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
XHOL CARAVAN Electrip (Seldom seen 1969 German 5-track LP by the pioneering Krautrockers, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl is flawless).
ORNETTE COLEMAN Round Trip: Ornette Coleman On Blue Note (2022 limited edition Blue Note Tone Poet Series 6-LP box set, mastered from the original analogue tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. Conatining all six albums featuring Coleman that were recorded for Blue Note Records, including his five albums as a leader-the two-volume At The ‘Golden Circle’ Stockholm (1965), The Empty Foxhole (1966), New York Is Now! (1968), and Love Call (1968)-as well as his lone sideman appearance on New And Old Gospel (1967) by fellow saxophonist Jackie McLean. The box includes a booklet featuring rare photos and an enlightening essay by critic Thomas Conrad. Hype sticker & factory sealed).
SKIN ALLEY Skin Alley (Mega rare 1969 UK first press 9-track stereo LP on the plain orange label with A1/B1 matrices, housed in a matte black & white picture sleeve complete with the company catalogue inner. This West London quartet were regulars on the late sixties free party/festival circuit, sharing the same management as High Tide, The Trees & Hawkwind – it’s an ‘ahead-of-the-curve’ debut longplayer, blending prog/rock with heavy jazz ‘n’ blues influences, top playing throughout from sax/flute player Bob James & keyboardist Krzysztof Juskiewicz. The album went largely unnoticed by the record buying public & sold in tiny quantities & is now hugely sought after. The matt picture sleeve has some some minor ring wear & some age discolouration, nothing excessive & remains free of any unsightly rips, tears, writing etc. The vinyl is superb, just a couple of very faint paper scuffs/hairlines visible when held under strong light & appears barely played – a top ’60s collectible & only the third copy we’ve ever offered for sale in over thirty years trading, pheew! S63847).
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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