A Few From the Jazz Record Center
Our friends at the Jazz Record Center had an auction close yesterday and here are some of the items of interest, starting with Gigi Gryce, The Hap’nin’s, New Jazz 8246. This was an original pressing with the purple labels and deep grooves. The record looked to be in M- condition and the cover was probably around VG+. The final price was $338.
Sonny Clark, Leapin’ and Lopin’, Blue Note 4091. This one does not look to be a first pressing, since they don’t call it a first pressing and don’t mention the ear. It looks to be really clean in M- condition for the record and the cover. And it is a mono pressing. The price was $212.50.
Speaking of Sonny Clark, there was also:
Serge Chaloff, Blue Serge, Capitol T-742. This was an original pressing with the aqua labels. The record looked to be in M- condition and the cover as well. This record, of course, features Clark on piano (along with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Leroy Vinnegar on bass). the final price was $310.55. I’d always thought this record was more highly valued by collectors, i.e., that it would sell for more than $310. But I looked it up in the Jazz Collector Pricie Guide, which admittedly is not quite up to date anymore, and the $310 seems to be a reasonable expectation. If it were the same record on Blue Note, you could put add $1,000 to the $310 and that would probably be the range.
Speaking of Blue Notes, there was Jackie McLean, Destination Out!, Blue Note 4165. This was an original mono pressing that looked to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $411.