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.
CHARLIE PARKER The Fabulous Bird Blows (Stunning 1982 UK limited edition 40-track triple LP box set repackaging of the classic Dial series albums, 901, 904 & 905 on Tony Williams’ Spotlite label, comprising Bird Blows The Blues [masters cut in 1949 at Raleigh Studios, NYC], Alternate Masters Vol. 1 [masters cut in 1951 at WOR Studios, NYC] & Alternate Masters Vol. 2 [masters cut in 1953 at WOR], featuring a still wet-behind-the-ears Miles Davis [among others!] & including a numberof unreleased masters that have never made their way onto a 33rpm longplaying disc before. Each LP replicates the original Dial sleeve artwork complete with full size discography/Dial story booklet in a gold embossed, individually numbered & custom stickered 12″ square box. The packaging shows very little wear [thin split to the top of an inside picture sleeve] & the vinyl is Near Mint).
DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA Anatomy Of A Murder (Limited Edition 1995 US Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1959 11-track stereo LP, the full cinematic ‘film noir’ jazz soundtrack to Otto Preminger’s classic motion,specially plated & pressed on 200gram High Definition Vinyl. Comes housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve which is numbered on the back in gold & complete with company card inner. The sleeve & the vinyl appear Near Mint MFSL1-214).
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN Where Fortune Smiles (1971 UK first issue orange Dawn label 5-track vinyl LP, also featuring the talents of John Surman, Karl Berger, Stu Martin & Dave Holland, textured gatefold picture sleeve complete with fold-out information leaflet. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played DNLS3018).
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