JAZZ Vinyl & CDs at 991.com this week includes Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Sonny Clark, Lester Young & More…

Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at 991.com 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…

THELONIOUS MONK & JOHN COLTRANE Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane: Rare 1961 French original 6-track mono LP on a black & silver Jazzland label, originally recorded in New York between 1957 & ’58. Wilbur Ware,”Shadow” Wilson, Coleman Hawkins, Gigi Gryce, Ray Copeland & Art Blakey all perform, albeit in two separate sessions, where Coltrane lends his incredible expertise to the Monk classics Ruby My Dear, Off Minor, Nutty, Epistrophy & more, full info here

Classic jazz, original and high end audio reissues……

SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark Trio, Volume 2: 1985 Japanese-only limited edition 10-track stereo vinyl LP in Toshiba EMI’s ‘The Other Side Of BLP 1500’ series, containing previously unreleased sessions & alternate masters from September 13th 1957 &November 16th 1958, with Paul Chambers & Jymie Merritt alternating on bass & Philly Joe Jones & Wes Landers on drums, housed in a laminated picture sleeve complete with a four-page Japanese/catalogue booklet & ‘1500 Series’ obi-strip, more info here

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

ART PEPPER/ JOHN GRASS Premiere In Jazz: Limited edition 1994 Japanese issue of the 1958 mono vinyl LP, re-released as an ‘Art Pepper Special Edition’, as he appears here as part of the West Coast All Star Ninetet performing Graas’ three-part Jazz Chaconne No.1 from 1958. Also stars the Rundfunk-Symphony Orchestra performing the French hornist’s Jazz Symphony No. 1 from 1956. The picture sleeve reproduces the album’s original artwork with Japanese insert and obi-strip, all in immaculate condition, more info here

High end audio CDs….

JOHN COLTRANE Giant Steps: Limited 2006 Japanese 24-Bit mastered 15-track CD, Trane’s Atlantic debut from 1959, a landmark recording & one of the greatest musical achievements in American jazz. Includes the jaw-dropping rollercoaster ride of the title track & Countdown, plus the beautiful, mature ballad Naima, written by Trane for his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. Includes eight bonus alternate versions, housed in a mini LP-style silk laminated sleeve complete with Atlantic 60th Anniversary catalogue ‘inner’, Japanese booklet & obi, more info here

Ultimate Jazz, rare originals…..

LESTER YOUNG Lester’s Here: Very rare 1956 US 12-track mono LP on the yellow deep groove Norgran ‘Trumpeter’ label, also featuring John Lewis, Gene Ramey, Connie Kay, Jo Jones, Jessie Drakes & Gildo Mahones, front pasted picture sleeve, more info here

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