From its inception in New Orleans around the early 20th century, jazz has been considered one of the most important forms of musical expression. It was seen as ‘America’s classical music’, and has transitioned from the early brass era, through swing and cool jazz, to modal greats and jazz-rock fusion. The spirit of jazz can be heard today in almost every form of music hip hop to metal and will continue to do so until the end of time.
MILES DAVIS Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition (2008 UK limited edition 4 FORMAT boxset which gathers the entire panoramic sweep of the album’s history – past, present and future – onto 2 CDs [running time over two hours]; a newly-produced black & white documentary Region 0 NTSC DVD [55 minutes]; and for the first time in the history of Legacy Recordings, the original 12″ LP pressed on 180gram Blue Vinyl. This marvellous package comes housed in an expansive & lavishly-designed, super-deluxe 12″ slipcase box complete with a full-size 12″ square 60-page perfect-bound book of critical essays, annotations, discographic data, timeline, and copious photography as well as an envelope chockful of memorabilia & an enormous 22″ x 33″ fold-out poster of Miles. Although not sealed, this example remains in a really nice, near as new condition).
THE STAN TRACEY QUARTET Free An’ One (Rare 1970 UK 5-track stereo LP in the Lansdowne Series on the one EMI box logo Columbia label, also starring Peter King [alto sax], Dave Green [bass] & Bryan Spring [drums], front laminated flipback picture sleeve with album notes written by the late Humphrey Lyttleton & company catalogue inner. The sleeve [EX] has some very minor ring wear, with secure flipbacks & all text legible including along the spine. The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & remains in Excellent condition with very little evidence of play. Highly recommended Brit-Jazz! SCX6385).
LUCY ANN POLK Sings With The Dave Pell Octet Songs By Jimmy Van Heusen (Very Rare Vocal Jazz 1954 UK 8-track 10″ LP, on the maroon & gold London label, housed in a non-laminated scalloped flipback picture sleeve. The delicate sleeve has lovelyclean panels & grades VG+ with only a little faint scuffing & a light patch of tape residue in the top left corner. The vinyl still shines & grades EX/EX- with the odd faint paper hairline scuff to show play H-APB1028).
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