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 limited edition 1985 Japanese-only 12-track mono vinyl LP compilation, part of the ‘The Other Side Of BLP 1500’ series of Blue Note rarities and re-releases issued by Toshiba EMI, Japan in theeighties. Contains ‘Alternate Masters’ of Monk’s legendary first recorded session for the label in 1947 plus two takes of ‘Sixteen’ from 1952. Unique titled picture sleeve with Japanese/catalogue booklet and series obi – all MINT, more info THELONIOUS MONK More Genius Of Thelonious Monk here
Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……
(2009 US Universal Music ‘Special Markets’ limited ‘The Impulse!’ reissue 7-track double 45rpm LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Virgin Vinyl mastered by AcousTech from the original analog master tapes, originally released in 1963 featuring a collaboration with arranger/orchestrator Bob Hammer to score the music for a large ensemble of brass and saxophones, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with an Analogue Productions individually numbered sticker on the reverse, more info CHARLES MINGUS Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus here
Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all…..
2002 UK 13-track CD album featuring a collection of some of his best loved recordings, housed in a sealed jewel case with picture booklet inlay and biography notes printed on the back, more info CHET BAKER The Definitive Chet Baker: here
High end audio CDs…. (1999 US 5-track digitally remastered SACD [Super Audio CD] – playable only on SACD players. Recorded live at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco in 1980. Issued in ajewel case with picture sleeve booklet containing liner notes by Bill Milkowski and new performance photographs, plus outer picture slipcase, more info JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, AL DIMEOLA & PACO DE LUCIA Friday Night In San Francisco here
Ultimate Jazz, rare originals….. (1957 first US issue 4-track deep groove mono vinyl LP, on a black & yellow Prestige label with ‘W. 50th St. NYC’ address & ‘RVG’ [Rudy Van Gelder] engraved in the run-outs. Although the music has subsequently been reissued in each artist’s back catalogue, this was the original “leaderless” Prestige All-Stars date, credited to just ‘Four Tenor Saxes’, & is without doubt the best sounding edition money can buy. Backing issupplied by Red Garland on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass & Art Taylor on Drums, pasted picture sleeve. More info HANK MOBLEY / AL COHN / ZOOT SIMS / JOHN COLTRANE Tenor Conclave here
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