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.
Thelonious Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings: Super rare limited edition 1986 US 22-LP vinyl set, representing every recorded note from 1955-61 for Riverside, running chronologically & including exclusive previously-unheard recordings. A booklet provides ‘sessionography’ notes & helpful annotations by Monk’s producer during this era, Orrin Keepnew. Comes housed in a deluxe 12″ square slipcase box with fancy embossed titles & gold lettering, this is a tome of sheer genius. The packaging & the vinyl discs are Near Mint R-022).
Chris Barber – Echoes Of Ellington: Rare Limited Edition 1993 German audiophile 19-track 3-LP box set, pressed on 180gram Vinyl & half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, recorded in concert at the St. Ivo Centre inSt. Ives, Huntingdon on the 3rd of June, 1976, with technical information enclosed. Comes housed in a special 12″ title box which is hand numbered out of 3000 copies. This collector’s set is still in partial shrinkwrap & remains unopened & unplayed LELP116/7/8).
Charles Mingus – The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus Sessions: Limited Edition 1993 US mail order only 26-track Mosaic audiophile 4-LP box set, culled from Mingus’ sessions that resulted in the album masterpieces, Mingus Ah Um & Mingus Dynasty,with many songs restored to their unedited forms, including previously “lost” solos & many alternate takes. Comes housed in a beautifully presented textured monochrome 12″ box with front pasted picture cover & 16-page LP sized booklet, featuring stunning black & white session photographs & extensive liner notes, hand numbered out of 2500 & in stunning condition. The box shows very little of its age & all vinyl discs are near ‘as new’. Recommended).
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