RIYL: Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk, Modern Jazz Quartet, Bill Evans
Label: Jazzman Records
Viewed among most jazz circles asÂ some of the most valuable jazz vinyl artifacts ever, the output from the Don Rendell and Ian Carr Quintet from 1965-1969 falls under the holy trifecta among collectors: 1)Â Relatively obscureÂ 2) Remarkably good and 3) Incredibly rare.Â Albums like 1965’s Shades of Blue and Dusk Fire areÂ shining achievements forÂ modal jazz, post bop and cool jazz musicians and enthusiasts, bursting with a vibrant interplay between saxophone, trumpet and piano.
Now, when I say these are valuable, that’s what I mean.Â Eat your hearts out, King Gizzard.Â For over 20 years, label after label has tried toÂ reissue these holy grails to no avail…until now.Â Jazzman Records is pulling out all the stops, acquiring the original analog master tapes from the Universal vaults and created masters at Abbey Road Studios to produce audiophile quality 180g pressings replete with replica artwork.Â Â The enclosed booklet contains never before seen photographs, interviews with the remaining living band members and liner notes from BBC Radio 3 presenter and award-winning jazz writer Alyn Shipton.
If you’re a jazzhead or there’s one in your life, don’t let this one slip by.Â It’s either $100 for this beautiful set or $4000+ for the OGs.Â Your call.
- Housing LPs in original replica flipback colour sleeves
- 180g vinyl mastered at Abbey Road Studios
- Poly-lined & printed inners
- Colour booklet with original liner notes and unpublished pics
- Numbered and limited to 1000 copies only
Shipping out on or around November 16, 2018
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive