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.
John Surman – How Many Clouds Can You See?: Rip-Roaring British Jazz 1970 UK first press 5-track stereo LP with matrices ending ‘1W’, the highly admired second album by English saxophonist John Surman, also starring Harry Beckett, Alan Skidmore,Barre Phillips & Tony Oxley & released on the collectable Deram label. The front laminated picture sleeve has the stereo/mono indicator hole on the back & comes complete with the original blue-for-stereo inner. The sleeve is Excellent with just alittle light edge & ring wear. The vinyl grades VG+ with a number of light paper hairline scuffs & spindle marks which have little to no effect on play.
Art Pepper – Meets The Rhythm Section: Classic 1957 first UK issue 9-track mono LP where Art ‘borrows’ the incredible rhythm section of Miles Davis – At the time, even Miles said; ‘I have the best rhythm section in the world’ – Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass & Philly Joe Jones on drums. This is an advance issue with rough textured lime green stock labels & a ‘Sample Copy – Not For Sale’ stamp on the Side 2 label for review before release. This copy originates from the private collection of a former staff member for Dobells record shop in Charing Cross. The laminated flipback picture sleeve shows just a little corner creasing & scuffing with all text clear & the colours look rich & vivid. The heavyweight vinyl is clean & grades Excellent with minimal signs of play.
Harold McNair – Harold McNair: Very rare pair of one-sided <b>Test Pressings</b> for the 1972 UK 7-track LP, including the fabulous live epic, the 12:45 ‘Spacecraft’ & featuring the talents of Spike Heatley, Tony Carr & Bill Le Sage. Also includes the beautiful Indecision & the classic jazz dancer ‘The Hipster’. We had a quick play test of this tune & boy does it sound good, the best quality you will find! The labels are plain white & annotated with the artist, catalogue detail & song titles. The dead wax run-off areas of the discs are machine stamped with the catalogue number & A1/B1 matrices, & the record comes complete with the retail picture sleeve & engineer stamped plain white inners. Both vinyl discs are stunning Near Mint
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