Ry Cooder – Jazz original Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of Jazz by Ry Cooder, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Jazz by Ry Cooder, including the original obi.

This title has long been an audiophile favorite, as it’s a very well recorded album.

About this copy: This copy of Jazz is an original 1978 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

The cover is VG++, with trace edge and corner wear.  Obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of a great-sounding LP.

Background: Released in 1978, Jazz was the eighth solo album by Ry Cooder.  The album did not chart.  It was briefly available as a half speed mastered audiophile pressing from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs in the mid-1980s.

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.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in