Aug 15, 2012 Blue Note
Sometimes I get vinyl envy. I see a record on eBay, one that I don’t have as an original pressing, usually a Blue Note, and I think my collection isn’t complete until I get that record. But then, if I get it, there’s always another to remind me that the collection will never be complete. So I think the vinyl envy is not such a bad thing. What would be the fun of collecting if there was nothing more to collect? So this is a record that gives me vinyl envy: The Magnificent Thad Jones, Blue Note 1527. I have a United Artists pressing and I’ve probably never even listened to it, so I’m not even sure of the quality of the music, although I bet it’s great: It’s really that Lexington Avenue label and cover in the pictures that does it. You can almost feel the cardboard and the heavy vinyl. Anyway, this one is in VG++ condition for the record and M- for the cover and it is approaching $300 and will probably sell for closer to $1,000, so it will not be added to the Jazz Collector collection.
This is a cool one I’ve never seen before:
Eric Dolphy, Outward Bound, Esquire 32-123. This is an original British pressing. The cover is real interesting, a great picture of Dolphy and the mention of bass clarinet, alto and flute. This one is probably in VG++ condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. The start price is $150 and so far there are no bidders, but there are six days to go. On this one, I also love the cover on the original New Jazz in the states: One of my favorite covers in fact. I wonder what the philosophy was, or perhaps copyright issues, in issuing separate covers in the U.K versus the U.S. Perhaps someone out there will enlighten us.