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.
Keith Tippett Group – Dedicated To You But You Weren’t Listening: Very rare original 1971 UK 7-track stereo LP on the large Vertigo ‘swirl’ label, with machine stamped 1Y/1/2Y/1 matrices in the run-outs. Includes Robert Wyatt on drums & comes housed in a Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve complete with the original die-cut swirl inner. The sleeve is Excellent with just some very minor signs of age wear on close inspection, with lovely vivid colours & spine. The vinyl has anincredible deep sheen & appears Near Mint both sides. Recommended £295
Allan Holdsworth – 10 Album Set: Essential 2008 Japanese fully remastered TEN CD set, comprising the outstanding albums, I.O.U., Road Games, Metal Fatigue, Atavachron, Sand, Secrets, Wardenclyffe Tower +3, Hard Hat Area, None Too Soon & The Sixteen Men Of Tain. Each CD is housed in mini-LP style single pocket or gatefold picture sleeves complete with obi-strips & Japanese booklets, all near mint in their original reseals. Frank Zappa lauded him “one of the most interesting guys on guitar on the planet” & Robben Ford once called him “the John Coltrane of the guitar” £250
Lester Young – Lester’s Here: Very rare 1956 US 12-track mono LP on the yellow deep groove Norgran ‘Trumpeter’ label, also featuring John Lewis, Gene Ramey, Connie Kay, Jo Jones, Jessie Drakes & Gildo Mahones, front pasted picture sleeve £195