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…
Very rare 1956 12-track ‘deep groove’ mono LP, also featuring Jack Montrose, Bob Gordon, Monty Budwig, Shelley Manne, Stu Williamson, Hampton Hawes & Red Mitchell, pasted picture sleeve. More info LENNIE NIEHAUS Vol. 1: ‘The Quintets’: here
Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……
2006 Japanese limited edition issue of the super limited 1964 8-track mono LP pressed on 200gram vinyl, replicating the original Vocalion label design, laminated flipback sleeve and album notes down to a tee. You can always rely on attention to detail with the Japanese and this is a beautifully remastered edition at a fraction of the cost of an original. The sound quality is glorious and worth it alone for the opening title track, which is an absolute knockout! Complete with Japanese text insert and obi-strip. Now scarce and in demand itself, both sleeve and vinyl are in near mint condition ***Limited to 800 copies only*** More info PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick: here
Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all….. 1970s US issue of the 1956 7-track mono LP. This is an stone cold Hard Bop belter of a record, & the last one by the Brown-Roach Quintet [Clifford died in a car accident the year of release], in fact the only one to feature the great Sonny Rollins on Tenor. This marvellous group is completed by pianist Richie Powell & bassist George Morrow, picture sleeve. This copy is still sealed in its original shrink wrap and is therefore in MINT condition. More info CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH At Basin Street: here
High end audio CDs…. Limited Edition 2016 Japanese exclusive 20-track DSD [Direct Stream Digital] mastered CD, drawn from the BBC archives & recorded in the summer of ’65 at Kensington Studios, London with Gordon Beck, Jeff Clyne &Johnny Butts, unique mini-LP style pasted picture sleeve with Japanese insert & obi-strip, more info TUBBY HAYES Interlude For Music: here
Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..
Very Rare Female Vocal Jazz 1962 US first press 12-track mono vinyl LP on the Blue Note ‘New York USA’ address label, with ‘Van Gelder’ machine stamped in the run-outs as well as the all important ‘ear’ etching both sides. One of the best albums of its kind, Sheila’s cool-toned debut will blow you away, & includes backing from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass & Denzil Best on drums, pasted laminate picture sleeve with catalogue inner. More info SHEILA JORDAN Portrait Of Sheila: here
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