Jazz is one 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
STAN TRACEY The 7 Ages Of Man (Wonderful 1970 UK 8-track stereo LP on a one EMI ‘box’ Columbia label, in the collectable Lansdowne Series. Released in between the equally revered Greek Variations [Neil Ardley et al] and Laurie Johnson’s Synthesis, Seven Ages Of Man fits perfectly among these series of high concept pieces in British jazz. Ronnie Ross, Tony Coe, Alan Skidmore and Frank Ricotti all star, front laminated flipback picture sleeve with Columbia catalogue inner. The sleeveis in excellent condition withjust a little light shelfwear to show for its age, whilst the labels are clean with just an odd sheen to the Side 1 label [possibly a manufacturing issue] and the vinyl is in Near Mint condition SCX6413).
MICHAEL GIBBS Tanglewood 63 (Original 1971 UK 5-track stereo LP on the red & white Deram label, capturing many of the country’s forward thinking jazz musicians at the same time; Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Harry Beckett, John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Frank Ricotti, Chris Spedding, Gordon Beck & more. The front laminated sleeve has eyepopping artwork which has lost none of its impact, with the laminate appearing lovely. The cover is Excellent with sharp panels & the vinyl is betweenExcellent & Near Mint with minimal evidence of play SML1087).
JOHN SURMAN, ALAN SKIDMORE & TONY OXLEY Jazz In Britain ’68-’69 (Rare 1972 UK 5-track stereo LP, featuring some magnificent new wave British Jazz from sessions recorded in the late sixties with a ‘supergroup’ also starring Mike Osbourne on Alto, John Taylor on Piano & Kenny Wheeler on Flugelhorn, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear, mostly to the unlaminated back & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with little sign of play ECS2114).
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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