This week our jazz rarities include a a fantastic reissue of Herbie Hancock’s Inventions and Dimensions, an original 1964 pressing of Jackie Mclean’s Destination, and a rare pressing of Steig Aus by fusion legends, Embryo.
Below are just some of the highlights, and you can see the full catalogue over at our Jazz Collectors Store.
HERBIE HANCOCK Inventions & Dimensions (Limited Edition 2012 US 5-track stereo double LP mastered from the original analog tape & pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA as part of Music Matters’ ‘Blue Note The Definitive 45RPMReissue’series. The acclaimed 1964 album is one of Herbie’s advanced Bop dates & comes highly recommended, with backing from Paul Chambers, Willie Bobo & Osvaldo ”Chihuahua” Martinez. Comes housed in the highest quality gatefold cover whichis a heavyweight & deluxe design with a glossy finish & original session photography on the inside. Now out of print, the sleeve & vinyl discs are Near Mint MMBST-84147).
JACKIE MCLEAN Destination… Out (Super Rare 1964 US first press 4-track MONO LP on the original ‘New York’ address Blue Note label, with ‘Van Gelder’ stamp & the all important ‘ear’ etching both sides of the run-out. Features Jackie alongside Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, Larry Ridley & Roy Haynes, all performing some of the finest avant-garde bop of the era. Comes housed in the original heavy duty pasted picture sleeve with ‘West 61st’ address & a vintage UK tax import sticker on the back. This is an outstanding one previous owner example. The panels are nice & clean with no seam splits or writing. All print is clearly legible including along the spine. On close inspection, there is just the very lightest evidence of the occasional tiny paper scuff. The cover is Excellent & the heavyweight vinyl too appears Excellent with an incredible deep sheen both sides & barely any play. Recommended BLP4165).
EMBRYO FEATURING JIMMY JACKSON Steig Aus (Rare 1973 German 3-track vinyl LP, laminated gatefold picture sleeve. Stunning experimental long player that was rejected by United Artists before finding a home with Brain, it’s a heady mix of prog, jazz, world music, fusion and more and features some great mellotron/keyboard work from Jimmy Jackson [played with Ray Charles amongst others] and legendary jazz pianist Mal Waldron. The sleeve [and what a sleeve it is!], shows just some lightsigns of shelfwear, the vinyl has a few light hairlines/scuffs visible not affecting play – the first copy we’ve ever had too!).
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