JAZZ Vinyl & CDs at eil.com this week includes Earl Klugh, Larry Young, Eric Dolphy and more

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.

We see a lot of rare and collectable jazz records here at eil.com, and below are some of the highlights currently now in stock. You can also browse our full catalogue in our jazz collectors store.

Earl Klugh Finger Paintings - UHQR Box box set US EAQBXFI427140

EARL KLUGH Finger Paintings (Extremely rare 1982 US 9-track limited edition UHQR Audiophile 12″ box set containing a Japanese pressed 180gm High Definition Super Vinyl LP of the 1977 album, presented in a unique individually numbered picture sleeve, plus a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by the President of MFSL & fold-out Technical Specifications Manual. The outer box has just a few minor storage marks, the inner sleeve has a 2″ split on the bottom seam due to the weight of the vinyl with the edges otherwise sharp, whilst the vinyl has just a few light scuffs on This Time and no sign of spindle wear. Quite possibly the ultimate way to experience this album MFQR1-025)


Larry Young Into Something vinyl LP album (LP record) US OG8LPIN698796

LARRY YOUNG Into Something (Very rare 1964 US 5-track mono deep groove LP on the New York Blue Note label with VAN GELDER & ‘ear’ etched into the runout grooves on both sides, pasted picture sleeve. Young’s debut for Blue Note is a hard-bop delight featuring Grant Green, Elvin Jones and Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone.The sleeve shows some edge scuffing, discolouration to the reverse and a previous owners name written discreetly in the reverse top left hand corner, however, it is free of rips/tears and al text is clearly legible. The vinyl shows some faint hairlines and scuffs [nothing excessive] and grades a strong VG – play testing reveals no great loss in fidelity. With mint copies regualrly topping the £300 mark, here’s your chance to pick up a more than acceptable play copy at an advantageous price BLP4187).

Eric Dolphy Last Date vinyl LP album (LP record) UK EDPLPLA611977

ERIC DOLPHY Last Date (Very rare 1964 UK 6-track mono LP on a rough textured black & silver Fontana label, the last recorded concert from the legendary modern jazz artist [Dolphy passed away at just 27], recorded on June the 2nd that year in Hilversum, Holland, with Misja Mengelberg [piano], Jacques Schols [bass] & Hank Bennink [drums], pasted laminate picture sleeve. The sleeve sho signs of shelf wear around the edges & back [nothing excessive], and, aside from some light spindle wear, the vinyl is in Excellent condition with just a few faint hairlines visible TL5284).

Be sure to check out the rest of our jazz rarities on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474 815099

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