A Trifecta of Rare Jazz Vinyl

Flanagan copyBack on eBay after an extended absence, for which I apologize once again. Took a quick check of some listings and found this: Tommy Flanagan Overseas, Prestige 7134. This looks to be an original New York pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The bidding ends tomorrow and it is already more than $1,000, perhaps on its way to the $2,000 bin. Interesting thought about this record: Did Prestige ever issue this on the yellow New Jersey label? I don’t recall ever seeing one or hearing about one. I guess it’s possible they just issued it once in the original format, which is what makes it so rare and so treasured by collectors.

Our friend Serge in Canada has several nice records on eBay now, including Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House, Blue Note 1515. This looks to be an original Lexington Avenue pressing in VG++ to M- condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. The bidding is in the $450 range, but it hasn’t yet reached the seller’s reserve price.

My goodness, look what happened to this one:

Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan, Peckin’ Time, Blue Note 1574. Last time I looked this was sitting at $700 and I said I’d be surprised if it didn’t sell for more than $1,000. Well it certainly did that. The final bid was $2,652.99. The same seller as the Tommy Flanagan Overseas record, so he’s having a pretty good month here. Strange to look at his site and see all these t-shirts with, oh yes, an occasional $1,000 record thrown in there.





  • Flanagan, Mobley & 2 million t-shirts – WTF????

  • Earl, no i don’t think Overseas was ever reissued in bergenfiled label. As you know it is the rarest Prestige album. Anyway, the real first issue was, IIRC a swedish set of 3 metrnome EP. The record was recorded in Stockholm during a Duke Ellington tour. Anyone correct me if i’m wrong. This a fantastic trio session, but there are many others you can buy for less than 20 $ on Ebay.

    Regarding Peckin Time, another fine session, with Hank and Lee but the price is essentially due to the fact that it is a Blue Note original. I’m listening “Night People” by Mort Herbert, this record is worth less than 15 $, musical quality is equivalent (to say the least) but it is on Savoy.

  • “Night People,” great lp. Agree completely with your evaluation Michel. Savoy put out a lot of material that had interesting combinations of musicians ( A. K.Salim sessions), and like you said because it is on Savoy, has been somewhat ignored/undervalued both musically and monetarily.

  • I know the owner of Dearborn Records. Great guy. He recently bought a huge ‘hoarder’ collection with some really nice clean jazz lp’s. He’s been putting the better ones up on the auction site over the past few months. Nice brick & mortar store that has been serving the metro Detroit area for decades.

  • I won a few auctions from Dearborn, mostly LPs on Prestige, that were virtually unplayed with amazing jackets. I bet that copy of Overseas was in similar condition. I can only imagine hearing it..

    was recorded in Stockholm during a concert tour of the J.J. Johnson quintet. In fact, the trio on the three Metronome EP’s is the rhythm section of J.J. The fifth man was Bobby Jaspar.
    Btw, I love “Night People”.

  • That copy of Overseas did some serious damage. I have a Japanese Metronome pressing that I’m very happy with – beautiful music and one of the most hard-swinging sessions that Mr. Flanagan helmed.

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