Catching Up on Some More Blue Notes

We’ve been watching the Blue Notes carefully because the prices have jumped quite a bit recently. We’re always looking for trends. We thought we detected some softness the other day, but now we’re not so sure. Either way, the market on eBay always fluctuates a bit depending upon who’s bidding and who’s selling. Some sellers, because of presentation, packaging, credibility, always do better than others. Anyway, here are some recent Blue Note sales as tracked by Jazz Collector. See what you think.

Cliff Jordan, Blue Note 1565. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record was at least VG+ and the cover was also VG+. The price was $760.

Miles Davis Volume 1, Blue Note 1501. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing, from a reliable seller. The record was in M- condition for both the vinyl and the cover. The price was $517. Also, Miles Davis Volume 2, Blue Note 1502. This was also an original Lexington Avenue pressing from the same seller. It was also in M- condition all the way around, which is tough to find in these older Blue Notes, isn’t it? This one

sold for $553.

This one did not sell at all: Jutta Hipp At the Hickory House Volume 1, Blue Note 1515. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing. It was in VG condition for both the record and the cover. The seller had a start price of $199.99 and there were no bids. Keep an eye out, if you’re interested: It will probably reappear on eBay sometime with a lower start price.

This one went for a lower price than we expected: Bud Powell, Time Waits, Blue Note 1598. This was an original pressing from a top seller. The record was M- and the cover was VG++. The price was $170.

Stay tuned today for the give-away of the Sonny Rollins record. Also — where is everybody? The comments have dwindled down to a precious few the past couple of days.

One comment

  • Bud Powell in general doesn’t seem to be selling well. I have a copy of “Strictly Powell” on RCA. I was surprised to see a similar copy recently sold for a fraction of it’s book value – $60. This could be because of the label, the market, interest in the artist, etc…but still a surprise.

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