A Few More For the Jazz Collector Price Guide

flanaganHere’s some more jazz vinyl from the watch list, then we will attempt to put some of these into the Jazz Collector Price Guide.

Is this yet another copy of Tommy Flanagan Overseas, Prestige 7134 from Atomic Records? Someone mentioned that they had seen feedback on the previous listing, so the assumption that this is a second copy. Hard to believe. It took me 42 years to find one copy, and they end up with two. This one was in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $2,850.

John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell, Blue Note 1573. This looked to be an original West 63rd Street deep groove pressing. The record was in VG+ condition and so was the cover. The price was $676.66.

Jackie McLean, A Fickle Sonance, Blue Note 4089. This was an original mono  pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $338.

This one did not sell and has been relisted:

Ken McIntyre, Looking Ahead, New Jazz 8247. This was an original pressing with the deep grooves and the purple labels. It was listed in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. This also features Eric Dolphy, so I always assume it is desired by collectors. This one failed to get a bid at a start price of $99.






  • The two Overseas appear to have the same description, but the feedback for the first one (which sold for ~$200 less) was, “Mint. As described thank you”

    Who knows if it’s the same. It looks like they are getting quite a bit of turn back lately as I’ve been seeing a lot of records listed a second time a week or two after the first one sold (including one I returned). Overall though I’ve found Atomic to be a reputable dealer and I’ve continued to do business with them.

    On a side note I just picked up Looking Ahead. Great record, but the one you have listed appears to be over graded and the sellers feedback is less than perfect. I would have passed on that one too.

  • The Overseas copy is another one, as the previous one had a stamp on the back slick, I believe. I asked Atomic Records some questions 4 times, they didn’t reply one time. Unacceptable, unprofessional. I’ve also tried Euclid Records which is also supposed to be a reputable dealer according to many in our community, but the record I won, which was supposed to be in M- condition for the vinyl, was more like VG, unacceptable. So, the high grades they get here isn’t worth a whole lot tp me right now. Atomic have answered my questions before, so I’m chocked they ignored me this time and lost a potentially high bidder. Well, well..

  • Ken McIntyre, Looking Ahead, New Jazz 8247
    It did not sell for $99 now its on at buy it now ….$119.99
    haha now thats funny!

  • I returned a warped LP back to Atomic. The record was playable, but in my opinion a warp severely diminishes the value. The record was relisted with the exact same description with no mention of the warp. It has been a while so my memory is fuzzy, but I think it sold for +/- 10% what I had paid. I didn’t follow if the item was relisted again after that.

  • The fact that the description on the McLean’s album mentioned that ‘There is no “EAR”’ made that album a very expensive Liberty pressing.

  • Ouch. I missed the no ears. Certainly if I was a bidder I would have looked more carefully.

  • Desperately looking for a NM Fickle Sonance. My heart stood still when i saw this beautiful one. I did not bid anyway, because the main thing is not there : no ear.

  • I bought a VG+ Giant Steps black label from the seller Swanstone. I wouldnt really even call it VG. There was heat damage on the second side and it was pretty much unlistenable. I should have known when I was given a second chance offer 5 minutes after the auction ended. I returned it and they relisted with the same listing as when I bought it. Thats ebay I guess

  • Fickle Sonance.. No Deep Groove too from the pics although he lists Deep Groove !!!

  • No deep groove, of course, Fickle Sonance was never issued with any deep groove. Looks like both seller and buyer ignore of what actually means “deep groove”… beati possidentes

  • Very interesting that Atomic ignored your emails, Fredrik, as it would indicate that perhaps they were avoiding the inevitable truth of the situation. On the other hand, I find it interesting that the winner of the previous copy specifically mentioned that the record was as described…? Who knows.

  • alwaysanalog:

    Read carefully though. The title said “Deep Grove”, not groove.

    Maybe he is hinting at the fact that the buyer would throw the album into a deep grove due to rage, or maybe the seller found the album in a grove? 🙂

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