A Rare Jazz Vinyl Quartet
Here zre are some of the rare jazz records that have been sitting in our eBay watch list, starting with Eric Dolphy, Outward Bound, New Jazz 8236. This was an original pressing with the purple label and the deep grooves. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was Ex, equivalent to VG++, according to the seller’s description. The final price was $837. High, but certainly not surprising for an original classic such as this. From the same seller, there was Kenny Dorham, Quiet Kenny, New Jazz 8225. This was also an original pressing with the purple label and the deep grooves. The record was listed in VG+ condition, as was the cover. The final price was $1,083. And one more from the same seller, this one a tease for me, but not in a comfortable price range, although certainly a fair price range based on the final bid:
Freddie Redd, Shades of Redd, Blue Note 4045. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing, listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. Would love to have it, of course, but the final price was $860. Someday, but not today.
While we’re looking at the high end of the market, here’s an auction that will be closing in a couple of days: Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, Blue Note 1530. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record is listed in VG++ condition, and the cover looks to be about VG, based on the description and the pictures. Maybe VG+ for someone less discerning. The bidding has already surpassed $1,000. We’ll see how high it goes, despite the issues with the cover.