JAZZ Vinyl & CDs at eil.com this week includes Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk, Blue Note, Jaco Pastorious, Art Pepper & More…

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 here.

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Original pressed jazz rarities…

JACKIE MCLEAN Tippin’ The Scales: Rare & deleted limited edition 1979 Japanese-only 6-track stereo LP, manufactured exclusively by King Records in the ‘World First Appearance’ series. Contains a previously unreleased session recorded with Sonny Clark, Butch Warren and Art Taylor in 1962. Comes in a pasted picture sleeve with Japanese insert and ‘Blue Note’ logo obi-strip. This copy is in immaculate condition, more info here

Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……

THELONIOUS MONK It’s Monk Time: 1964 UK 6-track Stereo vinyl LP on a rough textured orange label, produced by Teo Macero & starrring Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren & Ben Riley, back pasted laminate picture sleeve with notes by ‘The Jazz Priest’,Father Norman James O’Connor. More info here

Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all…

BLUE NOTE The Best Of Blue Note Records: 2009 Polish strictly limited edition set of 20 CD albums issued in conjunction with EMI Music Poland and ‘Biblioteka Polityka’ magazine to celebrate the 70th Aniversary of the label, comprising classic albums for Blue Note ranging from John Coltrane’s ‘Blue Train’ up to Dianne Reeves’ ‘I Remember’. All CDs remain sealed and are housed in the very rare promotional-only slipcase box which also remains sealed. More info here

High end audio CDs….

JACO PASTORIUS The 60th Anniversary Collection: 2011 Japanese promotional sample issue of the limited edition 6-CD box set, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release. Featuring the remastered five original albums ‘Word ofMouth’, ‘Twins I’, ‘Twins II’, ‘Invitation’ and ‘The Birthday Concert’ plus the bonus disc with unreleased tracks compiled by Peter Erskine. Also comes with a one-eighth scale miniature Jaco Pastorius model bass guitar which is manufacturedand authenticated by Fender USA plus a 72-page booklet with liner notes by Peter Erskine with unreleased photos and more, each album comes in a mini replica LP style gatefold card picture sleeve all housed in a 5½” x 5½” x 2½” promo stickered box, more info here

Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..

ART PEPPER The Art Pepper Quartet: 1958 US 7-track second issue black vinyl mono LP on the magenta Tampa label, also featuring Russ Freeman on piano, Ben Tucker on bass & Gary Frommer on Drums, front pasted picture sleeve. Recorded in a rare moment in the fifties when he was not in Jail, you can see even in these early sessions that whatever his personal problems, he projected soul whenever he played, as perfected in his mid seventies comeback albums after a long period in rehab, more info here
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