"It's been 60 years since jazz impresario Gigi Campi from Cologne founded MOD RECORDS, the first independent modern jazz label in Europe -years before he gained international fame as the man behind the legendary Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band- but in no way less important. MOD RECORDS became a home for jazz greats like Jutta Hipp, Hans Koller, Emil and Albert Mangelsdorff, Roland Kovac, Lars Gullin and Lee Konitz, some of whom even made their recording debut there! To celebrate the anniversary here's what could be the most amazing jazz-box ever produced: The complete collection of all 11 Vinyl releases on MOD, reproduced as 10-inch and 7-inch records with original sleeves plus 4 CDs containing all tracks plus previously unreleased live sessions. A lovingly researched 120-page hardcover book presents vintage reviews and press clippings, biographies of the musicians on MOD, plus fabulous designs and alternative sleeve art from the archives of MOD designer Wolfgang Raquet, and incredible photos of German photographer Chargesheimer. Also included in this sturdy 12"x12" box is a full-size reprint of the legendary MOD RECORDS poster 'Jazz West Germany'. A fascinating glimpse of the city of Cologne and a daring circle of young people who paved the way for a liberal culture during years of awakening in post-war Germany. A must for the real jazz aficionado." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | EU| 2019| BE! JAZZ | 179.90

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