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
MILES DAVIS Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition (2008 UK limited edition MULTI-FORMAT box set which gathers the entire panoramic sweep of the album’s history – past, present and future – onto 2 CDs [running time over two hours]; a newly-produced black & white documentary Region 0 NTSC DVD [55 minutes]; and for the first time in the history of Legacy Recordings, the original 12″ LP pressed on heavyweight 180gram Blue Vinyl. Thismarvellous package comes housed in an expansive & lavishly-designed, super-deluxe 12″ slipcase box complete with a full-size 12″ square 60-page perfect-bound book of critical essays, annotations, discographic data, timeline, and copious photography as well as an envelope chockful of memorabilia & an enormous 22″ x 33″ fold-out poster of Miles. Although not sealed, this example remains in a really nice, near as new condition).
PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (2006 Japanese limited edition issue of the super limited 1964 8-track mono LP pressed on 200gram vinyl, replicating the original Vocalion label design, laminated flipback sleeve and album notes down to a tee. You can always rely on attention to detail with the Japanese and this is a beautifully remastered edition at a fraction of the cost of an original. The sound quality is glorious and worth it alone for the opening title track, which is an absolute knockout! Complete with Japanese text insert and obi-strip. Now scarce and in demand itself, both sleeve and vinyl are in near mint condition UCJU-9058)
JOHN SURMAN How Many Clouds Can You See? (Rip-Roaring British Jazz 1970 UK first press 5-track stereo LP with matrices ending ‘1W’, the highly admired second album by English saxophonist John Surman, also starring Harry Beckett, Alan Skidmore,Barre Phillips & Tony Oxley & released on the collectable Deram label, the front laminated picture sleeve has the stereo/mono indicator hole on the back & comes complete with the original blue-for-stereo inner. The sleeve shows just a little laminate lift along the spine, otherwise is Excellent with minimal wear, whilst the vinyl is Near Mint. A really wonderful copy SML-R1045).
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