Ain’t nothing but a jazz thing here at 991.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.
Charlie Parker – The Fabulous Bird Blows: Stunning 1982 UK limited edition 40-track triple LP box set repackaging of the classic Dial series albums, 901, 904 & 905 on Tony Williams’ Spotlite label, comprising Bird Blows The Blues [masters cut in 1949 at Raleigh Studios, NYC], Alternate Masters Vol. 1 [masters cut in 1951 at WOR Studios, NYC] & Alternate Masters Vol. 2 [masters cut in 1953 at WOR], featuring a still wet-behind-the-ears Miles Davis [among others!] & including a numberof unreleased masters that have never made their way onto a 33rpm longplaying disc before. Each LP replicates the original Dial sleeve artwork complete with full size discography/Dial story booklet in a gold embossed, individually numbered & custom stickered 12″ square box. The packaging shows very little wear [thin split to the top of an inside picture sleeve] & the vinyl is Near Mint
Gil Evans – Parabola: 1979 Italian only 5-track double LP recorded in Rome on July 29th 1978, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little wear and the vinyl is Near Mint. A nice copy of this unusual Southern European pressing!
Charles Tyler – Live In Europe: Jazz Festival Umea: Monster Rare Sealed 1977 US private press 3-track LP on AK-BA Records [home to Arthur Doyle’s ‘Alabama Feelings’], captured at the Swedish Umea Jazz Festival in ’75 with Melvin Smith on Guitar,Ronnie Boykins on Bass & the mighty Steve Reid on Drums & Percussion. The picture sleeve has no deletion cuts & this collector’s copy remains sealed from new. The vinyl is mint & unplayed
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