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
TUBBY HAYES & THE ALL-STARS Return Visit! (Rare 1963 UK first press 5-track stereo vinyl LP on the ‘rough’ textured black & silver Fontana label, recorded live in New York on the 23rd of June, 1962, front laminated flipback picture sleeve STL5195)
BOB DOWNES Electric City (Rare and in demand British Progressive Jazz-Rock 1970 UK 11-track LP on the highly collectable Vertigo ‘swirl’ label, starring Clem Cattini, Ian Carr, Harry Beckett, Chris Spedding, Ray Russell, Kenny Wheelerand more.The gatefold picture sleeve is strictly graded G+/VG as there is a sticker tear to the front and scuffing/wear to the edges, however, all is not lost as the vinyl on this copy is in VG condition with some light hairlines/scuffs having no great affect on play – mint examples of this hard-to-find album reguarly fetch over £500+, this is your chance to own a more than acceptable play copy at a lower price. Highly recommended).
BILL EVANS Turn Out The Stars (1996 US 59-track 6-CD limited edition, numbered (5537) boxset – The performances on these six CDs – which feature newly written originals as well as brilliant interpretations of the standards that Evans loved – were recorded on the evenings of June 4, 5, 6 and 8, 1980 [only months before pianist Bill Evans’ untimely death on September 15th 1980, at the age of 51]. Evans intended to release a double LP culled form these sessions, and he supervised the initial mixing and editing of the tapes. It would take more than fifteen years before this material would become available, in an exhaustive, chronologically sequenced six-CD form, contains the original boxset packaging and a 40-page exstensive illustrated booklet plus each disc housed in it’s own jewel case. The boxset shows one small surface scuff line on the backcover and the booklet and discs show very little wear – a fantastic copy).
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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