Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at eil.com this week with a vast array of top jazz rare vinyl and CDs coming through the doors, here’s a few to whet your jazz whistle, see them all in our Jazz collectors store.
Tonton Macoute – Tonton Macoute: Rare and in demand original 1971 UK Neon label 7-track LP of British jazz-rock with blues and psych touches, revered by the prog intelligentsia, housed in a superb Keef-designed matt gatefold picture sleeve printed and made by the EJ Day Group. The sleeve displays some scuffing to its edges, yet the spine is clearly legible and the inside print immaculate with just a small pen mark next to one of the tracks. The vinyl is housed in its die-cut poly-linedinner and remains excellent with only a few light cosmetic surface scuffs but shows only light evidence of play. Recommended. £595
Rosemary Squires – Everything’s Coming Up Rosy: Impossibly rare 1963 UK 12-track STEREO vinyl LP, complete with HMV poly lined inner, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The Mono release is hard enough to find in itself, but Stereo copies are near mythical and this copy of the highly sought after UK female Jazz vocal LP is in very nice condition indeed. £695
Sonny Rollins – The Sound Of Sonny: Rare 1961 UK issue of the 1957 9-track mono vinyl LP on the white ‘reels & mic’ Riverside label, also featuring Sonny Clark on Piano, Percy Heath or Paul Chambers on Bass & Roy Haynes on Drums, US manufactured pasted picture sleeve. So often found with splits and tears to the seams, this sleeve shows just a little wear along the spine, which even so remains clearly and fully readable. The vinyl is spectacular and shows little sign of play. An amazing copy of this landmark album. £195