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Where best to buy Jazz CDs online in UK

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rockin John, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Wondered whether you Jazz guys could suggest a few places I might try.

    Some people say only use Megastores, others seem to swear by specialist jazz suppliers.

    Advice appreciated as always.


  2. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK

    If shopping online, I generally head for www.amazon.co.uk

    www.crazyjazz.co.uk has a huge selection (inc a lot of rare stuff), but prices are not that cheap.

    The Fopp in Nottingham is very good for jazz - I have spent more money in there than I care to think about! Their pricing can be erratic, but it's worth popping in regularly to see what's cheap - for example, I have picked up many classic albums from the Blue Note and CTI labels for five pounds a piece.

    I generally avoid the likes of HMV and Virgin, unless they have a particularly good sale on.
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    They're not bad; I have even bought some stuff from them that you can't find here or whatever(I bought MacDonald's Revolution In The Head, the RHCP's Live In Hyde Park...found a Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac cd 'cheap' vs. as an expensive IMPORT here).

    ...has that Miles' DVD been issued yet?
  5. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Out next Monday over here, apparently. Out in the US a couple of weeks later I think.

    It's now called 'Miles Electric - A Different Kind of Blue'
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I've bought stuff from Amazon and also US - based shops where there was no local alternative - JimK told me about some DVDs and specialist CDs - I bought Craig Garfinkel's CD from CD Baby, as well!! :)

    If I'm browsing for Jazz - I like to go to real shops - most famous is Ray's Jazz - which was in Soho and is now part of Foyles (Charing Cross Road) and has a very nice cafe, where you can sit all day and listen to great Jazz - they also have free performances - like Avishai Cohen did a duo at lunchtime!! :)

    Almost equally famous probably, in London is Mole Jazz - I finally tracked down Ed's recommendation of Lee Konitz's "Motion", there on Japanese import (!) - but it's not in a very nice area - King's Cross and I would only recommend it to the brave!! ;)