Finding rare jazz records in the right condition can be a hard task, but it does happen for us and we will always bring the best titles to our customers. We have stocked some of the most sought-after jazz records in existence and continue to bring the more rare and unusual titles to our catalogue as often as we can.
To give you an idea of the range you can see some of the latest arrival highlights below, and check out the constantly updating catalogue we have at eil.com
MILES DAVIS Blue Haze (Rare 1960 UK first press 8-track mono LP on Carlo Krahmer & Peter Newbrook’s Esquire label, with ‘RVG’ etched in the run-offs. Note: Esquire pressed this album to a high standard on heavyweight vinyl & a number of collectors have found these to be of superior quality to their Prestige counterparts. What’s extra nice is that these collectable Esquire pressings sport unique artwork for us Brits! Much like his simple but effective ‘saxophone’ image on Esquire’s release of Sonny Rollins’ Saxophone Colossus, here Harry Peck gives us a nice criss-cross, spiral effect pattern of a trumpet close-up! Obtained from a one previous owner collection of modern jazz LP rarities of the late fifties, early sixties, this is a top of the line collector’s copy. The flipback picture sleeve is front laminated & in Excellent condition. There is no writing & the panels are clean & off white with some minor spots of foxing creeping in. There is one faint corner crease & a bit of chipping to the laminate’s bottom edge. The heavyweight vinyl appears Near Mint, perhaps being played just a small handful of times in its life. Recommended).
WAYNE SHORTER The Soothsayer (Rare 1979 Japanese first issue limited edition 6-track stereo LP on Blue Note, manufactured by King Records in their ‘World First Appearance’ series of previously unissued material. Originally recorded in 1965, akeyyear for Shorter following his classic albums Ju Ju and Speak No Evil for the label, The Soothsayer was inexplicable shelved but is nonetheless right up there as another must-have, starring James Spaulding, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, RonCarter & Tony Williams. Picture sleeve with Japanese text insert & ‘1800’ obi-strip. The sleeve has only minimal wear whilst the vinyl is in ‘near as new’ condition with very little signs of play. Recommended. GXF-3054).
DON SHIRLEY Piano Perspectives (Scarce 1956 UK first press 9-track mono LP on the gold & maroon London American label, with backing from Richard Davis on bass [none other than Stravinsky once claimed Don’s virtuosity was ‘worthy of Gods’!]. Comes housed in the original fully laminated picture sleeve with ‘56.4’ dated scalloped flipbacks. The sleeve [VG+] has its laminate intact with no writing or seam splits. There is some ring wear scuffing with age. The heavyweight vinyl is Excellent with very few signs of play HAA2003).
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