We always like to watch the auctions from the Jazz Record Center because they are a nice gauge of the overall market. Here are a few items from their latest auction, starting with: Sonny Rollins, The Sound of Sonny, Riverside 241. This is an original pressing with the white labels. It is listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The start price is $200 and so far there are no bidders, but we’d expect that to change. We’ve seen copies of this record sell for more than $500 in the Jazz Collector Price Guide.
Bud Powell’s Moods, Norgran 1064. This is an original yellow label pressing. The record and the cover both look to be in M- condition. It has a cover design by David Stone Martin and has a start price of $100. We’d also expect this one to sell, right?
The bidding has already started on this one: Dizzy Reece, Star Bright, Blue Note 4023. This is an original pressing that also looks to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The auction closes in about five days and the bidding is now in the $260 range.
Donald Byrd, Byrd’s Eye View, Transition 4. This is an original pressing. The record looks to be in M- condition and the cover is probably VG++ due to some repair work. There is no booklet, which will effect the ultimate price. So far the bidding on this record is also in the $260 range.
Kenny Dorham and Jackie McLean, Inta Somethin’, Pacific Jazz 41. This is an original stereo pressing in M- condition for the record and the cover. The price is $150 and there is already one bid