copy of this genuinely rare original 1957 In London Vol. 2
vinyl LP, on the highly collectable Tempo Records label (TAP12), has
recently landed. Beautifully evoking the post-war gloom of mid-fifties London
and a historic slice of jazz in Britain at the time, it stars Victor Feldman's
Big Band, Nine-tet and Quintet recorded in December ‘56 and January '57 with
notable performances from Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy
Reece, Kenny Napper, Phil Seamen and more.
Pressed in small quantities, the 'rough' textured white & purple
Tempo labels are spotless with no spindle wear, indicating very little play, if
any. In terms of condition this is one
of the best examples of an early Tempo record to surface on the collectors
market and possibly the best original copy you are likely to find of this
particular album. A superb jazz rarity to be treasured and an investment item
for the future. If I look this good at
52 years old I’ll be extremely pleased, not to mention very surprised!