Jazz is on of the most influential, timeless and enduring genres in music. The structuring and songwriting styles from jazz has been used in other genres such as rock, metal, hip hop and funk throughout the years. It can range from subtle and relaxing, to eclectic free jazz freakouts and has something for every music fan. We scour collections to find both iconic releases and rare obscurities to give our customers a wide range to choose from.
The three highlights we have picked out below are just the tip of the iceberg from our selection, which can be viewed in full over at eil.com
DONALD BYRD Byrd’s Eye View (Beautiful 1956 UK first press 5-track deep groove mono LP on Esquire, one of Byrd’s first dates as a leader, also starring Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins & Art Blakey. Comes housed in a unique fully laminated flipback picture sleeve for the British market. Obtained from a one previous owner collection of modern jazz LP rarities of the fifties, this is a wonderful collector’s example. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition, no mean feat considering its age. On close inspection, there is some minor shelf wear & the odd minor crease in the laminate. The edges remain sharp & the colours are stiking with no writing or tears. There is a light cosmetic blemish to the front laminate, visible when held to light, & the original inner bag is enclosed. Astonishingly, the labels are near ‘as new’ with no signs of play. The heavyweight vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint with an incredible deep sheen, we predict perhaps only ever played once or twice in its life or even just handled a few times for inspection. Recommended).
DEXTER GORDON Dexter Calling (1963 US ‘New York USA’ label issue of the 1961 7-track mono LP with ‘RVG’ & ‘ear’ marks in the run off areas, complete with Blue Note advert inner, also featuring Kenny Drew on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass & Philly Joe Jones on Drums, front laminated pasted picture sleeve. A superb copy of this classic! BLP4083)
JOÃO GILBERTO Chega De Saudade (Rare 1959 Brazilian 12-track mono vinyl LP; his debut album which is recognised as the first Bossa Nova album, changing the face of Brazilian music in one fell swoop, latterly inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame and listed by Rolling Stone as the fourth best Brazilian album, wraparound picture sleeve encased in clear PVC sleeve. The sleeve has a small letter annotation to the reverse, which has been written on the card through a small hole in the PVC and has just a small split to the bottom seam with few other signs of wear, leaving the cover art still bright and vibrant despite the unforgiving South American climate! The vinyl has light cosmetic blemishing due to being stored in the PVC sleeve with no inner, however there are very few signs of actual play and playtesting confirms a wonderful reproduction with little, if any, ambient noise; leaving it visually Excellent and playing closer to Near Mint – you’d be hard pressed to find another of this grade! MOFB3.073).
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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