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
PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (Rare and super limited 2006 Japanese 8-track remastered CD, the first and only edition of this incredible 1964 recording on compact disc. Just 500 copies of the LP were originally released. This high quality Japanese CD issue reproduces the laminated flipback sleeve artwork, label design and album notes beautifully, complete with Japanese translated booklet and obi-strip. To give some background, Gonsalves arrived in London during the badwinterof 1962-63 to escape the legal wranglings of the US Musicians Union. He recorded this gem of a set under the declaration that it took place in Switzerland to avoid further trouble. Teamed with the Brit-jazz musicians Pat Smythe (piano), Kenny Napper (bass), and Ronnie Stevenson (drums), all firm admirers of Gonsalves’ incredible warmth and depth of playing. Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick turned out to be a killer set of hard-bop numbers and one of the greatest jazz recordings of the sixties UCCM-9242).
CHICO HAMILTON The Dealer (1968 French orange & black bordered Impulse label 7-track stereo LP, including Arnie Lawrence on alto sax, Ernie Hayes organ, Archie Shepp guesting on piano [‘For Mods Only’], Larry Coryell guitar & Richard Davis bass.The gatefold sleeve is laminated on the outside and pasted internally – the sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl grades EX with just a few faint hairlines not affecting play A-9130).
THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET 74 Miles Away (Superb 1967 Japanese 5-track stereo LP pressed on Wine Red Everclean Vinyl, starring brother Nat, Joe Zawinul, Vic Gaskin & Roy McCurdy. Comes housed in a fullysilk laminated flipback picture sleeve. The delicate sleeve is Excellent with a few faint paper marks with age & the vinyl is Near Mint with minimal signs of play CP-8335).
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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