Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at eil Towers with some top jazz rare vinyl and CDs coming through the doors over the past week, here’s a few to whet your jazz whistle, see them all
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Classic jazz, audiophile pressings…..
JOHN COLTRANE A Love Supreme: 1976 Japanese issue of the classic 1964 stereo 4-track vinyl LP on a green ABC Impulse ‘target’ label, manufactured by Nippon Columbia. The pasted heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve has a glossy finish both frontand back and is complete with its Japanese insert and picture obi-strip with original ‘Seal Of Approval’ shaped sticker attached. More info here
JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET Plays: 1973 Japanese red bordered black Impulse label 4-track stereo vinyl LP, featuring McCoy Tyner on Piano, Jimmy Garrison or Art Davis on Bass & Elvin Jones on Drums, recorded in 1965. Gatefold picture sleeve completewith Japanese insert & obi-strip. More info here
Audiophile jazz CDs….
PAUL DESMOND Pure Desmond: Long out of print US 10-track Collector’s Edition 24-karat Gold ‘Master Sound’ series 20-bit digital SBM remastered CD album, complete with picture sleeve and within a die-cut textured gold embossed picture slipcase, more info here
Super rare, vintage original pressed vinyl….
TUBBY HAYES QUARTET Tubby’s Groove: Very rare & desirable British Jazz 1960 first UK press 6-track deep groove mono LP on the legendary Tempo label, recorded in Tubbs’ prime in December 1959 at Decca Studios & widely considered his greatest studio album. Also stars Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne & Phil Seamen & includes ‘Embers’ where Tubby plays the vibes, fully laminated flipback picture sleeve. More info here
CHARLES MINGUS My Favorite Quintet: Limited edition 1966 US mail order only 7-track mono LP, recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre & starring ‘saxophonist of tomorrow’ Charles McPherson, Down Beat Poll-winner Dannie Richmond, Jaki Byard & Lonnie Hillyer. This rare edition was privately pressed by the Charles Mingus Enterprises & comes housed in a unique pasted & textured sleeve with ‘this album can be purchased only mail through the address below…’ print on the back. More info here