Sonny Rollins – A Night At The "Village Vanguard" 1957 LP BLUE NOTE JAZZ LEGEND

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(Visually Graded)
Vinyl looks Near Mint and sleeve looks VG+. See pics and info for details.

** Rare, Hard-To-Find **

Sonny Rollins
– A Night At The "Village Vanguard"

Label:    Blue Note – BLP 1581
Format:    12", 33rpm, Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country:    US
Released:    Dec 1957
Genre:    Jazz
Style:    Hard Bop, Bop


A1        Old Devil Moon
A2        Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
A3        Striver's Row
B1        Sonnymoon For Two
B2        A Night In Tunisia
B3        I Can't Get Started


    Record Company – Blue Note Records
    Recorded At – Village Vanguard
    Pressed By – Plastylite

    Bass – Donald Bailey  (tracks: B2), Wilbur Ware (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)
    Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
    Drums – Elvin Jones (tracks: A1 to B1, B3), Pete La Roca (tracks: B2)
    Lacquer Cut By – RVG*
    Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
    Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
    Producer – Alfred Lion
    Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
    Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins

Recorded live on November 3, 1957.

This label has been used from december 1957 up to the end 1959.

The 1st original mono issue has:
- deep grooved blue/white Blue Note Records labels with 47 West 63rd - NYC address
- No ® under the 'E' of Blue Note
- RVG stamped and "P" (otherwise wrongly called "ear") for Plastylite etched in the trail off
- front laminated cover with no address on back and blank spine

    Matrix / Runout (An "Ear" etched): RVG BN-LP-1581-A
    Matrix / Runout (An "Ear" etched): RVG BN-LP-1581-B
    Matrix / Runout (Side A Matrix): BN 1581-A
    Matrix / Runout (Side B Matrix): BN 1581-B

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The vinyl is almost flawless, bright and shiny. A very light minor, barely visible mark or two may be permitted. The disc should play with no audible noise. The label is bright, clean and unmarked. Sleeve looks almost Mint.
(VERY GOOD ++/ Excellent)
Disc plays near perfectly, but may have minor, light scuffs that do not interfere with the sound quality. There can possibly be a light hairline scratch or two but nothing that is obvious or affects play. Vinyl is bright and shiny; label is clean and unmarked. Sleeve is Excellent.
Some visible surface wear, very minor scratches and scuffs, but minimal impact on the sound quality. Vinyl will still have good luster; labels may have minor imperfections (small labels or initials, etc.) but otherwise clean. Sleeve may have some shelf wear, or minor writing, no seem splits.
Vinyl will have noticeable scratches and scuffs that cause surface noise There should be no skips. Vinyl may appear somewhat dull and grayish. Labels may have small tears, tape marks, larger writing, etc. but still easily legible.  Sleeve may have moderate wear or writing, tape, price tags etc, seem splits. May have promo corner, hole or notch in sleeve.