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 The Greatest History 1955-1969 (1981 Japanese 28-track Six Vinyl LP box set with each disc in a custom printed die-cut poly-lined paper inner, complete with the illustrated 12-page booklet with Japanese text biography, notes on therecordings and album discography. Comes housed in a 12″ textured picture box with a gold ‘Jazz time Now’ obi-strip. The packaging is Excellent with some natural build up of foxing but only on the inside, & the vinyl discs appear Near Mint with few signs of play OOAP2076~81)
PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (2006 Japanese limited edition issue of the super limited 1964 8-track mono LP pressed on 200gram vinyl, replicating the original Vocalion label design, laminated flipback sleeve and album notes down to a tee. You can always rely on attention to detail with the Japanese and this is a beautifully remastered edition at a fraction of the cost of an original. The sound quality is glorious and worth it alone for the opening title track, which is an absolute knockout! Complete with Japanese text insert and obi-strip. Now scarce and in demand itself, both sleeve and vinyl are in near mint condition UCJU-9058)
CHARLES MINGUS My Favorite Quintet (Limited edition 1966 US mail order only 7-track mono LP, recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre & starring ‘saxophonist of tomorrow’ Charles McPherson, Down Beat Poll-winner Dannie Richmond, Jaki Byard & Lonnie Hillyer. This rare edition was privately pressed by the Charles Mingus Enterprises & comes housed in a unique pasted & textured sleeve with ‘this album can be purchased only mail through the address below…’ print on the back. The sleeveis outstanding with no seam splits or writing & merely the very lightest evidence of its age, all text clear as daylight. The vinyl is super clean & Excellent with little suggestion of play JWS009)
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