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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Original pressed jazz rarities…
Scarce 1983 Japanese-only 22-track 2-LP vinyl set of recordings from 1953 including alternate takes of Long Ago And Far Away, Russ Job, Happy Little Sunbeam & The Thrill Is Gone. Each part is housed in its respective picture sleeve complete with Japanese insert & obi-strip – all in near as new condition, more info CHET BAKER Cool Baker Volumes 1 & 2: here
Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……
1984 UK digitally remastered issue of the classic 1955 16-track mono LP, housed in a picture sleeve reproducing the original album’s artwork with updated notes from Alan Dell. More info FRANK SINATRA In The Wee Small Hours: here
Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all……
1977 US repackaging of the Freeform Spiritual Jazz 1972 3-track LP, originally a private press release & highly rated by collectors of the avant-garde, recorded by rare-groove man, Oliver Sain. Personnel: Julius Hemphill (alto sax, flute), Baikida E. J. Carroll (trumpet), Abdul Wadud (cello) & Philip Wilson (drums). More info JULIUS HEMPHILL Dogon A.D. here
High end audio CDs….
1991 Japanese CD box set, containing a facsimile of the 1964 book ‘Ode To A High Flying Bird’ about Charlie Parker, written & illustrated by Charlie Watts, a musical interpretation of the book featuring seven tracks on CD & a 12″ x 9½” sepia toned picture of Mr. Parker, all near ‘as new’ & housed in a UK manufactured 12″ picture box with Japanese 8-page booklet & picture obi-strip, more info CHARLIE WATTS From One Charlie: here
Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..
Jazz-tastic 1959 US promotional 6-track deep groove mono vinyl LP, recorded at Tom Nola’s penthouse one Saturday afternoon in December that year with Al Cohn, Harry Edison, Hank Jones, guitarist Freddie Green, Eddie Jones & Charlie Persip. More info ZOOT SIMS – BOB BROOKMEYER OCTET Stretching Out: here