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
NEIL ARDLEY / IAN CARR / MIKE GIBBS / STAN TRACEY Will Power – A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration In Music (Rare 1975 UK 8-track double LP recorded at Southwark Cathedral on April 27th 1974 in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain. A set of ambitious ensemble pieces that highlight the progressive nature of jazz in Britain at the time, including flourishes of electronics, vocals from Norma Winstone & top class musicianship from Gordon Beck, Tony Coe, Tony Levin, Kenny Wheeler and more, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve ZDA164/5)
LARRY YOUNG Into Something (Very rare 1964 US 5-track mono deep groove LP on the New York Blue Note label with VAN GELDER & ‘ear’ etched into the runout grooves on both sides, pasted picture sleeve. Young’s debut for Blue Note is a hard-bop delight featuring Grant Green, Elvin Jones and Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone.The sleeve shows some edge scuffing, discolouration to the reverse and a previous owners name written discreetly in the reverse top left hand corner, however, it is free of rips/tears and al text is clearly legible. The vinyl shows some faint hairlines and scuffs [nothing excessive] and grades a strong VG – play testing reveals no great loss in fidelity. With mint copies regualrly topping the £300 mark, here’s your chance to pick up a more than acceptable play copy at an advantageous price BLP4187).
HERBIE NICHOLS The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols (Limited 1987 US mail order only 48-track 5-LP vinyl audiophile box set, collecting his entire Blue Note Van Gelder recordings from 1955 and 1956. Housed in a beautifully presented textured outer box with pasted cover and individually numbered 28-page booklet. The box shows minimal wear, the booklet free from creases and the vinyl Near Mint – wonderful MD5-118)
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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