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.
KAMASI WASHINGTON The Epic (2015 UK audiophile half-cut mastering 17-track triple LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, a major release in modern jazz, released after they appeared on the highly acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar, including Thundercat on bass. Comes housed in artworked 3mm spined picture sleeves with two 12″ poster inserts, in a special slipcase picture box in custom stickered open shrink. The packaging & the contents remainnear ‘as new’ BF050).
HORACE SILVER The Stylings Of Silver (2006 US exclusive limited edition 6-track LP pressed on 200gram Quiex Super Vinyl, a fantastic Blue Note session from May 1957, setting a standard for small-ensemble writing & performed with Hank Mobley, Art Farmer, Teddy Kotick & Louis Hayes, here cut by Bernie Grundman on Classic’s ‘all-tube’ cutting system for a Super Vinyl audiophile profile. Comes housed in a deluxe picture sleeve, sealed & unopened in the custom stickered tearbag).
AFFINITY Affinity (2000 Italian limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180gm Virgin Vinyl, originally released on Vertigo in 1970 & now expanded with two bonus tracks, picture sleeve reproducing the original superb artwork. A justifiably legendary album, packed with super chunky basslines, monster fuzz and fat-ass organ funk, combined with a ten minute guitar funk turned organ freak-out ‘All Along the Watchtower’, all executed with singer Linda Hoyle’s haunting presence. The sleeveshows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless – Still in the original opened shrink AK112).
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