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…
(Original 1960 French 7-track deep groove mono LP on a white Atlantic label with black text, plum & red rim & ‘bullseye’ circle in the middle. This is the way Giant Steps was released to our French cousins, thealbum being one of the greatest musical achievements in American jazz. Includes the jaw-dropping rollercoaster ride of the title track & Countdown, plus the beautiful, mature ballad Naima, written by Trane for his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs, unique front laminated flipback picture sleeve. More info JOHN COLTRANE Le Geant Du Tenor here
Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……
(Scarce 1979 Japanese-only Master Sound direct disk 7-track audiophile vinyl LP featuring Herbie up close and personal on solo acoustic piano. Housed in a heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese text insert,original Japanese Master Sound catalogue and wide silver ‘Direct Disk’ obi-strip, more info HERBIE HANCOCK The Piano here
Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all…..
COUNT BASIE Basie At Birdland (1981 French stereo issue of the 1961 9-track vinyl LP, featuring George Cohn, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Thad Jones, Frank Wess & many more on this glorious set captured one evening at the Birdland in New York, featuring two versions of One O’Clock Jump plus vocals by Jon Hendricks on Whirly Bird, glossy picture sleeve, more info here
High end audio CDs….
(2011 Spanish 14-track CD album, including all the tracks from the albums New Groove and Barefoot Adventure 24-BIT digitally remastered, picture sleeve booklet with extensive notes and photographs, more info BUD SHANK QUINTET and SEXTET New Groove / Barefoot Adventure here
Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..
(1962 UK 4-track STEREO LP recorded live at Ronnie Scotts in London, also featuring Stan Tracy on Piano, Kenny Napper on Bass & Jackie Dougan on Drums, ‘Full Stereo’ stickered front laminated pasted picture sleeve. More info ZOOT SIMS Solo For Zoot here
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