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.
Lennie Niehaus – Vol. 1: ‘The Quintets’: 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. The sleeve shows just a littlelight shelfwear with minor corner creasing & the vinyl remains excellent with few signs of play – A gem!
Thelonious Monk – More Genius Of Thelonious Monk: 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 the eighties. 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
John Coltrane – Golden Album: Limited Edition 1967 Japanese-only 4-track stereo LP compilation, housed in a unique silk laminated gatefold sleeve with obi-strip. The cover shows very little of its age (a spot of mild foxing inside & a tiny 1cm split in the obi] & the vinyl is near mint. This collector’s edition comes complete with a one-sided promotional blue 7″ flexi-disc (P-91) with custom ‘Not For Sale’ label print. The flexi-disc contains an interview recorded onJuly 18, 1966 at Tokyo Prince Hotel for TBS Television Inc, & is housed in a unique flipback picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & flexi appear near mint.
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