JAZZ Vinyl & CDs at eil.com this week includes John Coltrane, Canonball Adderley, Art Pepper, Hank Mobley Tenor Conclave & more

Some top jazz rare vinyl and CDs coming through the doors at eil Towers this week, here’s a few to whet your jazz whistle, see them all here

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JOHN COLTRANE Golden Album: Limited Edition 1967 Japanese-only 4-track stereo LP compilation, housed in a unique silk laminated gatefold sleeve with obi-strip. The cover shows very little of its age (a spot of mild foxing inside & a tiny 1cm split in the obi] & the vinyl is near mint. This collector’s edition comes complete with a one-sided promotional blue 7″ flexi-disc (P-91) with custom ‘Not For Sale’ label print. The flexi-disc contains an interview recorded onJuly 18, 1966 at Tokyo Prince Hotel for TBS Television Inc, & is housed in a unique flipback picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & flexi appear near mint, more info here
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CANNONBALL ADDERLEY This Here: 1983 Japanese-only 5-track vinyl LP of rarities recorded in concert at Kosei-Nenkin and Sankei Hall, Tokyo in July 1963, and at the Jazz Workshop, San Francisco in September ’62, unique picture sleeve with Japanese insert & obi-strip. The back of the sleeve has just a small area of foxing and the vinyl is in near mint condition, more info here
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ART PEPPER Live At The Village Vanguard: Fantastic 1980 Japanese 11-track deluxe triple vinyl LP box set recorded live in New York in July 1977, featuring George Cables on piano, George Mraz on bass and Elvin Jones drums, housed in a 12″ square picture box complete with illustrated 8-page booklet & wide obi-strip. Despite a little foxing on the inside of the box, all contents remain in near mint condition, more info here
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HANK MOBLEY / AL COHN / ZOOT SIMS / JOHN COLTRANE Tenor Conclave: Extremely rare 1957 first US issue 4-track deep groove mono vinyl LP, on a black & yellow Prestige label with ‘W. 50th St. NYC’ address & ‘RVG’ [Rudy Van Gelder] engraved in the run-outs. Although the music has subsequently been reissued in each artist’s back catalogue, this was the original “leaderless” Prestige All-Stars date, credited to just ‘Four Tenor Saxes’, & is without doubt the best sounding edition that moneycan buy. Backing is supplied by Red Garland on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass & Art Taylor on Drums, pasted picture sleeve, more info here
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CHICK COREA QUARTET Time Ward: 1995 US Record Club issue 11-track CD album, featuring Bob Berg, John Patitucci and Gary Novak, fold-out picture sleeve with the non-barcoded back inlay printed with ‘Mfd. for BMG Direct Marketing’ on the reverse & the disc, more info here
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HANK MOBLEY / AL COHN / ZOOT SIMS / JOHN COLTRANE Tenor Conclave: Extremely rare 1957 first US issue 4-track deep groove mono vinyl LP, on a black & yellow Prestige label with ‘W. 50th St. NYC’ address & ‘RVG’ [Rudy Van Gelder] engraved in the run-outs. Although the music has subsequently been reissued in each artist’s back catalogue, this was the original “leaderless” Prestige All-Stars date, credited to just ‘Four Tenor Saxes’, & is without doubt the best sounding edition that moneycan buy. Backing is supplied by Red Garland on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass & Art Taylor on Drums, pasted picture sleeve, more info here
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CHARLIE WATTS From One Charlie: 1991 UK limited edition box set produced as a tribute to Charlie Parker. This set includes a book ‘Ode To A High Flying Bird’ written & drawn by Charlie Watts plus a 10″ vinyl LP and a 12″ x 9½” picture of Charlie Parker playing his saxophone. All housed in a deluxe 12″ x 12″ square picture box. The vinyl has two notable hairline marks on side 2; the cover of the book has shows some foxing, but the inner pages are not affected; the box itself looks near as new, more info here

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