JAZZ Vinyl & CDs at eil.com this week includes Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock and more…

Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at 991 with some top jazz rare vinyl and CDs coming through the doors over the past week, here’s a few to whet your jazz whistle, see them all here.

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Original pressed jazz rarities…

CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON In Concert, Zurich, October 28, 1979: 1980 Japanese 10-track double LP, housed in a heavy duty gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese inserts & rare ‘Jazz disc award’ obi. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near mint condition, more info here

Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……

HERBIE HANCOCK Man-Child: 1975 UK 6-track LP, one of the funkiest albums of Herbie’s early- to mid-’70s fusion era. Starring a host of talent, not least guitarist Wah Wah Watson, with soloists Wayne Shorter and Stevie Wonder contributing alongside long-term cohort Bennie Maupin, more info here

Jazz reissues, new releases and vintage pressings with prices to suit all…

CHET BAKER & ART PEPPER Playboys: 1983 UK issue of the 1956 7-track LP, the classic meeting between the two giants of the West Coast ‘cool school’. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear with just a little age yellowing at the spine & the vinyllooks barely played, more info here

High end audio CDs….

JIMMY SMITH Lonesome Road: Limited 1996 Japanese RVG 20bit mastering 8-track stereo CD in ‘The BN Works – 1500 Unissued’ series, containing a previously unreleased Blue Note session from November 20, 1957 with Eddie McFadden on guitar & Donald Baileyon drums, complete with Japanese liner notes booklet & obi-strip, more info here

Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..

HANK MOBLEY Poppin’: Rare limited 1980 Japanese-only 5-track stereo vinyl LP, the first in King Records’ ‘World First Appearance’ series [later issued as GXK-8163], containing a previously unreleased session recording from 20/10/57 that was shelved by Blue Note, but sounded just as good as anything Alfred Lion put out at the time, starring Art Farmer, Pepper Adams, Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones. Unique picture sleeve complete with Japanese insert and obi-strip. The vinyl is immaculate – one of the rarest title in the series! More info here

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