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…
Rare 1975 first Japanese issue 7-track double LP, pressed exclusively for the Japanese market at the time of release, recorded live at Shibuya Kohkaido, June 28th that year & housed in a stunning & unique gatefold sleevewith live photos inside, an eight-page ‘half size’ picture booklet with Japanese bio notes & the first edition ‘Live In Japan Series’ wide obi-strip, more info HERBIE HANCOCK Flood: here
Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……
Limited Edition 2000 US 95-track Mosaic audiophile 6-CD box set, collecting many fine tracks, namely all of Hodges’ small-group sessions recorded for Verve between 1956 & 1961 (excepting some selections whose masters were lost), with a number of sidemen on loan from Ellington. Comes complete with a numbered twenty page illustrated booklet featuring stunning black & white session photographs including portraits & pictures with extensive notes on the tracks & a complete session discography, all housed in a beautiful textured outer black box with front pasted picture cover. Each CD comes with an individual credits & track listed picture sleeve booklet, all mounted in a robust plastic backing tray – A wonderful item that remains in Excellent condition with little sign of wear or play, more info JOHNNY HODGES The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-61: here
Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all…..
1986 French Direct Metal Mastered stereo issue of the 1957 US 6-track LP, featuring Rollins at his absolute peak in a double live premiere of Sonny as leader of his own combo for the first time, with either Wilbur Ware or Donald Bailey on bass & Elvin Jones or Pete La Roca drums, picture sleeve with Blue Note Story inner. More info SONNY ROLLINS A Night At The Village Vanguard: here
High end audio CDs….
Rare 2006 US promotional iissue of the limited edition 4-track DCC 24kt GOLD Audiophile CD, the disc is clearly printed ‘Promotional Use Only’ around the clear centre rim,with booklet including the complete original artwork, more info MILES DAVIS ALLSTARS Quintet / Sextet: here
Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..
Rare Japanese Apple label 5-track stereo LP pressed on RED VINYL by Toshiba Musical Industries, housed in a colour pasted gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese text biography insert. The sleeve has just a little minor corner scuffing and, with the labels free from spindle wear, the vinyl is in near mint condition. A top copy of this rarity, more info MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Space: here