Ry Cooder – Jazz 1984 U.S. Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of Jazz by Ry Cooder, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound labs.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of Jazz by Ry Cooder, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound labs.

About this copy: This copy of Jazz is a 1984 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1978.

While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with very slight corner wear.  The posterboard stiffener is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of one of the rarest Mobile Fidelity titles.  Great recording, too.

Background: Released in 1978, Jazz was the seventh album by Ry Cooder.

The album did not chart in either the U.S. or the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Jazz a 3 star review:

Beginning with his self-titled debut in 1970, Ry Cooder’s records seemed to be as much history lesson as they were entertainment. Not because Cooder was trying to club you over the head with this stuff; he simply gravitated to great songs, no matter what the era or genre. Released in 1978, Jazz seems to be his first conscious attempt at a concept album, in the historical sense. Here he pays homage to some of the early tunes and masters of jazz, ranging from the late 1800s through the “coon songs” of the early part of the next century, to the ragtime and “Spanish” music of Jelly Roll Morton, and the sophistication of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. …From the informative liner notes by Ry Cooder himself to the brilliant compositions, Jazz is, at the very least, educational. But, a little time spent with this music and you’ll see why it was and continues to be relevant, as well as beloved.


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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-085
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in