Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at eil.com this week with a vast array of top jazz rare vinyl and CDs coming through the doors, here’s a few to whet your jazz whistle, see them all in our Jazz collectors store
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TUBBY HAYES QUARTET – Tubby’s Groove: Outstanding British Jazz 1960 first UK press 6-track deep groove mono LP on the Tempo label, recorded in Tubbs’ prime in December 1959 at Decca Studios & widely considered his greatest studio album. Also stars Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne & Phil Seamen & includes ‘Embers’ where Tubby plays the vibes, fully laminated flipback picture sleeve. £275
ZOOT SIMS – Solo For Zoot: 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. The sleeve shows a little laminate lift at the edges and a little corner scuffing but otherwise minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play. £275
CHARLES MINGUS – My Favorite Quintet: Limited edition 1966 US mail order only 7-track mono LP, recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre & starring ‘saxophonist of tomorrow’ Charles McPherson, Down Beat Poll-winner Dannie Richmond, Jaki Byard & Lonnie Hillyer. This rare edition was privately pressed by the Charles Mingus Enterprises & comes housed in a unique pasted & textured sleeve with ‘this album can be purchased only mail through the address below…’ print on the back. The sleeveis outstanding with no seam splits or writing & merely the very lightest evidence of its age, all text clear as daylight. The vinyl is super clean & Excellent with little suggestion of play. £150
ELLA FITZGERALD & DUKE ELLINGTON – Côte D’Azur Concerts: 1998 US EIGHT CD album box set which faithfully reproduces the fantastic Ellington & Ella concert recordings from July 1966 at France’s Cote d’Azur. Includes previously unreleased material such as an entire disc devoted to a fascinating Ellington orchestra rehearsal. These eight fine discs are spread across four double album jewel cases, each one tinted & custom embossed in a pop-art style, complete with an authorative 130-page spiral-bound booklet offering in depth analysis, interviews & discography, all packaged in a 6″ x 5.5″ & 2.5″ textured ‘peep hole’ slipcase box. £95
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