58/US/NM-
Info: us mono pressing ca. 1958 (rec. august, 1958 at the five spot cafe, nyc) in stunning condition! back cover reads „bill grauer productions inc. 553 west 51st street new york 19, n.y.“, feat. johnny griffin, ahmed abdul malik, roy haynes
Cover: the front laminated cover is near mint minus with minimal wear of top corners and minimal shelfwear front and back, tiny stains back bottom center
Vinyl: near mint minus with slight hairlines, labels with minimal spindlewear. plays with minimal background noise between tracks and minimal occ. crackling noises in quiet passages (neglectable) and there is a very slight hum which is slightly audible at the very beginning and very end of both sides and partly between tracks (otherwise it is completely blocked out by the music), which most likely is recording related and not annoying to me at all. fantastic mono sound makes this lp a real listening pleasure and is as perfect a copy as possible after more than 60 years (needless to say that i never came across a nicer copy…)!