Jazz has played a vital part in the history of music since it began, and even if you don’t know it, it has probably influenced the music you listen to today. From the greats such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie to the underrated genius of Duke Pearson and Sam Rivers, we pride ourselves on having a fine selection of jazz records for our customers.
We’ve selected a few highlights and latest arrivals below, and the full catalogue can be found at eil.com
MALAGASY & GILSON At Newport-Paris (Archive Quality Ethnic Jazz 1973 French-only private press 9-track LP on Jef Gilson’s own Palm label, recorded in a St-Germain-des-Prés nightclub with musicians from Antananarivo. In the late sixties, Jef’s musical explorations led him to the ex-French colony of Madagascar, the island just off the south eastern coast of Africa. Re-released by Jazzman Records in recent years, the album documents an incredible ethno-jazz sound as & when it was released, with instruments including the valiha [a Madagascan harp on bambo], the ondioline & exotic percussion mixed with modal jazz! Recently acquired from a private dealer in Paris, here we have a stunning archive copy from the vaults, complete with original four-page ‘Palm Journal’ press release in French. The front laminated picture sleeve is Near Mint with merely the lightest evidence of natural age wear & the vinyl remains near ‘as new’. Recommended PALM5).
JOHN COLTRANE Soultrane (Amazing 1958 US first press 5-track deep groove mono vinyl LP, on the original Prestige ‘fireworks’ label with ‘Bergenfield’ address both sides & ‘RVG’ stamp in both run-outs. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, the album showcases Coltrane’s newfound ‘sheets of sound’ approach to magnificent effect, with Red Garland on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass & Art Taylor on Drums, heavyweight pasted picture sleeve. See ‘more info’ for condition details… PRLP7142).
TUBBY HAYES QUINTET …After Lights Out (Impossibly rare 1957 UK 6-track mono vinyl LP, on the highly collectable Tempo label, recorded in London on July 17th, 1956 with Dickie Hawdon, Harry South, Pete Elderfield and Bill Eyden – a crucial piece of British jazz history, fully laminated flipback picture sleeve TAP6 Please see ‘more info’ for condition details…).
Be sure to check out the rest of our jazz rarities on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474 815099
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