New Collection Of Jazz CDs At Now: Barney Kessel, Dexter Gordon, Donald Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald & More

One of our buyers recently acquired an extensive collection of Jazz CDs. Encompassing all the key artists and many more, there are limited edition CDs, CD box sets, Japanese pressings, exclusive US issues & European pressings… 

Here’s our Top Five today…

DONALD BYRD Off To The Races – 1993 Japanese 6-track CD album reissued and remastered for the ‘BN Works 4000’ series, originally recorded on December 2nd, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey 1958. Including Lover Come Back To Me and features Jackie McLean – Alto Saxophone, Pepper Adams – Baritone Saxophone, Sam Jones – Bass, Art Taylor – Drums, Wynton Kelly – Piano and Donald Byrd – Trumpet. Picture sleeve reproducing the original 1959 Blue Note LP cover artwork with Japanese12-page booklet including liner note, with tracklist and credits in Japanese and English, fold-out Japanese insert reproducing the original back cover artwork with liner note by Joe Goldberg and Blue Note catalogue on the flipside, also includes inlay and CD disc using the Blue Note: blue & white label design, all housed in a jewel case with series picture obi-strip TOCJ-4007

FRANK SINATRA Selection Of Capitol & Reprise Albums – Superb Collection of Twenty-Four CDs comprising ten Capitol album classics from 1954-1965 – Songs For Young Lovers & Swing Easy!, In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, The Sinatra Christmas Album aka A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me, No One Cares, Nice ‘n’ Easy, Come Swing With Me! & Sings The Select Cole Porter – with a nice selection of Reprise album titles from 1961-1974 – Ring-A-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra & Strings, Sinatra Sings Great Songs FromGreat Britain, Sinatra-Basie, The Concert Sinatra, Sinatra’s Sinatra, September Of My Years, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Cycles, My Way, Watertown, Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back, Some Nice Things I’ve Missed as well as the two Reprise live albums released during Frank’s career, Sinatra At The Sands With Count Basie & The Main Event – Live. The CDs are all official releases dating between the late eighties & early nineties, before the days of over-remastering & heavy compression, meaning these should sound superb with the right sound system. The CDs are a mixture of European [German] & US pressings & each part is housed in its respective album jewel case with picture inlays. All CDs remain in Excellent condition [the majority are near ‘as new’] with five still sealed & unopened & a large number with their original price stickers attached – a very convenient purchase for the casual fan!

GENE AMMONS Boss Tenor – Limited Edition 2017 US 7-track Stereo Gold Hybrid SA-CD [Super Audio CD – playable only on SACD players], expertly remastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue masters, recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 16, 1960 with Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor & Ray Barretto, housed in a super jewel box album jewel case CPRJ7180SA

SONNY ROLLINS Saxophone Colossus – Limited Edition 2014 US 5-track MONO Gold Hybrid SA-CD [Super Audio CD – playable only on SACD players], expertly remastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on June 22, 1956 with Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins & Max Roach – this was the album that made the jazz public sit up & appreciate the colossal force of Rollins’ sax work! Comes housed in a mini-LP style gatefold replica picture sleeve CPRJ7079SA

DEXTER GORDON The Complete Prestige Recordings – Superb 2004 German 88-track <B>ELEVEN</B> CD boxed set featuring the complete Prestige recordings made between 1965 & 1973, including seventeen previously unreleased. Each CD is housed in it’s own jewel case picture sleeve with an informative booklet in an outer hard slipcase box. The slipcase box shows just light wear and all inside contents ae i excellent condition 11PRCD4442-2

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